Incorporating A Toddler Into Tummy Time

As a mom of a two year old and baby I’ve found that tummy time while the two year old is up poses a bit of a challenge.  My toddler adores his little brother and wants to be around him at almost all times when he is awake.  I’m thrilled that he loves him, but I’ve had to be creative when coming up with ways to keep him busy while the baby is doing tummy time.  I finally concluded that the best way to do this was to incorporate my toddler into tummy time.  Of course, like tummy time, this is very supervised!  Here are some of my tricks to incorporating a toddler into tummy time.

Incorporating Your Toddler In Tummy Time.  This is a great tip for tummy time.  I have trouble coming up with activities for a toddler when my baby is doing tummy time! - Pink Oatmeal

Incorporating A Toddler Into Tummy Time

When I have both boys during tummy time I’ve turned much of the entertaining over to my toddler and I’m the supervisor.  I try to come up with things that my toddler is interested in to keep him focused for a bit and not wanting to lay all over the baby.

Incorporating Your Toddler In Tummy Time.  This is a great tip for tummy time.  I have trouble coming up with activities for a toddler when my baby is doing tummy time! - Pink Oatmeal

Driving Trucks – This could really be any toy of interest.  My toddler drives them back and forth in front of the baby.  I just have to watch that he doesn’t drive them on him…he’s tried it!

Rolling A Ball – He will roll a ball back and forth to me.  We often say that the baby is cheering for us!

Incorporating Your Toddler In Tummy Time.  This is a great tip for tummy time.  I have trouble coming up with activities for a toddler when my baby is doing tummy time! - Pink Oatmeal

Reading A Book – I think it’s so sweet how he will page through a book and show the baby pictures.  I also will read to both of them.

Dancing – My toddler has moves and dances for the baby as much as he can during tummy time.  I just have to turn on his CD.

Incorporating Your Toddler In Tummy Time.  This is a great tip for tummy time.  I have trouble coming up with activities for a toddler when my baby is doing tummy time! - Pink Oatmeal

Getting On The Floor With Baby – We started on an elevated surface (as in the picture) but have graduated to the floor for this activity now.

How do you incorporate your toddler into tummy time with your baby?

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