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    Question How do I get my 9week old to enjoy tummy time?

    My DD has been very good at holding her head up while being held from a couple of weeks old, but when I put her on her tummy she only lasts a min or so before she gives up and gets upset

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    My girls did the same too. I found the most effective way to get those muscles working was to wear my baby a lot in a wrap, sling and the ergo.

    Babies that are worn are using their head and back muscles as they sway and move their bodies in sync with your own while you wear them

    My littlest DD had a paed. visit at 6 week and the Dr was quite surprised at how she held her little head up.

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    My dd was the same, now she likes it more but it took some persistence!

    Have you tried using a rolled up towel under the chest so she's not flat on her face? That helped me to stretch out tummy time a bit.

    I also use a carrier, which has done wonders for her neck strength but wasn't helping to build any arm strength so continued with tummy time, even though sometimes it would only be for 30 secs.

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    My DS hated it as a baby too. As PP said, I used a rolled up towel under his chest so he could see more. The only way he would stay there was if I lay down in front of him and talked to him. You could also try putting a mirror in front of her to look at, lots of babies like that.
    Good luck!

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    My DS also struggled until I did the rolled up towel thing. Works well, he made big progress within a week. He has croup now so he's having a rest from it as it increases his wheezing. Definitely try the towel!

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    With dd we found after a warm bath the best time. Just try a minute at a time and build up slowly. Putting on some calming music helped too.

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    Thank you all for the advise I will keep trying and hopefully she will get used to it. I do use a moby wrap during the day and she has no probs holding her head up so im not too concerned atm.

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    The one thing that helped with my DD was putting her in front of the mirror. She loved looking at the reflection.

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