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Is tummy time okay for a one month old? His head is getting flat in the back from lying on his back.

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CowboyMama

Asked by CowboyMama at 3:59 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I have a 6wk old and I always switch his positions up...so when he's awake he's either propped up in a boppy or with a pillow, sitting up in my lap or laying on his side....but I keep a close eye on him when he is on his side.
    I would say tummy time is ok as long as your watching him.
    CABlonde

    Answer by CABlonde at 4:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • The only tummy time we did that early was on our chest.
    queen.bee

    Answer by queen.bee at 4:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • yes. You can start tummy time at a few days old. They should be with-in an arms reach until they are able to change head positions on their own. (IMO) and may not like it much at first. This is very good for developing muscles in the neck and shoulders! Other options are holding baby more often babies tummy to your chest.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I was told to start tummy time as soon as my Dd was born. At least 5 min at a time, and as long as she wanted to be on her tummy. She had over average head control for a newborn though (she as born almost two weeks late).
    Mom2unangel

    Answer by Mom2unangel at 4:06 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Yes, tummy time will assist in strengthening your baby's neck and arm muscles.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 4:07 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Yes, tummy time is fine, just on a firm surface like the floor with one of those gyms or your chest. Or with a boppy under them is fine too. :)
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 4:07 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • No tummy time tell the baby can move his head and neck by himself.  Suffocation issues.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 4:08 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • You can put him on his tummy. You can get the same benefits by simply holding baby more. Wear baby in a sling or wrap. Let baby nap on his tummy on your chest.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:57 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I agree, wear the baby in a sling or wrap and limit time in baby containers (swings, carseats, recliners etc)
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

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