Duration: any

Age: baby, parent

Skill for Bub: Muscle builder


Prepare your baby for tummy time and sitting up with this pilates-style exercise designed to strengthen your baby’s head, neck, and back.

Here’s how to get her started:

  • Lie your baby down on her back.
  • Holding her arms above the elbows, gently pull her upwards.
  • If she easily raises her head up with her arms, continue to pull slightly until she lifts her upper body as well. Repeat a maximum of four times only.
  • Remember: Let your baby set the pace. Never use all of your own strength to lift her head and upper body.