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Tummy time: Tips for encouraging crawling – activities to advice

Tummy time is often something that we are encouraged to do to help baby crawling - we have tips on what to do with tummy time, but also other ideas for encouraging crawling from around the web. Come on and get that baby moving!

This month we are looking at helping you all with encourage your little ones to crawl from activities and tummy time, to just general advice to get them moving…we published a post about this recently, and I know there are a load of wonderful resources out there for getting those little lets a-moving.

Be careful though, sometimes it is better when they are little and you know they are going to stay where you leave them!

Please share anything you have seen, or written with us using the widget below, and if you aren’t sure how to do this, then drop me a line on Twitter.

Our parenting tips board has over 350,000 followers, so I shall pin anything to this for you as well; and hopefully you will get a wee bit more traffic for your own posts this way:

For ideas on what might work well, how about:

  •  Tips for encouraging tummy time
  • Activities for strengthening baby’s legs
  • What to do if your baby doesn’t like going on their tummy
  • Toys that encourage crawling
  • Etc.

If you do share, then be fab if you can grab the badge to display on the post so we can all find each other as well.

Crawling is a key developmental stage for our little ones, and some achieve it around 8 months, but others take that wee bit longer. There is evidence to suggest that those babies that spend more time on their tummy are likely to crawl sooner. My two little ones loved tummy time, so we were lucky, but it can be hard if your baby isn’t so keen on propping themselves up off the floor. Toys such as play gyms, encourage exploration for your babies when they are facing down by using sensory tools which are activated by movement. Even mirrors on the floor can provide a lot of stimulation on the tummy.

If you found something that worked for you and your baby – do share it with us here.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Tuesday 17th of March 2015

What a timely linkup! I just wrote my post on tummy time, I hope some people find it useful. :)


Friday 13th of March 2015

Great tips Helen! thank you for taking part in the Parent Pin-It Party


Monday 9th of March 2015

Lovely tips, its all about encouragement and interaction. #Prentingpinparty

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