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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 04:50 AM   1
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14 week old, cant lift head or push up...tummy time..


is anyone elses baby like this? my son has always HATED tummy time. i do try (probably not often enough to be honest) but its hard as hes a grazer and often eats every 1-2 hours so if i put him on his stomach he throws up and gets very distressed. ive found if i use my breastfeeding pillow to prop him up a little its not as bad and also if i take his nappy off (we are using cloth nappies and they get in the way of tummy time cuz of the size of them, its like hes a see saw lol) which makes it a little better but he can only lift his head very lightly off the ground and instead of pushing on his arms he straightens his arms out down his side and starts wriggling his legs and screaming. he moves his legs like hes trying to crawl but of course his arms have zero strength in them. hes got really good neck control when upright and has done since a few days old, and can hold his head straight with no support but im really worried about this tummy time issue. i see on youtube peoples 3 month olds on their stomachs pushing right up and looking around etc my son cant at all and also hasnt rolled either

is this something to worry about?



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 04:52 AM   2
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Robyn's 14 weeks and exactly the same. I don't force tummy time because she hates it so much! But I'm sure she'll get there, when she's ready!



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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 04:55 AM   3
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I wouldn't worry about it. If they tolerate tummy time then great but I have never heard of someone going to grade school and not being able to roll over. Babies with reflux are different and not everything will develop at the same rate as others. Mine didn't do any floor time, tummy or back till this last month and she is 6 months old. I think she will be crawling in no time. One of the best things you can do for your own sanity is to quite comparing to others. They will get their in the own time. I wouldn't worry about it unless your dr says something first.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 05:08 AM   4
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just realised hes not 13 weeks now hes 14 weeks today!lol. sproglet, my son was born 2 days after your lo!

i do try not to compare, but its more out of worry that it might mean he isnt going to develop properly physically or something. its nice to know hes not the only one though. hes a little chatter box and so proud of how far he has come in these 14 weeks of life hopefully he will like tummy time a little more when hes a bit older.x



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 05:44 AM   5
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I don't think it's anything to worry about because, as you say, he has good head control when upright. However if it really is worrying you, you could try lying on your back, with him on your stomach while you feed him.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 05:47 AM   6
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ive tired putting him on my stomach and he still goes crazy. he loves to push his feet off things so the minute his feet touch something he starts to push his legs and gets really frustrated if he doesnt move, so if i bend me knees when on my back he pushes himself up me with his legs..its a shame his arms arent as strong!lol.x



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 06:16 AM   7
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all babies are different just keep persevering. Maybe try puting a playmat under him that is stimulating or some toys i saw this in mothercare which might help?

http://www.mothercare.com/Galt-Tummy...efault,pd.html



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 06:18 AM   8
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My LO hated tummy time until she was about 6 months, don't worry! Your LO will get there eventually. Now Amelia-Rose can roll & is learning to crawl, she loves being on her tummy.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 07:10 AM   9
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Keelan is 16 weeks old and literally does nothing when I put his in his tummy, he just lays there like a pancake haha. He doesn't hate it but I can see he's not really enjoying it so I don't do it every often… bad mummy! I usually put him on his belly if he has a trapped burp as its come straight up, I figured once he can roll he'll decide himself if he wants to do tummy time. He can hold his head up perfect when I his jumperoo.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 07:15 AM   10
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Have you tried laying flat, then letting him have tummy time on you? Freddie hates it if I put him on his tummy on a mat, yet if I lie him on me he pushes up using his arms and is constantly holding his head up and looking around



 
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