Tummy time is crucial for infant spinal curvature development. When a baby is on their tummy it forces them to lift their head which promotes their cervical (neck) curvature. Then when they are strong enough they are able to push up their upper half of their body and develop their lumbar (lower back) curvature. The curves in your spine are SOOOO important. They are the shock absorption for your spine.
Tummy time is also crucial for many brain functions. I could go on and on about how important it is. I will just list a few of my favorite reasons why:
1. Curvature development
2. Horizontal eye tracking
3. Muscle development for crawling
4. Hind brain development
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