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how do introduce tummy time to my 7 week old baby girl. she sleeps great on her stomach but when i put her on her tummy to play she just lays there what do i do

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mrswarner08

Asked by mrswarner08 at 8:27 PM on May. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • let her lay there , she will start to play eventually . just get her use to it first
    good luck
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 8:28 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • make sure she has something to look at like some toys in front of her or one of those activity bars that can lay down or pop up for her being on her back. She still needs the tummy time whether she does anything or not because it will help her in a lof of ways. But putting toys in front of her with stimulate her mind and eventually she will reach for them. And she will start doing things at some point.
    28yroldgranny

    Answer by 28yroldgranny at 8:31 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • My son hated tummy time. I found the only thing that would work, where he could actually see, was with one of those small boppy pillows!! They sell really cute ones (pink or blue!) at Target or Walmart. There probably around $20. It just helps give them a little boost to look around easier and a lot more support! And, they're a lot less crabby which means more tummy time!
    mamie2shoes

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 8:31 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • It's extremely frustrating in the beginning, babies don't do much of anything at seven weeks xD The Boppy was a lifesaver for me, my daughter was able to get her tummy time in and could still see everything.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 8:37 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • Yeah, just start with a few minutes a day. She's not strong enough yet to do much while on her tummy (or in any position lol) but that's how she develops her strength.
    EmilySusan

    Answer by EmilySusan at 8:38 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • Put her on your chest on her tummy. Its the same thing, but she will want to look at your face. My daughter was holding her head up on her own for up to 30 seconds at a time by 10 weeks old by doing this.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 8:54 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • Baby Einstein has a great and cheap tummy time mat
    nikalotta20

    Answer by nikalotta20 at 9:05 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • I didn't do tummy time and my daughter is fine. As long as they aren't getting a flat spot. She plays on her tummy now that she is rolling.
    MILFInProgress

    Answer by MILFInProgress at 9:09 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • use a pillow thas what i do with my baby shes 12 wks.and she puts her head sky high to look at every thing.
    Jayzwife

    Answer by Jayzwife at 9:58 PM on May. 3, 2009

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