I asked this in a group post and didnt get much help so I'm hoping to find help here.
My son is 3.5 months and HATES tummy time. The longest I have ever got him to stay on his tummy without freaking out is maybe 30 seconds.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to work the muscles that tummy time works without actually being on their tummy? The closest thing he will do is lay on his tummy across my legs and that's only every once in a while. Any suggestions would help! Thanks!
Answer by foxracing43701 at 10:51 PM on Oct. 2, 2010
Answer by foxracing43701 at 10:52 PM on Oct. 2, 2010
Answer by mogencreative at 10:55 PM on Oct. 2, 2010
Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 10:56 PM on Oct. 2, 2010
Answer by ToddlerBrain82 at 11:11 PM on Oct. 2, 2010
Get one of those activity mats, if not for him, for you. He has to spend time on his tummy in order to build up his neck muscles, hold up his head and to prepare for crawling. I always instruct parents upon discharge of their infant from our Nicu to place the baby on their tummy daily from day 1- I think the Nicu babies are more inclined to like/tolerate TT, as we often position on the abdomen since the kids are all monitored.
Answer by Sisteract at 11:12 PM on Oct. 2, 2010
Answer by Reenieredhead at 12:10 AM on Oct. 3, 2010
Answer by tyrelsmom at 12:13 AM on Oct. 3, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 12:28 AM on Oct. 3, 2010