Health Tip: Get Baby Moving

Exercise is healthy, even for infants

Topics: Child Development Exercise: Misc Parenting

(HealthDay News) -- No one is too young to exercise. Even for infants, it's a key way to become stronger and healthier.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice about how parents can help their young ones get moving:

  • Take time each day to play active games, such as peek-a-boo.
  • On a clean floor, let baby play and stretch out, exploring his or her surroundings.
  • Join a playgroup for babies of your child's age.
  • Choose activities for your baby that encourage lots of movement of the hands, arms, legs and feet.

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