Post by MoreThanSparrows on Mar 7, 2015 22:32:59 GMT -5
I started it at about a week. He's nearly 6 weeks now, and doesn't always get tummy time, but when he does, he's no a big fan. He doesn't cry, but he gets fussy and agitated until I either pick him up or he falls asleep.
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My LO is almost 7 weeks and we've been doing it on the floor since she was about two weeks. I heard that lying them on your chest while you're relatively flat counts too. They still have the ability to push up off of you (we do lots and lots of this). It's ok to let them get a bit fussy, they need that baby exercise. LO rolled over at 4 weeks and has been doing it fairly regularly since. She only tries once she gets to the fussy stage though
Post by bigboneded on Mar 12, 2015 12:42:35 GMT -5
When we left the NICU, they wanted us doing tummy time then..... Several sessions, supervised- I forget exactly, I think it was up to 15 minutes at a time for up to 45 minutes a day. Honestly, I got spoken to by the pedi about doing more on the floor, because I said we mostly fo it on the chest. And when she flipped them over on the exam table they didnt pick up their heads for her. (They do it for us all the time!)
I was always told to do it right off the bat, no need to wait for the cord stump to fall off. So far our tummy times have been very lazy. But at least he'll be used to being put on his tummy. (he's 2 weeks old)
Post by missjenniebean on May 25, 2015 15:15:05 GMT -5
We do kangaroo care a lot and man can she move herself around (she is just over a week old) I swear I watched her roll over one of the days we were at the hospital this past weekend. Rolled over and stuck her butt in the air and fell asleep. But she still sleeps a lot but when awake pretty active. Her cord just fell off and my friend gave us a mirror to put in front of her for tummy time on the floor. We will see how that goes. I hope chest counts BC we do that a lot and she sure can kick her way around when she wants!
Post by seamonster on Jun 14, 2015 14:17:43 GMT -5
I put a mirror in front of him or play noisy toys and talk to try and entice him to get his head up. I do prop him up on his arms sometimes when putting him down to show him he can do more than lay there screaming and sucking on his hand.
Something I learned from someone on my BMB is propping LO up on a rolled towel (like a fake tummy time bolster) and putting a pan of water and some toys in it for water play at the same time as tummy time.
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