ST. LOUIS - Babies need to develop tummy strength to lift their heads, roll over, focus their eyes, sit, crawl and even for speech. Mercy Kids developed a new four-week program ideal for babies from birth to 6 months, called Tummy Time for Baby.
During this group class, taught by pediatric physical therapists, parents or caregivers will learn creative ways to engage baby in tummy time activities that are fun and supportive of motor development. Issues such as sleep, positioning, feeding and calming baby will also be discussed and participants are encouraged to bring any questions to class for guidance from the instructor.
The four-week session, starting Tuesday, Jan. 14, will meet at 10 a.m. at Mercy Children’s Therapy and Development Center, 641 N. New Ballas Rd. The registration fee is $40 per family, payment by debit or credit card is required at time of online registration. To register, please click here. For more information, call 314-872-3345.
Mercy Kids is a network of pediatric care dedicated to meeting the needs of every child, every day. It is powered by over 700 pediatricians and family doctors in partnership with 125 pediatric specialists. Anchored by two acute care pediatric hospitals in St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., Mercy Kids offers a full range of services to support healthy childhoods, including pediatric, specialty and educational services.