Waking up to the world
Baby becomes more and more alert as the days go by, spending much of his time quietly checking out his surroundings. Since he sleeps on his back at night (remember, this helps prevent SIDS), it's important to get in some tummy time during the day. Put your face directly in front of his so that he holds up his head to look at you — cute and good for his neck muscles. Don't freak out if his eyes don't quite meet yours — his vision is still a little blurry, which makes focusing difficult.
[tip] If baby seems upset, try placing him tummy-down across your knees and gently rubbing his back. This helps release extra air and relieves cramping, which is a common cause of agitation in babies.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City
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