Hates being on her tummy!!

Rachel - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




I'm a first time mom and my almost 7 month old hates being on her stomach. She will last maybe 2 min before she starts crying and wanting t sit up instead, but I'm afraid she won't learn to crawl if she never likes being on her tummy. Any suggestions?


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Taralee - posted on 04/07/2010




Hi Rachel,
Believe it or not this will change. My little girl HATED being on her tummy, and suddenly she pulled her self up one day, is now crawling like crazy, and with in a week was standing......so becareful what you you wish for!! LOL

Kristin - posted on 04/07/2010




What's she doing when she's on her tummy? Does she have things to play with? Are you down there with her? It's just not so fun when all you ae doing is laying there on your tummy propped up by your arms. Can she roll over from back to tummy and tummy to back? If she can but just doesn't, maybe make a game of roller chase out of it. It may show her that she can be mobile that way and that being on her tummy isn't so bad. Also, is she on her tummy shortly after eating? That just doesn't feel good. think about how you would feel being on your tummy right after eating.

As for crawling, she will get it figured out. Right now, she wants to sit and play. There are lots of pathways to crawling. Good luck and happy playing.

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