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my daughter is 2 months an doesn't know how to lift herself yet..am i rushing or is there something wrong??

she can lift her head when she's on my shoulder but if i put her on the bed on her tummy...she just smothers her face in the bed.

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Nai671

Asked by Nai671 at 12:59 AM on Jun. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yeah, you're rushing a little bit. give her a few more weeks
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 AM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Totally normal, she's fine . Does she try to find your face when you speak to her? If she is trying to lift her head off your shoulder that shows some muscle strength. If she is looking for your face ( even though her eyes will drift away after a few seconds) that means she is aware and recognises your voice. Don't stress. Let her have extra tummy time, or time on your shoulder, and don't worry - Be happy, all is good - the milestone ages are just a very broad guide of when it could happen. If she isn't lifting her head at all by 4 mths then you should ask the maternal health sister
    myheartx4

    Answer by myheartx4 at 1:22 AM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • she is doing fine. dont worry and just keep giving her tummy time!
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 1:51 AM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • i have a 2 month old also, and she is so so with lifting her head as well. although she gets better everyday. try a more hard surface. put a blanket on the floor and see if she does better. you can also try laying a boppy down and lay her on top w her arms over the top. gl
    rileymommy

    Answer by rileymommy at 8:31 AM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Adults do things like lifting their bodies so easily that they forget how incredibly difficult it is until they become ill and are reminded that it takes a lot of muscle strength, control, and coordination. It takes time. Give the baby as much floor time as possible. Give tummy time opportunities too. The moment the baby indicates they are done with tummy time (even if that is a few seconds) pic them up. it will happen when your baby develops the strength. Wearing babies in wraps/slings also helps. Limit time in baby containers (swings etc.)
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:19 AM on Jun. 7, 2010

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