Module 3
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Infant Activity

Encouraging Infant Activity

Doctors smiling: Two men and and one womanInfants need time to explore their environment and move their arms and legs to reach physical development milestones.

Aid their development by:

  • removing infants from their cribs if they are awake so they get plenty of activity time;
  • ensure that you have a clean floor space for infants to stretch and play on their stomachs; and
  • make sure all toys are clean and free of germs. Infants place objects in their mouths.

This is a healthy part of their development though they need constant supervision to ensure they are not putting anything in their mouth that could be hazardous.