tummy time

User - posted on 01/21/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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.i have a question, my son is 5 1/2 mo and he wont spend any time on his belly, he hates tummy time anyway and now that he knows how to roll he wont stay on his tummy for more then a min. im wondering if he doesnt stay on his belly how will be be able to start crawling and moving around?? am i worrying for nothing??

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Heidi - posted on 01/31/2012

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Yup, you're worrying for nothing, my daughter now four would get so mad at me when i put her on her tummy. Eventually she sat and did the butt scoot thing, sometimes she'd crawl. Then she's pull herself up and preferred to use tables and stuff to move around....... took us till she was a year to walk though, thought she'd just start walking on her own since she was using objects to get around, didnt know you had to literally stand them up and let them go to teach em to walk... come to think of it i never saw her when she first took her steps, my boyfriend buddy came over (having four kids) and said "here, i'll show you" stood her up between him and my boyfriend, let her go, and she took three steps, lol. Thanks goodness for friends right

Chelsey - posted on 01/21/2012

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Dont worry about it. My youngest daughter hated being on her tummy and i didnt want to hear her scream so we didnt do it. She never did actually crawl but she did do a bum scoot to get around after she learned how to sit on her own. She's 3 now and you would never know she didnt crawl :)

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Don't worry! At that age my daughter hated tummy time too. She did start crawling soon after, though her crawling was more like she used her arms, one in front of the other to pull herself along. We called it her "army crawl". Just don't force the issue, he'll get get there on his terms. ;)

User - posted on 01/21/2012

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lol..thank you! its just everyones always like..hes not scooting on his belly to get things yet my kid was doing this at his age and doing this and im like..ummm....idk. thank you, i figured it was nothing but wanted to know from other non competing mothers..lol

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