Health Tip: Help Keep Baby Moving

Suggestions to encourage activity

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(HealthDay News) -- Babies, just as their adult counterparts should, are encouraged to get lots of exercise.

The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions to promote baby's movement:

  • Allow your baby to spread out and move in an area that's safe.
  • Don't let your baby spend too much time in a car seat, stroller or crib, which limits baby's movement.
  • Give baby plenty of supervised tummy time to prepare for crawling.
  • Help baby get onto his or her hands and knees.
  • Place a toy just out of baby's reach, encouraging baby to figure out how to retrieve it.
  • Promote walking by letting baby hold onto furniture or your hands as baby moves.

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