The New Tummy Time

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

So Darbi absolutely HATES tummy time.. HATES IT. She doesn't even try. Since she is 4 months adjusted.. our Welcome Baby nurse was getting nervous and wanted to refer us to the KOTM people who deal with more disabled children. Honestly... I'm not that worried. She does everything else just fine. She's holding her head up, bringing her hands to her mouth, reaching for toys & grabbing those toys, trying to hold a bottle... Her motor skills are fine. So what if she hates tummy time. She'll learn eventually. So in an attempt to get her to like it more... blah blah blah... I am supposed to start doing tummy time a new way...



She's really just praying for me to stop torturing her with tummy time...

On our first attempt, she did really well!! I might actually keep this one up. We are supposed to put the couch cushion on the floor and have D kneel next to it with her arms propped on the cushion. Because, of course, the tv catches her eye... (aka Sportcenter) I made sure she could see it so that I might get a good reaction from this little experiment. We went a full 3 minutes without tears!! It was amazing! Tomorrow I'll just use toys as a distraction. Then Clint came home from work and she was so excited he was home that she forgot she was mad at me for sticking her in the weird position. She was smiling AND laughing DURING tummy time!!

Victory!! Just for today though.. we'll see how tomorrow goes.

5 Wisecracks:

Karalee said...

Joshua hated tummy time too. He would scream. I ended up doing it in a few 5 minute sessions a day, where I would start by trying to entertain him, and would end with him just screaming and me watching the clock. I was worried about it and I read online that tons of babies hate it, some moms just let them scream and some don't give them tummy time at all. Tummy time is supposed to be important so we did screaming.

Alison said...

yea for tummy time!! Good job Darbi! And great job Audrey for figuring out what works.

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

You tell Darbi that I also hate tummy time! Who wants to squish up the tummy??

Okay, I know she needs it. She looks so cute and cuddly!

Shari Romney Family!! said...

Kennedy hated tummy time!! It hurt her tummy to much, and she threw up a lot after doing it!! She was always that happiest baby until tummy time. I never did it consistantly, but she ended up sitting by herself exactly at 5 months so I didnt worry to much about it! Nixon enjoyed tummy time acorss my lap, same position as darbi is on the cushion. Your her Mom, you will know when to really get concerned about things!
~Shari

Megan B said...

Uh, yeah. She's doing WONDERFUL great things. And is even ahead of Crew on a few of them... And ALL babies hate tummy time for a while. That doesn't mean she's more disabled. Jeesh.