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Onsiequeen Tue 30-May-17 15:20:53

My 7 month old HATES being on her tummy, she rolled over at about 4 months and back again but doesn't seem interested in doing it anymore. She sits up fine and reaches out for toys so I'm not overly concerned but I feel like she won't crawl if she's never on her tummy. Please tell me someone else has gone through this? Any ideas on how I can help her crawling and enjoying being on her tummy (I've tried playing with her, being on her level and having different toys to play with)?

Nottalotta Wed 31-May-17 17:49:54

Ds1 hated tummy time, sat late (8/9 months) and didn't really crawl, just rolled around the floor. He walked at 12 months.

beccii161016 Thu 01-Jun-17 04:41:51

My son is 7 months and is exactly the same!
Has she got a playmat she can have tummy time on? My son loves to look at the colours on his but it still only keeps him occupied for 5 minutes!
It's really difficult and I feel the same as you but if she's developing and hitting milestones, all you can do is keep doing what you're doing. It's obviously working!
I've managed to work it up to around 5 minutes at a time with my son (it used to be less than a minute). He's still not keen but I just get a lot of 5 minute slots of tummy time in through the day.

throwawaythekey Thu 01-Jun-17 10:42:19

I went to the HV to get DD weighed and mentioned the tummy time thing and she didn't seemed concerned just told me to keep going with it for lots of short bursts and pick her up before she gets agitated. So I'll give it a go! Thanks ladies for your support, sometimes you just feel like the only ones

Newtothis11 Fri 02-Jun-17 05:25:06

There are different ways of getting tummy time, such as on a gym ball. Could you experiment a bit and see if she can tolerate it better in a different position. The point of TT is in gaining the strength needed which she could develop in different positions. Once she's got a bit more stretch TT on the floor may be better for her as she'll be able to hold her head for longer and it'll be less of a face plant into the floor! The mama OT website has good ideas on alternative TT.

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