Is there any way I can get my almost 7 month old to like to be on her belly....she dosent really like it


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Allie - posted on 03/02/2009




as a young baby mine didn't like it much either, but when she could roll onto her tummy on her own she was fine with it. is your baby rolling. that is the first step to crawling

Lucia - posted on 02/27/2009




My now 15 mnths old girl used to hate being on her tummy also, until one day i force her to be on her tummy almost all day long. it was about 5 months old, then the next few days she learned how to roll to her back. before she couldn't roll at all, she'd just lay on her back like an upsidedown turtle. don't worry, it won't get u anywhere, just accpet the fact that different babies ahve different growth. she'll do it on her own timing, just be a happy mommy n enjoy!

Holly - posted on 02/26/2009




My son was the same so we were given a soft slightly elevated wedge for tummy time so he wasnt completely flat but slightly elevated which he seemed to enjoy.

Alma - posted on 02/26/2009




Quoting Beata:

Is there any way I can get my almost 7 month old to like to be on her belly....she dosent really like it

Im worried she wont start crawling...

Yes.  Try to put her on an incline such as a big ball, cylindrical soft thing or a pillow.  If you use a ball or a cylindrical shapee then you can hold her legs and roll her gently.  Also place her on your lap looking down and put funky toys on the floor just to entertain her.  If you do this little by little she may last longer eventually.  a Minute or two and then change to something she likes...  later you try again.

Kassie - posted on 02/26/2009




My son does not like to be on his belly either. He is only 5 mths. However, he does like to be on his back and he will inchworm all over on his back. It is kind of strange, but he seems happy!I am thinking he will eventually decide that it might be easier to move from his stomach. We will see.=)

Kristi - posted on 02/26/2009




I have a 7 month old, also, and he does not like to be on his belly. I will put him on his belly several times throughout the day and all he does is roll over within a few minutes. I'm not too worried about it, he can sit up on his own - so that's helping to develop all those core muscles and neck muscles and he's an active player with his hands and arms. Once he gets to the point of wanting to move around, he will figure out how to do that. Whether it be crawling, creeping, or rolling. I would just say to keep trying, even if she only spends a few minutes on her belly at a time - well, that's better than nothing!

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I was just gonna say make a game out of it. use toys or books or something and lie on your tummy as well facing her so she sees you doing it...

Patty - posted on 02/26/2009




I had the same problem, so I would but her favorite toys on a nice soft blanket then I would lie on my belly while we played then when she got used to that I would put her on her belly, she would fuss for a bit but after awhile she would be start playing with her toys with me. I hope that helps

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