Tummy Time

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Tummy Time

Hello,

When do we start tummy time and for how long and how many times a day? I forgot to ask Dr. at our appt yesterday.

Thanks,
Jessica

squirrel27's picture
Joined: 05/13/08
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I just go with what feels right / what baby likes.

With Soren he would SCREAM bloody murder when we put him on his stomach on the floor, so he didnt do much tummy time at all for the first 2 months. His tummy time was lying on us. (that counts too!)

If baby hates it, dont push it too much IMO, they do like it eventually and he wasn't behind in terms of rolling etc, so it didnt do any harm.

Orion is fine with tummy time on the floor, I dont do it as often as I could, but again, he gets lots of time sleeping on my chest and DHs.

mandi04's picture
Joined: 08/10/03
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Our ped mentioned doing 15 minutes a day at his 2 week visit. I do try to do the 15 minutes on the floor, though he spends a lot of time on his tummy when he's laying on us, but he's usually not awake then. At this point he doesn't hate tummy time so it's not too hard for us

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Joined: 02/26/09
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Calvin loves being on his tummy, so we do it a lot. he lifts his head up and looks around, loves watching his sister playing. I dont remember when dd started but it doesnt seem like it was this early.

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"Mustanglisa" wrote:

Calvin loves being on his tummy, so we do it a lot. he lifts his head up and looks around, loves watching his sister playing. I dont remember when dd started but it doesnt seem like it was this early.

Same here. Max loves tummy time!