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Tummytime

My 5 month old boy, Dragen, hates tummytime. I put him on his tummy for a few seconds and he starts screaming. does anyone have any tips on how to get him to like tummytime more? Thanks
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Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016-
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My little six month old is the same way. He cries and kicks as soon as I put him down but I've found that he doesn't mind it so much when I use his Boppy Pillow. Infact, he even falls asleep on his tummy when he has the Boppy underneath. It takes the pressure off his stomach and he has more head control. The Boppy is the perfect shape and he can't roll off when he's in the middle. If you don't have a Boppy yet, maybe it's not too late to get one. It comes in handy for a lot more than  breastfeediing. I tell people almost every day, it's the best money I've ever spent.

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Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Have you tried putting an interesting object in front of him when he is on the floor?  Babies can get frustrated when their field of vision suddenly becomes the floor and little else.  We had a little rocking horse that our daughter loved and she would be intersted enough to stay in tummy time for a couple of minutes as long as the horse was there.

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Hello, When my daughter was younger, she also hated tummy time, so I use to lay on my back and put her on my chest, it was good bonding time for us both. She loved being so close to me, it's not strictly tummy time but it was as close as I could get. She never suffered because of it, more often than not she was ahead of everyone esle. They all caught up by 12mths though.

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Hi there, my son used to hate it at first too - have you tried placing toys on the floor maybe just slightly out of his reach so he has to wiggle a little to get them, then lots of praise etc.  You may just have to get down there on his level and make silly noises!!  Another alternative is a tummytime mat, I sell one on my website The Kids Depot, I found this too late for my son, but this or a homemade mat may help. Julia x

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Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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have you got a fit ball, thoes big ones you can sit on?   If so get it out and put bubs on it on his tummy and roll her around like that.   Put some toys on the floor and roll her so she can just reach them and then so she can pick them up.  My boy loved doing this and at nearly 2 years still loves it every now and again! LOL Put her on the floor with a mirror in front of her and some toys just out of reach.

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i found it helped to put them on your belly while your laying down

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Stella didn't like tummytime too much initially either.. She's now a bit over 5mths and doesn't mind it so much now, but I've had to mix it up a bit... Like was suggested below, I've had success with laying her across my legs and also rolling up a blanket and putting it under her chest with her arms over the front so she was propped up but still had the use of her hands to reach toys etc, the other thing I do is lay on my back and bring my knees up towards my chest while having her laying across the top of my legs with her head positioned out just past my knees so she can look down and see me, she loves it, thats her flying pose, we call it the "SuperStella" !! hehehe good luck, it does definately get better, provided they have something else to engage in or that is interesting to look at/do they actually forget that they are a bit out of their comfort zone :o) -Miranda-

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My children hated it as well.  It seemed that most parents I spoke to said the same thing but people that had their children before the "back to sleep" information said that it was not an issue.  The babies do not seem to like it because it is not familiar and they are not comfortable.  I did my best to be consistant is giving my two tummy time.  I would try to give them something to look at that would require them to lift their heads or late on push up slightly.  Instead of attempting a long session keep at it with frequent short sessions.  It will get better.

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Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Anais hated tummy time also.  She's only happy now that she's able to roll over..  I tried all sort of things..  Lying in front of her face to face.  Lying her on my tummy with me lying down, nuddy tummy time.  Nothing really seemed to work.  Just persevere on through it.  Little bits more often.  Also to help with the head control I used to lie her on her back and take her hands and sing the nursery rhyme. "The grand old duke of york."  When you sing up slowly raise him up.  When you sing down lower him back down.  Anais loved this, she used to start smiling every time I started singing. 

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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 All bub's are different and like different things, great suggestion of blueraven place him on your belly so he can see you. But I'm sure all in good time  Dragen will feel more comfortable with being on his tummy and then enjoy tummytime.

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Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Jaxon hated it too, so I laid down and put him on my tummy so he could look at me. He loved that. He'd hear the recliner click and he got all excited. Now  at 6mths he loves tummytime.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Hi, My secon hated it also, I found he coped better if I laid him across my leg or rolled up a towel so that he was more propped up and could see more.  You could also try lying him on your tummy so when he looks up he sees you as reward or try putting a mirror in front of him. Good luck

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