Tummy time tips

Tips to encourage 5 month to stay in tummy time longer? He likes to roll out of it immediately and only to one side. We just started tolerating tummy time 3 weeks ago and only bearing weight on forearms underneath shoulders.

Hi! Thanks for your question. It can be hard once they learn how to roll but congrats on having a roller!

One option is to block his preferred rolling side with a cushion, your leg, the couch, etc so that he can’t just easily get out of it. This will help him figure out the other side but also buy some more time in tummy time.

You can also have him lie across your lap or on a ball where you are making a game out of it so that it doesn’t feel like tummy time and you are controlling his position a little more. Here are some examples:


Let us know how it goes!