tummy time

User - posted on 06/15/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )

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My 2 month old seems to really not like tummy time. Every time I put her on her tummy, she just cries, she holds her head up some but, I can't even get through 10 mins of it. Any suggestions?

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User - posted on 06/15/2009

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sarah- its recommended so they don't get a flat spot on their head also because it helps them build up their neck muscles and become strong which in turn will help them with other milestones such as sitting up, rolling over crawling etc....

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My daughter hates tummy time too. She is 5 1/2 months old. She has recently learned to turn over, and so flips if she's on her stomach. Somehow, she has excellent head control, and sits on her own now. Just keep trying, she'll either learn to like it, or like my daughter, will find some other way to compensate.

Samantha - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Zach N Addie:

tummy time

My 2 month old seems to really not like tummy time. Every time I put her on her tummy, she just cries, she holds her head up some but, I can't even get through 10 mins of it. Any suggestions?


If she doesn't like to be on her tummy on the floor, you can lay her on your chest when you feel like holding her.  She can then look up at you and know that you didn't leave her.  Any tummy time is better than no tummy time.

Nichol - posted on 06/16/2009

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This "battle" is not necessary. I quoted Nichole in the first place because she started going off about Justine's post and I thought the fact that you called her dumb was ignorant. Then Nichole proceeded to say that it was "BS" that I was educated. In reality, although you may want to play the innocent one in all of this, you shouldn't be so die-hard about what people are saying. She simply stated that people should reread their baby books. Is that so bad? This is supposed to be a fun, beneficial, and social site for moms. STOP THE DRAMA. STOP THE IGNORANCE. STOP THE IMMATURITY. Ignore the ones you disagree with.

Nichole - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



Quoting Nichole:




Quoting Amanda:





Quoting Nichole:






Quoting Amanda:







Quoting nichol:

hahaha you can say that again!













nichole is such a douche bag LMAO


















HAHAHA!!!! You 2 are funny. You both need to voice your OPINION and thats it. And not tell others how to raise there children.















I voiced my opinion and so did nichol. you just didnt like what we had to say.










Move along now and let people voice their opinions.












You have reported, so hopefully you will be removed from this site and not allowed to even be on it. I am not the only one that has had problems with you from what I have seen.









oh there are far worse traumas in life than being booted from circle of moms.






btw, they never do anything. I to have reported people far worse than me as have many other people I know . they may boot me out of this room but thats all that will happen.






Seems to me you can dish it out but you cant take it back. I saw you tormenting Nichol so I stuck up for her.






It is people like you that make circle of moms not worth being on. we come here to get serious advice from other mothers and not bull shit reasponse such as I gave my kid baby rice at 2 min old and he did great, he is 40 pounds now at 8 months. No one wants to hear that and if they do they should join circle of quacks.






If I am looking for advice on here I want an anserw from someone who has doen their research not someone who has tried something without doind all the research they can.





I think you really need to seek professional help..I was not tormenting Nichol, if you go back and look at what was said, as many have and agreed that she keep going and telling not just me but others that we were going to have children that were all messed up because of our us feeding our children early. She even went as far as to tell one girl that she was a high school drop out and lived off her man. She was the one who was wrong here....You are just thriving off her drama cause you must like it yourself. She responded to many of us in a derogatory way. You put your nose where it did not belong. So good luck to you and your baby.

Jackie - posted on 06/16/2009

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My daughter really hated tummy time when she was 2 months too. I didn't think she really started liking it till she was 5 or 6 months. She doesn't care either way now since she can roll over both ways. She's 8 months now. I wouldn't worry about it too much. My daughter didn't get a whole lot of tummy time till she was like 4 months since she hated it so much.

Amanda - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Nichole:



Quoting Amanda:




Quoting Nichole:





Quoting Amanda:






Quoting nichol:

hahaha you can say that again!











nichole is such a douche bag LMAO















HAHAHA!!!! You 2 are funny. You both need to voice your OPINION and thats it. And not tell others how to raise there children.












I voiced my opinion and so did nichol. you just didnt like what we had to say.








Move along now and let people voice their opinions.









You have reported, so hopefully you will be removed from this site and not allowed to even be on it. I am not the only one that has had problems with you from what I have seen.





oh there are far worse traumas in life than being booted from circle of moms.



btw, they never do anything. I to have reported people far worse than me as have many other people I know . they may boot me out of this room but thats all that will happen.



Seems to me you can dish it out but you cant take it back. I saw you tormenting Nichol so I stuck up for her.



It is people like you that make circle of moms not worth being on. we come here to get serious advice from other mothers and not bull shit reasponse such as I gave my kid baby rice at 2 min old and he did great, he is 40 pounds now at 8 months. No one wants to hear that and if they do they should join circle of quacks.



If I am looking for advice on here I want an anserw from someone who has doen their research not someone who has tried something without doind all the research they can.

Amanda - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Nichole:



Quoting Amanda:




Quoting Nichole:





Quoting Amanda:






Quoting nichol:

hahaha you can say that again!











nichole is such a douche bag LMAO















HAHAHA!!!! You 2 are funny. You both need to voice your OPINION and thats it. And not tell others how to raise there children.












I voiced my opinion and so did nichol. you just didnt like what we had to say.








Move along now and let people voice their opinions.









You have reported, so hopefully you will be removed from this site and not allowed to even be on it. I am not the only one that has had problems with you from what I have seen.





oh there are far worse traumas in life than being booted from circle of moms.



btw, they never do anything. I to have reported people far worse than me as have many other people I know . they may boot me out of this room but thats all that will happen.



Seems to me you can dish it out but you cant take it back. I saw you tormenting Nichol so I stuck up for her.



It is people like you that make circle of moms not worth being on. we come here to get serious advice from other mothers and not bull shit reasponse such as I gave my kid baby rice at 2 min old and he did great, he is 40 pounds now at 8 months. No one wants to hear that and if they do they should join circle of quacks.



If I am looking for advice on here I want an anserw from someone who has doen their research not someone who has tried something without doind all the research they can.

Nichole - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



Quoting Nichole:




Quoting Amanda:





Quoting nichol:

hahaha you can say that again!









nichole is such a douche bag LMAO












HAHAHA!!!! You 2 are funny. You both need to voice your OPINION and thats it. And not tell others how to raise there children.









I voiced my opinion and so did nichol. you just didnt like what we had to say.






Move along now and let people voice their opinions.





You have reported, so hopefully you will be removed from this site and not allowed to even be on it. I am not the only one that has had problems with you from what I have seen.

Amanda - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Nichole:



Quoting Amanda:




Quoting nichol:

hahaha you can say that again!







nichole is such a douche bag LMAO









HAHAHA!!!! You 2 are funny. You both need to voice your OPINION and thats it. And not tell others how to raise there children.





I voiced my opinion and so did nichol. you just didnt like what we had to say.



Move along now and let people voice their opinions.

Amanda - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Nichole:



Quoting Amanda:




Quoting nichol:

hahaha you can say that again!







nichole is such a douche bag LMAO









HAHAHA!!!! You 2 are funny. You both need to voice your OPINION and thats it. And not tell others how to raise there children.





I voiced my opinion and so did nichol. you just didnt like what we had to say.



Move along now and let people voice their opinions.

Nichole - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting nichol:



Quoting Nichole:




Quoting nichol:

wait a little while. she is still young....i started my son on tummy time when he was four months. its just recommended because they can get flat heads and if it gets bad enough they have to wear a helmet to correct the problem.....which isnt cool at all!!







WOW...I just figured I would look to see what other posts you were posting in. Are you doctor? Or just a know it all?









you are a stupid person. stop harassing me. i am studying medical laboratory science. and i can gurantee i know what i am talking about more than you do. this circle is to help moms and to offer advice to those looking for it. you aren't helping anyone by not dropping a pointless argument-which is pointless because you are thick-headed.





So you are studying to work in a lab and diagnose diseases, right? Where does pediatrician fit in there? Please voice your OPINION and thats it and you wouldn't have a problem on this site!!!!

Nichole - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



Quoting nichol:

hahaha you can say that again!





nichole is such a douche bag LMAO





HAHAHA!!!! You 2 are funny. You both need to voice your OPINION and thats it. And not tell others how to raise there children.

Amanda - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting nichol:

hahaha you can say that again!


nichole is such a douche bag LMAO

Sarah - posted on 06/15/2009

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I had the exact same problem with my son and I would lie on my back, with him lying on his tummy on my tummy and that helped alot. He was still getting his tummy time, but he no longer cried, and it was also a great bonding time for the noth of us.

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My son (who is now almost 5) and my daughter (who is 9 months) had exactly the same problem. Nothing I did would help with Michael, but we got through it and he developed normally lol... With Hailey, I find it helps for Michael and I to get down on the floor with her (because she STILL hates tummy time!) and play on our tummies, too! Good luck! :)

Amanda - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting Nichole:



Quoting nichol:

wait a little while. she is still young....i started my son on tummy time when he was four months. its just recommended because they can get flat heads and if it gets bad enough they have to wear a helmet to correct the problem.....which isnt cool at all!!





WOW...I just figured I would look to see what other posts you were posting in. Are you doctor? Or just a know it all?





NICHOLE IS SUCH A DOUCHE BAG

Nichol - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting Nichole:



Quoting nichol:

wait a little while. she is still young....i started my son on tummy time when he was four months. its just recommended because they can get flat heads and if it gets bad enough they have to wear a helmet to correct the problem.....which isnt cool at all!!





WOW...I just figured I would look to see what other posts you were posting in. Are you doctor? Or just a know it all?





you are a stupid person. stop harassing me. i am studying medical laboratory science. and i can gurantee i know what i am talking about more than you do. this circle is to help moms and to offer advice to those looking for it. you aren't helping anyone by not dropping a pointless argument-which is pointless because you are thick-headed.

Sarah - posted on 06/15/2009

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i'd never heard of 'tummy time' before i joined COM's my daughter hated being on her tummy, so i very rarely did it. how come it's recommended? my daughter doesn't seem any worse for not doing it (she's one now) was just wondering why you're supposed to do it? sorry if i'm being dense! haha! :)

Danielle - posted on 06/15/2009

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My son hated it as well. My mum got him this adorable little tummy time mat that has a little pillow they can prop up on and attach little toys to it so its more interactive than just chillin on the floor. Since we got that he likes it alot more.

Nichole - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting nichol:

wait a little while. she is still young....i started my son on tummy time when he was four months. its just recommended because they can get flat heads and if it gets bad enough they have to wear a helmet to correct the problem.....which isnt cool at all!!


WOW...I just figured I would look to see what other posts you were posting in. Are you doctor? Or just a know it all?

Abby - posted on 06/15/2009

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just build up the time she spends on her tummy, my son hated and still hates bein on his back so i never really had an issue, other than laying him down on his back at night(think this had something to do with colic)

my friend always put a favourite toy in fornt of her little girl, so she could see it whilst she was on her tummy! maybe this'll help x

Jael - posted on 06/15/2009

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Just keep doing it. Put flashing lights, or a mirror in front of her. It will help her focus ons something while she is doing it. And the more you do it she will get use to it.

Nichol - posted on 06/15/2009

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wait a little while. she is still young....i started my son on tummy time when he was four months. its just recommended because they can get flat heads and if it gets bad enough they have to wear a helmet to correct the problem.....which isnt cool at all!!

Jaime - posted on 06/15/2009

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My son did not enjoy tummy time either and I started him at about 6 weeks old for about 2-3 minutes every two days or so, just to get him used to being in a different position...but no matter what I tried, soother, toys, blanket, pillow he protested! Gray is 4 months old now and he has started to enjoy tummy time a lot more. Just today I put him on his tummy and within minutes he rolled onto his back. I began shaking his toys to encourage him to reach out so that he will learn to roll back onto his tummy, and at first he wasn't interested so I let him play on his back for a while and read him a story book. As I was finishing up the story book I noticed that he had crossed one leg over the other and was making his way from his back to his tummy without any help! I was so proud of him for teaching me that encouragment is great and that with every little bit he will grow more confident in himself and begin to do lots on his own. Tummy time is gradual, and most babies it seems do NOT enjoy it...so don't stress about it. Introduce it gradually for even one or two minutes every couple of days and eventually your child will build up the confidence to master tummy time.

User - posted on 06/15/2009

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Thanks everyone for all the ideas. I am going to try it and if she fusses oh well, eventually I know she will like it :)

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at first my son liked tummy time and then we took a long and stressful trip for christmas and got held alot and started to hate tummy time but what i did was after i went to get him up from a nap i would put him on the floor and if his room needed picked up a little i would pick up his room or id get on my tummy with him and just watch him for like 5 min to 10 min a day or at a time maybe 2 times a day at the most and then the next thing i know is he is rolling over and now he is learning to crawl so just do it for 10 min a day or twice a day if she will take if for 10 min if you cant stand her crying that long then 5 min will work also soon enough she will be rolling around too good luck hon

Tracey - posted on 06/15/2009

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My Daughter HATED tummy time. I found a pillow and had her in a slightly kneeling position. Just because she felt a little bit of weight on her legs instead of all on her tummy, she "endured" the tummy time. With time, she actually enjoyed it!

Corinne - posted on 06/15/2009

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im posting so i can keep up with your post! my daughter HATES tummy time too! now that shes old enough to role she refuses to stay on her tummy! even with a pacifier she would hate it! i even tried the boppy pillow tummy time and she hated it! you could try and see if your daughter likes it that way? best thing to do is just keep up with allowing them to option everyday! even if they scream! i put her on the floor, tummy down, and let her stay as long as she wants and she will flip over on her own...then i let her play or roll! good luck to you!

Bethany - posted on 06/15/2009

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My son didn't like it either but I strongly encourage you to keep at it! My son got a flat spot from being on his back too much- not to scare you- just to encourage you to try a few minutes at a time. Honestly- 10 minutes is probably too much for her age- our physio therapists said it was great if I could get my 4 month old to do 2-5 minutes a few times a day. It started out at about 45 seconds!!! It did get easier as he got used to it- and eventually he was totally ok with it (he even started sleeping on his tummy around 7 or 8 months). Hope this helps! :~D

Amber - posted on 06/15/2009

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I am having the same problem...does your little one take a pacifier? Usually, that is the only way I can get my son to stay on his tummy. He seems a little more satisfied that way...otherwise, he will only stay on his tummy about 10 minutes as well.

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