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Does anyone have any recommendations for encouraging tummy time? My son gets really stressed when we attempt it and i know how vital it is to their development. Are there ways to make it more fun/enjoyable?
To be honest we didn't have this problem with our little one. I just know that in general when ever we had a problem with her not doing a certain thing we would do it ourselves. Perhaps you guys could put yourself on your tummy in front of him on the floor and try to put him on him tummy too? Like that he'd see it as a family activity?
My son refuses outright to do tummy time as soon as he learnt to roll at 5 months, and there has been nothing we can do about it. IT is only since he turned 9 months that he will go on his tummy so we have to follow his lead now
We found our little girls playmat helped as it had touchy feely things for her to interact with. We also got a tummy time mirror similar to the one below which played music and kept her attention. She wasn't a huge fan though and we just had to build the time spent on her tummy up over time. He will get used to it eventually.
I understand this issue as Aron was the same. To be honest, we didn't force him and he ended up rolling over and doing it himself. I'm not sure if the Lamaze ladybug spin playmat actually helped, but it's worth giving it a shot because Aron would chill for hours there AND he was better with tummy time when we placed him on the ladybug and spin him for a while.
Its hard when you have a baby that don't like tummy time. Its not really a must or that its vital. Kels never had tummy time cause when I had her I never heard of it and she was fine in developing. They soon learn theirselves xx
I don't know wether you would agree with it as parenting is obviously very individual, but i have seen other mums propping them up on a pillow/towel on their tummy's and putting a baby programme on the tv/laptop infront of them to keep them entertained. Alternatively you can get on the floor with them to keep them stimulated with toys or books. My health visitor said to try and encourage tummy time if they really don't like it, just do it for 30 seconds/1 minute every time you change them, even if they cry the whole time it will be helping!
Monkey hated tummy time until C started putting him on his tummy every time she had changed him. He started to roll to get off his tummy lol