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 Infant Activity

You Asked: We Answered

We talked to hundreds of parents about what it’s like trying to raise a healthy baby. Parents shared their burning questions, biggest challenges, and best strategies.

We’ve taken the top questions from parents about physical activity and answered them here. We’ve also included practical tips from other parents like you.

Keep reading to get more information on these topics and questions:

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"We try to be active with her so she learns that this is just how to be."

An active baby is a healthy baby.

It’s never too early to be active — even babies need physical activity! It helps them learn and reach important milestones, like sitting up and crawling. Find out more.

Make playtime active time.

Take 5 to 10 minute active breaks throughout the day. A play mat with toys suspended above your baby will give him the opportunity to kick and reach and make him stronger. Get more ideas.

Limit TV time.

It’s true that TV can sometimes seem like a busy parent’s friend. But TV isn’t the best choice for babies, even educational shows. An infant’s best teachers are her parents and her interactions with them. Children who watch a lot of TV (more than 2 hours a day) are more likely to be overweight or obese as they get older. Get practical tips on how to limit TV time.

Help your baby stay at a healthy weight for life!