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Am I a bad mom because I hate to put my baby on her tummy? She hates tummy time.

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Tummy time benefit

Tummy time gives baby a chance to get off their back & begin to develop upper arm & chest strength.
It also takes the weight of their head off the bed & decreases the skull flattening that occurs in some. If baby doesn't have excessive skull flattening & hates the position, i'd not feel bad if you avoid it. Try it occasionally & eventually baby should accept it.If x'tra flat head = needs tummy tm.

In brief: Tummy time benefit

Tummy time gives baby a chance to get off their back & begin to develop upper arm & chest strength.
It also takes the weight of their head off the bed & decreases the skull flattening that occurs in some. If baby doesn't have excessive skull flattening & hates the position, i'd not feel bad if you avoid it. Try it occasionally & eventually baby should accept it.If x'tra flat head = needs tummy tm.
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