Tummy time tips?

Katie - posted on 05/24/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter hates tummy time. Anyone have suggestions on how to get her to at least tolerate it?

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Bianca - posted on 05/24/2009

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hello natasha, just put her down even on her back to start with and lye down next to her, stop holdind her all the time lol, she'll get use to it u just have to make it fun, try doing it after a bath let her roll around in the nudders lol.

Guggie - posted on 05/24/2009

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I noticed my daughter didn't like it until 4-5 months. So maybe just listen to her cues. But make sure she gets enough time to try to push up! Developing those upper body muscles is really important.

Claire - posted on 05/24/2009

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My daughter has only just started to enjoy it at 6 months, probably bcos she's realised she has to be on the belly if she wants to start crawling around!! Don't worry, she'll do it when it's necessary!

Sarah - posted on 05/24/2009

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I was wondering the same thing! The only thing I've seen help my son was to wait a while after he'd eaten. If it was right aftre he ate he was super fussy about it. So if I do tummy time just BEFORE I feed him I have better luck!

Melissa - posted on 05/24/2009

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My baby hated it too. Even when he started to roll over, he would get all frustrated that he was stuck on his tummy. So i would have to roll him back over. I didn't really force it. He didn't really get into any of the belly time toys either. Once it got time to be crawling, he didn't have a problem with it anymore. So we just took it at his own pace. Good Luck! :)

Rebecca - posted on 05/24/2009

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There isnt really much you can do to make them like it. Thats why they suggest starting very early so they get used to it. You can try to distract her though with toys or a play mat or mirror. In time she will start to relax while doing it. They suggest doing it for at least 5 mins at a time 4-5 times a day.

Natasha - posted on 05/24/2009

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just do it for 5 mins 2-3 times a day. let her scream the house down if she likes, but just keep doin it. it's also a good time to do it when she's in a nice relaxed mood. it took my daughter bout a month to get used to it even now i still have to get her at a right mood.

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