I have 3 kids and only 1 liked tummy time.
So I personally think it was overrated. My 2 kids who refused to do tummy time were early walkers.
My son who did tummy time didn't walk till after his first birthday.
The only thing that works for me at that time was a tummy time pillow
My son is 5 months and is just starting to get better at tummy time over the past month. Before then, he would just lie on his face and give up on life, refusing to use his arms in any way or move his face. It was so hard letting him cry for the few minutes I'd have him do it each time. He still doesn't love it, but will sometimes tolerate it for a bit. We probably didn't do it quite as much as we should have because he hated it so much, but he has great head control and can lift himself up with his arms while on his belly, so he's still doing fine. I found that using something you elevate his chest just a little helped some, just so he wasn't right on his face. A small rolled up towel or blankie works, though I used my pregnancy belly wedge since it was so small and fit him much better than a Boppy when he was that small.
I started my son out on my chest, didnt put hi. Down for tummy time on the floor until he was able to hold his head up, and hes crawling now at 6 months! So no rush
Tummy time is essential for learning have baby do tummy time on you it still counts plus its bonding time read baby a story or whatever lol. But baby needs to do it to get head control and other functions. Eventually baby eill be able to hold head up the more she does it. Even as i said if you put her on you while she does it thats how my daughter did most her tummy time in the beginning
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