My baby HATED tummy time. Every minute of it. Really, every second of it.
He would be a happy, smiling baby, lying on his back beneath his activity mat. He would be cooing and kicking, but then he would start screaming as soon as I flipped him from his back to his belly.
I knew tummy time was important. The best way to help a newborn build muscle tone is to provide some tummy time. But I also knew I wasn't doing it very often because he would cry and I am a softy and I would give in and pick him up.
I wanted to do the right thing for my baby, but I didn't want to make him miserable either, so I wondered, how much tummy time does a baby actually need?
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