Tummy Time

Dawn - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My little girl hates tummy time. I put her down and she will lay about 10 seconds before she starts screaming. the only way she will stay on her tummy is if she is laying on mine lol im alittle worried because she hasnt started trying to roll over or anything because of that.

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Trina - posted on 10/27/2009

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tummy time is when you lay the baby on his or her tummy. they'll practice pushing up and holding their head up. :-)

Casey - posted on 10/21/2009

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My daughter didn't like it at first either, so I started using the boppy pillow to prop her up on, then as she got used to that we started using the play mat. Don't give up as soon as she gets fussy. Soothe her, then keep attempting to put her down several times a day! Making sure she has something to look at helps too :)

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i have a 9 week old and he hated it until i started putting him on his boppy pillow and put toys in front of him. now hes hi]olding his head up and reaching for things. i hope this helps

Sarah - posted on 10/18/2009

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When my son has tummy time I give him a reason to hodl his head up. The tv could be on, a favortie toy of his could be hanging up. My little one tries to roll over but only makes it to about his side. Make tummy time fun. Cuddle with her afterwards. Show her its not bad to me on her tummy for more than 10 seconds. It jujst takes some patience.

Dawn - posted on 10/17/2009

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Tummy time is when you lay them on their tummy (WHILE AWAKE) lol just so they can get used to the change in position and also to prevent flat head. its good to get them to hold their head up more and exercise as well. My baby girl is two months yesterday.

P.S lol there is no stupid question when it comes to your kid, specially if your a first time mom!

Torri - posted on 10/17/2009

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okay i kno this may sound funny im a first time mom so what exactly is tummy time and how old do u start???

Trina - posted on 10/17/2009

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my little Logan loves his tummy time. he'll stay there all day if I let him. He's been lifting up his head and flipping over though when I put him on his tummy. I have to keep an eye on the little buggar.

Dinamarie - posted on 10/16/2009

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how many months is she.. and i think that is totally normal.. and I think she loves laying on yours because she hears all the sounds from when she was in the womb .. that could possibly be her comfort zone.. that is so cute =]

Lisa - posted on 10/16/2009

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don't worry! Most babies start to roll over around 4 months, some a little earlier, some a little later. Try putting her on a boppy pillow so she is elevated a little already, and then putting a light up toy or a mirror in front of her to encourage her to hold her head. Remember also that babies like to have their enviroment changed after a while also. ( about 15 minutes or so. ) i would suggest leaving her on her tummy for about 5 minutes to start with, then slowly increase the time as she gets the hang of holding her head and is more willing to try to play/reach for the objects in front of her. Good luck! :)

Julie - posted on 10/16/2009

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Hi there! I was told by my pediatrician that it is fine to do tummy time while she is laying on you! It still helps her develop her muscles and coordination. I have the same problem with my son, so we do tummy time when he's on me. Also, most babies don't start to roll over until 3 or 4 months, so don't worry....it'll happen!!

Amanda - posted on 10/15/2009

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i found that if i do tummy time with my little one he seems to tolerate it better if i put him in front of the tv. Gives him a reason to lift his head and to look around...

Josette - posted on 10/15/2009

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i recently started giving my munchkin her tummy time and she didn'y like it one bit but i started her out with just 30 secs and then she got to cuddle some with mommy. I repeated that a few times till she realized that it wasn't a bad thing. then we just added more time. Now she enjoys it for a while. Try that maybe it will work for you too.

Shari - posted on 10/15/2009

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Tummy time is short and not so sweet in our house too. It may be the age of the baby, but the only time he likes to be on his tummy is when I hold him after he eats. As for rolling over, most babies don't do that until around 5 months. Jason can get to his side a little bit, but not any farther.

Cami - posted on 10/15/2009

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Asher hates it as well. My hubby can't stand it when I put him down because while he is good for the first few minutes, eventually he crys and screams. It's horrible. I was told don't worry about them rolling over for a few more months, and back time is good for rolling over too. Asher loves to lay on his tummy on me leanin back in the recliner and thats the ONLY time I let him sleep on his tummy is while he is on me. I did by this tummy time mat (wal-mart, but cheaper at Ross's) that has a lil Pillow you can prop them on so their faces aren't getting rubbed in the floor and it helps their chest muscles. However, it doesn't do a thing for pushin up w/ their arms.

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my LO hates it too, although he is getting better....i suggest letting her cry for a couple min..eventually she will realizr its not so scary...my LO is slowly getting more and more used to it....HTH...g/l....

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