Tummy time issues

Alessandra - posted on 04/28/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My boy is 5 and a half and he hates tummy time. I know its good for his development, but when I put him on his stomach he just freaks out. I try to put mirrors, and all kinds of toys but he just hates it. He gets plenty of floor time, but he is still not rolling over and I know its cuz he is spending BEARLY any time on his stomach. Is this just happening to me?

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You could start him with tummy time on your chest for a little bit then gradually move him to the floor.

Sonya - posted on 04/28/2009

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hey no not just happening to you. my little girl is 7mths old this friday and she hates tummy time, everyone said just stick with it but she has descovered that she can roll herself back over onto her back. it tough i know but the way i see it is they will crawl in there own time, my sister never crawled she just got up and walked!!

Veronica - posted on 04/28/2009

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mine hated tummy time as well!I didn't push the issue very much Just 5 minutes at a time or so. I never let her get really exited. When she started rolloing over it was from back to front where she got stuck and it worked itself out.

Alexandria - posted on 04/28/2009

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My daughter was the same & I kept putting it off b/c I hated the crying. The Dr said to do it despite the crying but gave me a method to start with. The Dr. said to start out w/ doing tummy time for a max of 1 minute each time (more than once a day) & then increase a little more as she tolerates it more. The Dr. said to do it no matter how much she cries. I started out w/ 1 min, more than once a day & then slowly increased in 1 minute increments. Also, in the beginning, when I did it I stood where she could not see me for that minute. It worked.

Tosha - posted on 04/28/2009

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I know some babies don't like it but he will figure it out in his own time. I would try playing with him on his back and rolling him over onto his tummy and then back onto his back. (Just make sure to support his head and neck if he can't himself.) He may warm up to the idea faster if you make it a game!! Hope it helps!

User - posted on 04/28/2009

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sometimes you just have to let them throw a little temper tantrum then they will get frustrated and learn to do it for themsleves. It worked for me

User - posted on 04/28/2009

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sometimes you just have to let them throw a little temper tantrum then they will get frustrated and learn to do it for themsleves. It worked for me

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