Dexter still hates tummy time. But Grandpa Arled insists we must keep trying. I believe him – not only is he an excellent doctor, but he and Linda also raised three boys who seem to have developed all the necessary skills for crawling, walking and just general day-to-day activities.
But I hate, hate , HATE hearing my baby cry … even more, to make him cry. I much prefer the “hero” role. I can swoop in and solve just about any cry with a bottle, big hug, or a game of peek-a-boo.
Dave and I tried slowly rolling him on his tummy (hoping he wouldn’t realize his new position). But by the third try he had us figured out and was clearly pleading for me to save him. I think I am beginning to hate tummy time as much as Dexter.
Please … send your tips on how to convince a three-month old that tummy time is exciting.
I started mine since week 1. Tummy time is extremely important!!! I know how it hurts your heart to hear him cry. Try putting his favorite toy right in front of him. Good luck and stay strong 😉
Gail DeBehnke said:
Mandy and Dave,
I follow every day for my daily Dex fix, and I truly love it as well as the the Grandma’s. When my kids were born, we put them on their tummy not on their back like everyone does now. Maybe Dexter will just go into walking and forgo crawling, is that so bad???
Love you all,
Great Aunt Gail
Kara Finley said:
Three perfectly healthy, developmentally fine boys here at the Finley casa. The best advice I can give you is that every baby is different. While I agree that tummy time is important, there will be a time when he will enjoy it. Don’t be stressed about it 🙂 One of the things I have tried is putting the Boppy on the couch and then placing the baby on his tummy on the boppy so he’s looking over the edge of the couch. Then you can lay on the floor and make goofy faces at him. I think babies just get upset because they go from seeing fun toys, objects, and of course mama and dada to seeing the floor. Scary for a baby perhaps. Well, here’s hoping happy tummy time comes soon for you! ~Kara~
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