Tummy Trouble

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COMMON WISDOM Babies should be put on their backs, especially to sleep.

SECOND OPINION Babies are on their backs too much. Teachers and researchers are noticing more infants and kids with poor gross and fine motor skills. Some experts believe it may be because the children did not develop the muscles babies use to push up when put on their tummies.

BOTTOM LINE Babies should sleep on their backs. But put them on their tummies for as much supervised awake time as possible.