Tummy time

Hi Mommies, How much do you give your lo each tummy time? And how many times in 1 day? My lo currently 5mo 7days, but still can’t really sits up against the back of the chair and sometimes can’t hold her head up with some support too. When tummy time also not really can hold her head up. Should I worry? The doc said she need more tummy time, and she still not ready yet for solid. My lo had seizures history.

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Every baby is diff. Give more tummy time.

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3x

Super Mum

It's really normal to not be able to sit at this age, most babies are not ready for solid until 6 months. Plus each child has their own pace. I just gave tummy time any time I can remember to do it, it doesn't hurt to do it as often as you can. As long as your baby doesn't cry or get fussy you can do it for as long as 10, 15 minutes. Don't worry it will come eventually :)

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Super Mum

For a start, you can give 1-5 minutes of tummy time every time, say after you change her diapers. That’s like 6-7 a day. It need not be on a mat. You can put her on your chest while seated on a sofa and talk to her to encourage her to lift her head. You can check out Youtube videos on how to do tummy time. You can slowly extend the time bit by bit till she is stronger. Many resources online like Pathways Org and so on.

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start of with 5 mins each session. 3 session a day. Slowly increase to 10 mins each session. Then slowly increase number of session. If possible, put your lo on a playmat instead of the bed. A harder surface gives a better grip to learn how to turn and sit up as well. All the best!

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