Military Significant Others and Spouse Support -
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: tummy time

  1. Senior Member
    Sweetie's Avatar
    Sweetie is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    tummy time

    Zoey hates it. She has no desire to be on her tummy and when she is , she is content to faceplant and scream. She'll pratice lifting her head and looking around any other way, but the pedi's suggestion of 20 minututes of tummy time a day just isn't working
  2. i will NOT limbo in Idaho
    chickadeebaby's Avatar
    chickadeebaby is offline
    i will NOT limbo in Idaho
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Hurlburt Field, FL
    I never did allotted tummy time
    Just put her on her tummy as long as she will do it, maybe getting down with her and laying on your tummy too and talking to her and playing with her will help. Or lay on your back on put her tummy to tummy on you.
    Just make sure you are holding her enough and she isn't constanly laying on one side of her head.
  3. So lost and wandering.
    Icryinbaseball's Avatar
    Icryinbaseball is offline
    So lost and wandering.
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Fort Lewis WA
    Suggested tummy time limits at 2 weeks?? I have never had that suggested.
  4. Senior Member
    GreenSoap's Avatar
    GreenSoap is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Fort Bragg
    I never pushed tummy time. I did what they could and when they would get fussy, it would be over. I loved watching their little heads bobble
    Talk to your doctor and see if they can make suggestions but I personally just did what they where comfortable with. Definitely don't stop but I wouldn't do 20 min in a session. Maybe split it to 4 sessions of 5 or or even 10 session of 2 min.
  5. Senior Member
    NocturneSiren's Avatar
    NocturneSiren is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Yeah, tummy time was part of Michaela's discharge paperwork. 10 minutes/day, 3 days/week. She hated it so much early on, and is still not much of a fan. However, I've successfully gotten her to smile and tolerate it longer by getting down on the floor with her and talking, as well as using noise-making toys near her for distraction. At two weeks old, her tummy time happened on our chest. She is fine, ped said she's fine. Just needs to be using those muscles.
  6. Keep Calm and Ride Unicorns
    Twinderella's Avatar
    Twinderella is offline
    Keep Calm and Ride Unicorns
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Just work your way up to it! Also, tummy time on your chest still counts as tummy time! Nikaia was having NO PART of tummy time when we started it, but now she loves it. We just put her down there as long as she would tolerate and got down there with her and tried to distract her. She liked Tummy time on Adam's chest a lot more than the floor, too. As she got stronger she started to like it more. She still has times where she is like, over it get me outta here, after just a few minutes, but she will usually hang out there down there as long as we will let her now, unless she gets hungry or needs a diaper.
  7. Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.
    airmanssweetie's Avatar
    airmanssweetie is offline
    Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    McChord AFB, WA

    I never did it that early but just got down on her level or did it in my chest.
  8. Senior Member
    alwayssmile's Avatar
    alwayssmile is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    My son hated all forms of tummy time till he was 12/13 weeks. Then suddenly overnight he didn't mind it. A week later he was rolling over! Don't fret about it. As long as babies aren't on their backs 24/7 all will be well.
    Cooking with Mrs Sea Monster | My Ramblings
    Mommy to Aiden (Nov 2010) and Zoe (VBAC Nov 2012)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts