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What to do to if your baby doesn't like tummy time?

(23 Posts)
leahbyrne08 Sun 22-Jan-17 17:11:04

My 3 month old has reflux and hates being put on her tummy I've tried everything....having her on her tummy on my chest, on my lap, on a pillow, her mat she just instantly cries and when she is on her tummy she doesn't raise her head and other babies I know younger than her do sad what should I do ??

Buttwing Sun 22-Jan-17 17:21:02

Don't worry about it. Tummy time is relatively new thing plenty of babies have been fine with out it. I've got 4dc I did it with my first, second when I remembered and rarely with 3 and 4 as the got stood on by a small child or the dog.

Watto1 Sun 22-Jan-17 17:22:22

Don't worry about it. Dd hated it too so I didn't do tummy time. She was soon rolling and crawling with the rest of them!

SasBel Sun 22-Jan-17 17:23:27

Dont worry. My DD had colic so was in a sling most of the time. She has a normal head and neckgrin despite not rolling onto her tummy until she was 7 months.

leahbyrne08 Sun 22-Jan-17 17:24:14

She is starting to roll and when she's sat up her necks still pretty strong so I'm not too worried smile thank youu smile

Notjustuser1458393875 Sun 22-Jan-17 17:24:42

Sling time actually counts as tummy time because it uses the same muscles.

Mol1628 Sun 22-Jan-17 17:25:30

Don't worry too much. It's fine.

Time in a sling also counts I think? That could be a nice alternative and great for reflux babies.

BaronessBomburst Sun 22-Jan-17 17:27:53

I didn't do tummy-time. DS hated it. He's fine.
I didn't do nappy-free time either as I couldn't be bothered with the consequences. grin

ipswichwitch Sun 22-Jan-17 17:33:36

I wouldn't worry about it. DS1 hated tummy time with a passion. Would scream the place down if I so much as thought about putting him on his front. So I didn't. He's 5 now, rather boisterous, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with his neck muscles.

harrypoooter Sun 22-Jan-17 20:23:15

Don't do it. Not sure tummy time was around when i was a baby an my head doesn't loll around like a floppy cock. wink

Bedsheets4knickers Sun 22-Jan-17 20:34:00

Never did tummy time , both fine

GoesDownLikeACupOfColdSick Mon 23-Jan-17 13:12:14

We didn't really do it either, as DD hated it. Never made a blind bit of difference, she started doing it herself once she learned to roll and then started to like it. So don't worry - try it if you can, but don't sweat over it smile

HookandSwan Mon 23-Jan-17 13:39:01

Most babies start of Hating it, with any babies I've looked after I try to do a few minutes a day and build up till they can tolerate it longer.

HookandSwan Mon 23-Jan-17 13:56:40

But I really wouldn't worry too much, he'll be rolling soon and get there by himself if he so chooses

YokoUhOh Mon 23-Jan-17 14:05:07

Didn't do it. DS1 walked at 9 months and DS2 is 8 months and almost there. I did, however, carry them both in a sling all the time - this has similar benefits, I believe?

YokoUhOh Mon 23-Jan-17 14:06:18

Ah sorry notjust X-post

GieryFas Mon 23-Jan-17 14:09:07

With a reflux baby I'd not even try it, and just have a lot of sling time instead, if you've got a decent sling. If not, Google your local sling library and you'll be able to borrow one and see if you both like it.

Coconut0il Mon 23-Jan-17 21:33:16

No such thing when DS1 was small and for DS2 he never went down on the floor but I did carry him around upright a lot as he never wanted to be put down. They're both fine.

lapsedorienteerer Mon 23-Jan-17 21:37:26

Don't worry about it, she'll be just fine.

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Jan-17 21:39:23

Wasn't a thing in 1999 or 2002 and they both crawled/walked fairly early and are completely normal teenagers now. Don't worry.

Orangebird69 Mon 23-Jan-17 21:43:18

Don't worry about it. Ds hated it so I didn't pursue it. Didn't seem to hinder him in any way!

badg3r Mon 23-Jan-17 21:58:51

Stick her in a sling if you are worried. DC1 was the same then suddenly he started to like it.

leahbyrne08 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:43:40

Thanks everyone I'll give the sling a go smile

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