Tummy time

Kristin - posted on 05/27/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




My baby girl is 13 weeks and hates tummy time. Any suggestions?

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Tara - posted on 08/24/2010




my son is 6 weeks and loves tummy time so long as he is doing it while laying on my chest lol every baby is different, just keep varying your approach you'll find what works best for you.... good luck

Morgan - posted on 08/24/2010




my daughter only liked tummy time on a tummy time mat with the pillow that raised up her front a bit :)

I got mine at babiesRus

Kimberley - posted on 08/24/2010




just keep persavering with it my wee girl used to hate tummy time but i lay down next to her and it seemed to calm her for a bit, but i didnt really do tummy time til she was 4 - 5 month

Leigh - posted on 08/24/2010




My son screamed his head off when we tried it. I could only keep him there 15 seconds at a time. I tried everything to keep him there and happy - nothing worked. After he learned to roll, and realized he could get there himself, it was his favorite position. He didn't start really going on him belly until he was 5-6 months old. Don't freak out, she'll be fine.

Ciera - posted on 08/23/2010




there are special toys where she is raised off the ground for tummy time, those usually help. and just make sure your not just putting her down and expecting her to enjoy it by herself, because most babies dont like it! its important for back and neck muscles tho, so i used a breast feeding pillow and propped mine up on that then sat in from of her, make funny faces,waved some toys aroundd. they dont need hours of tummy time. just a bit a day so they can gain some myscle and also not get a flat head :D

Sarh - posted on 08/20/2010




Try laying her chest on a boppy pillow. Also, does she have gas? If she has gas she wont like it. just keep trying for a few minutes a day.

Jenni - posted on 08/20/2010




most babies don't like it so don't worry too much. Just keep putting her on her tummy if she fusses turn her back over and try again a few minutes later. Make sure you don't do it right after a feed and try it when she's at her happiest. One position that really worked for me and my baby girl is lying tummy to tummy. It's way more fun too because you can talk and sing to your baby face to face.

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