Need help with tummy time

Michelle - posted on 05/14/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 7 month old has been refusing tummy time since he was 3 months. Every time I put him on his tummy he flips out and starts screaming frantically I have even tried sitting on the floor with him to ease the feeling but it don't matter he just doesn't like it. I feel now that it is very crucial for him to be on his tummy to strengthen his muscles to begin crawling. What should I do?


Amy - posted on 05/14/2012




Is he sitting up on his own? If he is then I wouldn't worry about tummy time. My daughter didn't crawl (on her hands and knees) till she was 14 months old and the next day she was walking. She never liked tummy time either but if she wanted to get somewhere she got there by scooting around on her butt. As my doctor pointed out would you want to have your face stuck in the carpeting when there is nothing interesting to look at? If you really want to do tummy time then you're probably going to have to get down there with him and try and make it interesting.

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