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uh... what do you think? ...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
4th Jan '13

so i have made many post about how dd hates tummy time but today she had a dr appointment and i brought it up... it wasnt our normal doc but she said... she didnt care if shes red in the face, screaming, puking... she needs to be doing it... i know its important but really?

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
4th Jan '13

thats your call i guess.....
my kids didnt like it at first but after a while they liked it, id put them up in the boppy but still on there tummies, and put a toy in fornt of them

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Krystie Wood:</b>" so i have made many post about how dd hates tummy time but today she had a dr appointment and i brought ... [snip!] ... she didnt care if shes red in the face, screaming, puking... she needs to be doing it... i know its important but really?"</blockquote>




It is important but it took awhile until my DS liked it. We did a minute or two a few times a day and worked our way up. I have heard that it is important to muscle development in their neck and back.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11520 posts
4th Jan '13

I, personally, would get a new doctor. We love our pediatrician because she actually researches, and listens to us. She may not always agree, but she is professional enough to agree to disagree.



For tummy time, our oldest hated it until she was six months old. What I would do is put her on my chest while laying down. Also just holding them against you as you walk around works those same neck muscles.

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 23653 posts
4th Jan '13

have you tried laying your LO on your chest while you lay down/back so they're still working out those neck muscles and whatnot?



i wouldn't be letting my daughter do it to the point of puking. i wouldn't even let my 6 year old cry until she puked, let alone a baby.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
4th Jan '13

I mean in the end its your desion. But its true. They do need to learn to like it. It is important for them.
I dont think puking we would be ok, but crying and getting red in face, sure why not?



Try elivated tummy time first, lay lo on something slanted first, like a harder based pillow, almost like a ramp, but not as slanted...kwim? See if it makes a difference, then after every so often, lower the slant on it (a few days etc...) till flat on floor.

Tay L 1 child; St Paul, Minnesota 719 posts
4th Jan '13

We just do it on our chest. Just cause its easier than putting him on the floor and we don't always have a ton of floor space in the living room. (Bf moves furniture around so he can game easier.)



We don't have issues this way. Maybe try that. She may like that more, especially since then she's close to you and she'll be warm and comfortable.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting ✩BG Addict✩:" have you tried laying your LO on your chest while you lay down/back so they're still working out those ... [snip!] ... be letting my daughter do it to the point of puking. i wouldn't even let my 6 year old cry until she puked, let alone a baby."


My kids hated laying on my chest. lol They would freak out and get lost in my ddd b**bs. lol
A few friends and family that are big chested said the same thing, their kids hated it, cause mom had big b**bs. lol

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
4th Jan '13

iv tried everything... chest, toys, mirror, football hold. doc said floor. i dont really see any point... she doesn ok for a min then puts her head down and screams and doesnt pick it back up once shes that far gone... doc said she knows ill pick her up so i have to let her scream... and to walk away.. OK.

LittleBugs_Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 884 posts
4th Jan '13

i hardly did tummy time because of this .. i was a young mom and didnt want to let my child scream to the point where she was choking.. it didnt really bother her development at all ( she was a late walker 13 months) she scooted and monkey crawled ( weird i know ) that was it.....

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11520 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Krystie Wood:" iv tried everything... chest, toys, mirror, football hold. doc said floor. i dont really see any point... ... [snip!] ... it back up once shes that far gone... doc said she knows ill pick her up so i have to let her scream... and to walk away.. OK. "

Go with your gut then, I would never just walk away from screaming baby just to get in tummy time. Some babies just need to be older before they will do it that is fine. :)

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11520 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting LittleBugs_Mommy:" i hardly did tummy time because of this .. i was a young mom and didnt want to let my child scream to ... [snip!] ... her development at all ( she was a late walker 13 months) she scooted and monkey crawled ( weird i know ) that was it....."


Actually 13 months isn't delayed walking. Babies can go up to 18 months before not walking is a concern.

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
4th Jan '13

i just video taped it... im going to show the doc at her next appointment... she was hyperventilating, choking, turning bright red... i dont know how they could say walk away... i could never. i wanted to cry with her :(

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 23653 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" My kids hated laying on my chest. lol They would freak out and get lost in my ddd b**bs. lol A few ... [snip!] ... lol A few friends and family that are big chested said the same thing, their kids hated it, cause mom had big b**bs. lol"

*shrugs* i had DD at the time. my daughter did just fine.



just depends on the baby.