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tummy time?

My girl is a month old and really doesn't like tummy time. I still do it a bit everyday untill she is crying too much. It's never more than 5 minutes at a time. How long does she need to be on her tummy each day, and what can I do to make it more enjoyable for her (and me!)?

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Asked by BambiF at 9:14 AM on Mar. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My DD HATED tummy time!!! We would do it at 5 minute increments as well. I would do it with her 3-4 times a day. I would sing to her, use toys that made noise to try to get her attention, I would try to get her to use her arms and legs. But, Yeah, she screamed and cried a lot. I hear ya!!! We've been there too!

    Answer by Samanthasmom210 at 9:22 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • lay on your tummy infront of her. Play with her while she is on her tummy, do you have a tummy mat, they come with lots of toys for baby to play with. I never had a problem with tummy time my dd loved it! GL

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 9:22 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • i have a mat and toys, but she just isn't interested.

    Answer by BambiF at 9:34 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • All you can do is keep doing the 5 minutes. Both my kids hated tummy time, they would just screem and roll over to their back. Your doing just fine with the 5 minutes at a time, my kids would only last about a minute.

    Answer by hosein at 9:46 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • Also, lay down on your back and lay her on her tummy on your tummy. You can try sitting in a chair, laying her on your knees an patting her butt too. My DD has always loved Tummy Time, but I used to always put her on my belly...

    Answer by Lillysmomma1024 at 9:53 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • Get a mirror. My DD loved to look at the mirror while she was on her stomach.

    Answer by mkemom519 at 11:32 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • I was lucky to get my son to do it for 5 he still learned sooner than other babies..just do your best whatever she will let you do..

    Answer by landonsmommy709 at 3:36 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • we didnt do tummy time.. my son hated it so i wasnt going to force it. he still rolled over on time and crawled a little late but hes 9 1/2 months and you would think hes been crawling for months. i hated hearing him scream just as much as he hated tummy time. do what you think is best mom.

    Answer by softbalchic2004 at 12:13 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

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