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help please - baby on tummy to play

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
at what age is it safe to allow a child to lay on their tummy to play ?

also what age is it safe to give a baby gripe water as dont particularly want to give lil one infacol

thanks all


AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I had Joseph on his tummy for play from about 2/3 weeks, it helps strenghten the neck, head and back. He loved being on his tummy and once he could roll he also slept on his tummy.

Not sure about gripe water or infacol, I never used either.

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Should add it was only for very short periods to begin with, 5 minutes tops

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
thanks for the advice alex I shall have to start and let her go on her tummy for a few minutes each day Smile

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Yep i agree with Alex hun. It is good for them to have tummy time. Although mine both hated it Sad Face Stillit is safe as long as you are watching her and it is only for a short burst to start with!

As for the gripe water, i am pretty sure it was 1mth on the bottle of the one i bought? I think kristag (one of the other new mumm's on site is using it at the mo, so she may be able to help better?) Pretty sure it depends on the brand though? Some say suitable from birth others from 6weeks etc. I think i used Woodwards? Sorry i wasn't much help? I hope little Amelia isn't suffering too much hun Sad Face Xx

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
also make sure you put her arms out infront of her so she can lift herself easier

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I must admit that Summer slept on her front from the beginning as she was a sicky baby with colic and she would only settle on front and found it more comforting. I put both Summer and Denis on their fronts on their play mats for short periods from about 3 or 4 weeks I think. It just gives them the chance to use new muscles and have a new experience. Some babies love it some hate it.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I use Nurse Harvey's gripe water and it says from 1 month. Sophie seems to get on with it far better than Infacol which I used from a couple of weeks old.

As for tummy time, I'd go for it within the first few weeks! Neither of my two liked it but Sophie has gradually got used to it and if you put a mirror (non-breakable of course) in front of her she loves looking at herself on her tummy.

You can also put them on the edge of a changing mat or roll a little blanket up under their chest to help them support themselves and it makes them feel more comfortable. Keep an eye on them though as some can roll over pretty quickly too! Shocked

Hope that helps Kiss

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
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i was told to put Kailey on her tummy when i was still in hospital, (i was'nt even in there for 3 days) but i didnt as i had nowhere to put her down. by the time i went home, she could support her head for short periods of time, so she was on her belly every day, (only for about 5/10 mins about 4/5 times a day, then it went to 10/15 mins at about a month old) but she loved it. she didnt like to lay on her back or side. it all depends on the baby and what the doctors say.

as for gripe water, I cant remember when Kailey first had it, but it was while she was breastfed, so before 3 months. i also used a product called 'infants friend', which i think is the same as your infacol.

hope that helped...

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