My baby hates to be on her tummy. Is there a way I can change that?

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  1. New 2011 Mom profile image60
    New 2011 Momposted 7 years ago

    My baby hates to be on her tummy. Is there a way I can change that?

    My daughter learned to roll from her back to her stomach, and she hates being on her stomach. She hasn't figured out how to crawl or roll back over on her own, but if I have a blanket next to her then she knows. The big issue right now is she cries so loud and still cries alittle after you roll her back over, and it's because she hates to be on her tummy. Is there anyway I can help her to not hate being on her tummy, or do I have to deal with the crying until she crawls and rolls completely?

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    Ashlea Bposted 7 years ago

    I can't really help you with this question, but I can commiserate.  My oldest daughter (now 4) HATED being on her tummy.   Attempts at tummy time were so miserable we gave up.   I could count on one hand how many times she rolled over before she became mobile.  But, no worries... she conquered every milestone besides that one in a timely manner. 

    I'm not sure there's a good answer for how to get her to like being on her tummy.   She may never like it.  But, the good news is she's probably not too far off from being able to roll back over regularly...  so hopefully the crying will be a temporary.   Best wishes!

  3. thebookmom profile image74
    thebookmomposted 7 years ago

    we used a cute little turtle mirror.  it was soft so they could lay on it when they were on their tummy.  this really helped both mine who otherwise HATED tummy time.  i think it was fisher price brand purchased at target

  4. renegadetory profile image98
    renegadetoryposted 7 years ago

    I'm with Bookmom on this one, my daughter hated tummy time too and the best way to get her to stay on her tummy without crying for any length of time was to have something on the floor in front of her that she liked to look at or was interesting to her.  I had several items so everyday it wouldn't be the same thing.  That seemed to work the best.  It also helped when I got down on the floor at her level too.

  5. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
    ThePracticalMommyposted 7 years ago

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  6. twoseven profile image86
    twosevenposted 7 years ago

    My son hated it too!  Your description of your daughter sounds exactly like him - and it's actually sort of unusual for them to roll back to stomach before they can roll stomach to back (because the former takes more effort).  We would try to do at least a little bit of "tummy time" every day and would just do everything we could think of to entertain him and get him to stay happy on his stomach, even for a minute or two.  But if he was too upset, we didn't force it.  I don't think there's any reason to force it.

  7. New 2011 Mom profile image60
    New 2011 Momposted 7 years ago

    Honestly thanks everyone for commenting on here I am taking every advice everyone has given me, and i am trying it out now as we speak. This is very appreciated! And so far me being with her has helped me than anything. Toys bore her for some reason, well at least what I have for her when she's on her tummy, if she's not then she loves them.


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