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    Default Tummy time. How much?

    How long should i be putting my ds down for tummy time? I do it twice a day he lasts a few minutes each time . But how much should it be?

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    I heard somewhere around 10 minutes if the are crying don't leave them

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    From birth? My DD is 3 weeks and I haven't done it yet

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    10mins a day? Or twice a day for 10 each.

    Up from birth apparently its extremely important to get your baby to do it. Builds muscle and something about making them smarter..

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    If your newborn is already lasting a few mins at a time then you have nothing to worry about!! Many babies can't handle that long for several months, so your bub is doing fine

    My DS is 9mths and still gets crabby after a few mins on his belly - he's not crawling yet so gets frustrated easy.

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    As long as the baby is happy too be on their tummy

    DD was always on her tummy from birth and had great head support by 6 weeks.

    Fold their arms under their head and placing a mirror or yourself in front of them is usually the best way to get them to enjoy tummy time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlemumma82 View Post
    As long as the baby is happy too be on their tummy

    DD was always on her tummy from birth and had great head support by 6 weeks.

    Fold their arms under their head and placing a mirror or yourself in front of them is usually the best way to get them to enjoy tummy time.
    I agree. As much as they are happy with. We tried to put DS down on his mat for a few minutes after each daytime feed as his play time. Switching between back and front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kim85 View Post
    10mins a day? Or twice a day for 10 each.

    Up from birth apparently its extremely important to get your baby to do it. Builds muscle and something about making them smarter..
    Up to 10 mins at a time... Start from birth and several times a day and only when they are awake and alert usually after a nappy change and before a feed my dd is 11 wks now and sometimes she will only last a few mins so don't worry if they don't do the full 10 mins a few time shes fallen asleep

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    I put my 4 week old ds down for tummy time and he just rolls over lol I don't think he hates it just wants to practice rolling first I brought a crab thing with a mirror on it and it rocks when moved he loves it but still rolls

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    My bub has always hated tummy time, so we only last a few minutes at a time. It's hard to listen to the screaming for longer than that! We were told to just do it more frequently - if you cant do it for a longer time, just do it more often for short periods of time.


 

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