Kylie - posted on 03/11/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
I know that it's important to have tummy time, but my child HATES it. I have a playmat and he hates it, I have him on my tummy, and he doesn't like it, but he won't fuss as much. I've put toys in front of him, I put him on my legs. I've laid with him on the ground while he does it. He can push up with hands and lift his head, but when he's on his tummy, he WON'T do it. I do everything I can possibly do in the time that I have him to have tummy time, but he HATES it!
I don't know what else to do anymore. He has a slight flat spot, and he favors a side. He can turn his head both ways, but he favors one side. He can lift his head with good control when I have him in a bumbo seat, or I sit him on my lap, or sit him on my chest.
I don't know what to do. I understand the importance of tummy time, but I've read so many things on what I should do, I want to scream at this point. The times you are to have it with a baby vary, what you should do varies. I want to tell the internet to shut up. Sigh. LOL
Does anyone else's babies have trouble with tummy time like mine? Should I stress about this?