First breath. Shout. And already your chest sniffles a warm lump of happiness. Your baby. If a baby is laid out on the tummy from the first minutes of life, it means that it will not harm him. On the contrary, such procedures are very useful for crumb.
Do not worry that the neck muscles are still weak, and that the umbilical wound has not yet fully healed. This is not at all scary. Doctors advise starting to spread the crumbs from the very first days of life. If you are afraid to do this before discharge from the maternity hospital, you can begin this exercise the next day after arriving home.
If you want, then at first you can put a little blood on your stomach, as it was done in a maternity hospital. Your skin should be in contact with the skin of the baby, it will soothe and warm him. If you feel that you are ready to start – go ahead, without a doubt. The most important thing is to do everything correctly and carefully. Start by preparing:
one. Prepare the surface for laying out the baby. Ideally – changing table. But, in its absence, any flat, hard and safe surface will do. On a soft bed, the baby will be uncomfortable to lift the head. Remove all unnecessary – toys, pillows …. After all, a child can bump into their nose.
2 Cover the surface with a clean baiké diaper or towel. Baby will be more pleasant to go to bed on a warm bedcover.
How to do it
one. Raise the baby with your right hand under the back, holding the head with a palm. With your left hand, support him by the tummy and, placing him gently on the surface, lay the baby with the tum down. He should rest on his forearms, and his legs should be open like a frog’s. At first, under the breast of the baby you can put a cushion of diaper.
2 At first, the duration of such classes can be limited to five minutes. Further more. And more often. During the massage, when taking air baths, when swaddling or changing clothes. Gradually increase the time and frequency of procedures. But, just before feeding.
3 Do not worry if the crumb cries or sniffles. It does not hurt him, just this position of his body is still unusual for him. Try to distract him with a bright rattle, song or affectionate stroking.
four. Shift back into the crib should be the same technique as laid out. But a little bit different. Left hand should pick up the crumb under the chest and abdomen and roll first to the flank and then back. And raise on your right hand.
It will take quite a bit of time and your son or daughter will love to lie on the belly. After all, from this position can be seen much more interesting around.
How often have you laid your babies on the tummies? Share your experience.