$100/ Series (10% discount for Moms Groups participants, lactation consulting clients, and Mom/ Baby Yoga class-pass holders)
Ideal from 2 weeks old – pre-sitting. Belly Babies / Tummy Time method is limited to 10 babies so there is time for individual questions and attention when needed.
- Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am
- August 7th – August 28th
- September 11th – October 2nd
- October 16th – November 6th
- November 13th – December 11th (No class on November 27th!)
“The tummy time techniques I learned at Then Comes the Baby turned something that I dreaded doing with my baby to an enjoyable experience. I knew I was supposed to be doing tummy time with my son, but he always cried and fussed and we both hated it. I realized there were little tricks that made him so much happier on his tummy. Now he does tummy time everyday with no fuss. ” — Ashley and Baby Erez, Albany
Does your baby seem to hate ‘tummy time’, or appear to prefer turning their neck to one side most of the time? Does your baby have a bit of a flat head from back sleeping? Do they have a history of tongue tie or problems with gas and reflux? Are you looking for techniques to help them?
Belly Babies, a TummyTime! class is a fun and supportive 4-week class series that expands your infant’s comfort with spending time on their belly. Tummy time maximizes the physical development of head control and head turning in preparation for crawling, and helps babies increase their time on their tummies in a calm and relaxed state. Parents will learn how to help their baby move in and out of tummy time at a comfortable and successful pace.
During the series you will learn about infants’ range of comfort or discomfort while on their tummy, along with how to better understand and soothe your baby by connecting with them. A variety of positions, baby exercises and baby yoga are taught and practiced.
Practicing tummy time routinely will help prevent or improve head flattening due to back sleeping, and is helpful for some breastfeeding/ latching issues, neck weakness or turning problems (torticollis), digestion problems, or babies who don’t seem to like tummy time.
Medical and holistic experts agree that time on the tummy is necessary for preventing head flattening and delay of crawling and movement development. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that your baby begin tummy time right from birth (laying baby on your chest can work after birth!). They recommend 2-3 times/ day for 3-5 minutes, then gradually adding more time.
Here’s what the Mayo Clinic has to say http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/infant-and-toddler-health/expert-answers/tummy-time/faq-20057755 ,