Does Your Baby Hate Tummy Time?
“Finally, tummy time without screaming.Our 3 month old is the calmest baby ever... until tummy time. She becomes a rabid werewolf. She screams, howls, and acts like you are forcing her to do something awful. This mat has changed that. At 3 months we are able to get her to have tummy time in 15-20 minute stints now. She stares at the mat, pushes on it, and when she spits up on it the thing is easy to wipe up :)
Filling it with water for the first time is a bit messy, because when you push down the plug water comes out, but after it's closed it doesn't leak. We have been using it for a week without issues, and I'm so happy our daughter doesn't fight tummy time anymore."
- Rae, UK
Healthy infants, born at term, who spent time on their tummy when awake, achieved developmental milestones significantly earlier than those who did not (pathways.org).
Tummy Time is designed to strengthen your baby's neck and upper-body muscles and avoid the dreaded flathead look. But what if my baby cries during Tummy Time? This is very common.
No wonder our babies cry: It’s no fun being face-planted on the floor before they have much neck muscle strength. There’s nothing magical about being FACE FIRST ON THE FLOOR!
So... give them a stimulating activity to peek their interest and voila' - watch the tears of worry and anxiety evaporate!