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Tummy time

how long is to long for a baby to be down for tummy time.

my 6 month old wants to be down for what seems like forever

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:09 PM on Jan. 2, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (12)
  • My 5mo spends his whole day on the floor. He is happy there playing with his toys. I can't imagine holding him all day or limiting his floor time. How would he learn to crawl? Or use his hands? Or get into the DVDs? Unless he's fussing/crying he's on the floor and that's how it's been since he was born (same with my 4 older kids). He's almost crawling now. Even as I type this he is happily playing behind me with his little keys.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 12:42 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • As long as your watching and keeping on eye on your little one, I would let him/her enjoy themself. My girls hated tummy time so your a lucky mama :)
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 11:16 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • whatever they are comfy with...our pedi told us not to force it...if she can roll over on her own, then she's probably safe....if not just let her be and keep an eye on her :)
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 11:18 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • I let my son stay down there till he starts to cry sometimes 10 min sometimes 2 hrs all depends on his mood no time is too long
    jazmya_mom

    Answer by jazmya_mom at 1:07 AM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • I don't know that there's a specific time limit for how long is too long. I would say take him off of his tummy if he starts to fall asleep. Otherwise tummy time is great, the more the better.
    amybaby_19

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 11:15 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • i would have to agree with the rest of you
    babymamma123

    Answer by babymamma123 at 12:25 AM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • How ever long your baby is happy!!!
    ErinML

    Answer by ErinML at 12:38 AM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • As long as they whant to be
    kriss18

    Answer by kriss18 at 1:48 AM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • You are lucky that your baby enjoys tummy time. My DS is 3mths old and hates it. He grunts and carries on like I'm torturing him. I would let your baby stay as long as they want. My dr says that it helps strenghten thier back muscles. So I guess the more the better:)
    carolinagirl075

    Answer by carolinagirl075 at 9:27 AM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • They say you aren't supposed to leave a baby in any one position for more than 20 minutes.

    That's what they *say*, anyway.

    @carolinagirl075, have you tried letting him lay on your stomach and look at your face? Some babies don't like being on the floor, but they love laying on Mom or Dad and looking at them. And it counts as tummy time because he's not flat on his back.
    makelineerror

    Answer by makelineerror at 10:28 AM on Jan. 3, 2011

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