How is your baby's development?

Chantale - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I'm just wondering how your little ones are doing during tummy time? How long does your little one last during tummy time? Is your little one rolling over yet? My little guy lasts about 5 min during tummy time. He rolled over at 2 months onto his back but has not done it since. He is 3 1/2 months old now, and just wondering on average where other babies are at. Thanks

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Donna - posted on 01/18/2010

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my daugter is 4 months old and she lasts about 5 min before she starts getting frustrated, she trys to rollover and move and has managed it once she is also trying to crawl but she cant get her bum in the air.

Becky - posted on 01/17/2010

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My son is 4 1/2 months old and sometimes tolerates tummy time and sometimes doesn't. He's never been a huge fan, but sometimes he'll take 10 -15 minutes of it, other times, only a couple minutes. He lasts much longer if I lie down on the floor with him. He can roll from belly to back, since he was 3 weeks old, but doesn't really do it that often. He doesn't roll back to belly yet, but he does roll onto his side, and is able to maneuver himself around doing that very well. Last night, twice, I went in when he woke to feed, to find his head pointing the opposite direction from how I'd laid him down!

He's been smiling since 3 weeks, and is very smiley. Cooing since 6 weeks, and laughed just before 3 months. He's sitting quite well with support now, and loves to stand up (supported, of course!) We just started him in the jumperoo, and he's picking it up quite quickly.

Allison - posted on 01/17/2010

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My daughter (born 8 september) rocks the tummy time, she looks at herself in the mirror, she's happy doing so for 10 minutes or so, then she gets pissed. . .but she talks to the baby in the mirror and laughs she rolls from back to belly but not much she's just not that into it. (she must just be content looking at me) she's totally into her hands and feet now and seems to study them for hours (hilarious) sucks thumb and entire fist sometimes. and is really into sitting up, she doen't fall over, but sinks down to the front, right. . . she hasn't figured out how to support her weight with her hands yet in that manner i guess.

Amber - posted on 01/17/2010

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My daughter is 4 months old and can roll over from tummy to her back. The second I put her down for tummy time one of two things happen, she puts her head down and shoves her toys in her mouth or she rolls over and i roll her back and it keeps going.

Tara - posted on 01/17/2010

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My little girl hates tummy time, she lasts a cpl minutes and then starts freaking out. So i try to do it as much as possible before she freaks out. But just the other day she started rolling over from back to front and now every time she does she freaks out cause she hates her tummy lol She is 3 1/2 months as well :)

Heather - posted on 01/17/2010

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My little boy isn't terribly fond of tummy time, and he has now started to rolled from tummy to back, so he will hold his head up and look around about 5-10 minutes then either fuss or just roll over...rolled over 4 times in a row earlier. :) Guess he didn't want tummy time right then... He rolled the first time right at 4 months.

Alicia - posted on 01/15/2010

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My little girl has just started trying to "roll over" she arches her back and leans like she's trying to get on her side...but has yet to accomplish this on her own without Mommy and Daddy's help. :) I figure she will get there when she's ready. They grow up so fast..I almost don't want to push her ...she seems so big already. (She'll be 4 months next week.) She's been smiling since the day we brought her home...most people say it's just gas but I think a few of them were real...she just didn't realize what she was doing. She smiles a lot now..specially playing pick-a-boo she loves that game.

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my little man is 16 weeks. he started to roll at 2 months from back to front but hated tummy time so we left him on his tummy for 10 mins to whinge about it when he rolled over and then on wednesday(15wks6days) he rolled the entire way round and now doesnt stop. started smiling at 4weeks and giggling at 10weeks and squealing in delight at 10weeks too. i must admit though he rolls onto his tummy every time he is put down on his play mat so gets alot of tummy time that way.

all babies will develop on their own time frame and they will get there even if it takes a bit longer. so no worries.

Kera - posted on 01/14/2010

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My baby was born 10 weeks early. So far, she gets almost an hour of tummy time, and she can lift her head all the way up and hold it there for about 3 minutes before it flops back down. She only rolls when she's trying to get off the changing pad (I change her on the floor).

I read a lot of baby books since Aisis is my first child. They all say the same thing. Babies (all babies) develop at different times. If your child doesn't reach a particular milestone, it's not worrisome unless your Ped is concerned. Until they are, you should be patient and grateful for what your child has accomplished.

If your still worried, there are free outreach programs in your area that can assess slow developments. I got a whole list of them from the Pediatrician. They include classes, tests, and support groups!

Brandi - posted on 01/13/2010

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My little girl was born Sept 3 and she starting rolling over from her tummy to back at 11 weeks. She doesn't mind tummy time at all and is now trying to figure out how to get her legs going. She pulls herself around a lil and grabs at toys in front of her. When she starts getting tired she will just roll over to her back. She is nearly rolling over from back to tummy. She's been giggling for about 2-3 weeks now. She also chatters a lot... makes a lot of mmmm noises and has said mama and mum a few times, of course by accident but still nice to hear :).

Stephanie - posted on 01/13/2010

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My baby girl hates being on her tummy, it kind of scares me developmentally speaking. She rolled over from her back to tummy right at 4 months for the first time.

Emily - posted on 01/13/2010

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My son was born sept. 19th and he still hasn't rolled over. I guess he's just more content and I think if he really wanted to, he would. He is not the biggest fan of tummy time, after about 5 min. he starts to cry. He definately smiles and giggles all the time and he also is picking up toys so I'm not worried about it.

Roxanna - posted on 01/13/2010

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My twins are 15wks. & they last about 5 mins on there tummys. Neither one has rolled over yet. Cash likes to look around. Aurora used to just put her head down & suck on her hands. She is also lifting her head & looking around. Both kids love eating there fists. & they smile all the time. They have laughed a couple of times but it was on accident. Hope this helps. My older children weren't interested in rolling over. & hated being on there tummys. They both actually rolled from back to tummy first.

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