My DD will be 10 weeks on wednesday.. How long does she need to be on her tummy? She isn't keen on it at all....
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27-10-2014 16:22 #1
Tummy Time almost 10 week old
27-10-2014 16:39 #2
You can do tummy time by having her lay on her front on your chest, it doesn't have to be on the floor. I generally go by little bits, as long as she's happy, all day long. There's no set time or rules.
27-10-2014 17:06 #3
My DD hated tummy time with a passion. I was told 20mins a day but that always ended with us both in tears. I just stopped doing it.
It also counts as tummy time if they are on their tummy and on you - they don't have to be on the floor. My DD rolled and crawled just fine and her head control was always really good. She just didn't want to be on her tummy at all! Don't let it stress you cause I really let it get to me!
27-10-2014 17:10 #4Senior Member
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My DS hates tummy time until he was about 16 weeks old so for him it would only last a matter of a minute or two! As previous posters have said, tummy time can be them lying on your chest, being carried in an ergo etc. Don't stress too much about it as your DD will probably grow to enjoy it as she gets a bit older.
27-10-2014 18:51 #5
Thanks so much..... it was starting to stress me out... she'll lay there for a minute or 2 if she can suck on her hands lol she does lay on me a fair bit so ill definitely count that! Thanks again
07-11-2014 08:23 #6
My son is like this, too. I think it's really common. Some strategies we used:
- Carry baby laying facedown on my arm (aka Football Hold)
- Using a tummy time pillow under the arms AND chest
- Keep tummy time short, but frequent throughout the day
- Using a sound and lights toy as incentive to remain on the tummy
- Lying across my knees.
My son didn't really get a lot of tummy time compared to what I believe other babies might have, but he is still reaching all his developmental milestones. I still have nurses telling me to give him more tummy time, but there is give and take between his needs, what he can actually tolerate, and my schedule.
Here is a link to a page with ideas on how to do tummy time apart from laying on the floor: http://mamaot.com/2012/03/25/tips-fo...-um-miserable/
07-11-2014 08:42 #7
Thanks for that ill have a look at that link.. she has gotten a lot better now she can roll tummy to back
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07-11-2014 10:31 #8
What an awesome link! Very helpful for babies that hate being on the floor.
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