The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends, "Back to sleep, tummy to play," but is that really happening? Babies are now spending too much time on their backs and in various seats, which can lead to a wide range of developmental delays as well as an increase in cases of "flat head." Frequent opportunities throughout the day, building up to an hour of supervised playtime, known as 'tummy time,' is important for gross and fine motor and cognitive development. It also creates the foundation for future crawling and walking. Many parents avoid 'tummy time' because their baby doesn't seem to like it or gets frustrated in this position quite quickly.
We invite you and your baby to attend this unique tummy time class where you will learn practical tips and solutions that will promote gross motor, fine motor, sensory motor and visual development. In this class, you will experience new ways to easily integrate tummy time into your baby's daily routine in a playful, and interactive setting with the support and guidance of a pediatric physical therapist along with an infant and child development specialist. Parents will leave knowing concrete, developmentally appropriate strategies for pleasurable and purposeful tummy time play.
Class length: 90min.
Marilee Hartling, RN, MFT, Infant and Child Development Specialist
HOW TO ENROLL:
Click the location below for class dates. If the location or date you want to attend is not available or Out of Stock please call.
Santa Monica: (310) 998-1981
Hollywood: (323) 469-5300
Marilee Hartling is a registered nurse and infant/child development specialist who worked for many years in maternal-child nursing and led the "First Weeks Group" at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center prior to conducting groups privately. Marilee also worked as an early intervention nurse for many years. Marilee is a licensed child and family therapist and a sleep consultant. She specializes in working as a therapist with parents, infants and children from birth to age 10 in her private practice in West Hollywood. She also leads "Mommy & Me" groups at the Hollywood Pump Station. Marilee is the mother of 4 grown children and is also a grandmother.