As many of you probably know, these days they say that babies should sleep on their backs at night to reduce the risk of SIDS. Because they are on their backs more, many babies are completely skipping the crawling stage and going straight to walking. Crawling is a very impoortant stage in life that increases wrist muscles and coordination. To help out with this, doctors recommend tummy time every day for babies so they get that exposure to lifting their own body weight up.
My daughter absolutely HATES tummy time. Ninety percent of the time she screams the entire time she's on her tummy. I get down on the floor with her, I try to entice her with toys, I try to comfort her by patting her on the back. I hope it will get better when she's a little older - right now she is about 11 weeks old and still not really interested in toys. Maybe once toys become more interesting tummy time will also.
In the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it better?
How did your child like tummy time?