What tummy time does for your baby is important. It develops the core muscles, avoids baby having a flat head from always laying on their back, allows them to increase their sensory absorption and lets them try out a new position. But all these things can be done in other ways, until baby is happier with tummy time.
This post is NOT telling you not to do floor tummy time. If your baby loves it, that’s awesome. However if you’ve tried the many ways to make tummy time less stressful for your baby (and there are plenty of articles on that topic on the Internet), it may be time to look into other options, until baby is more comfortable being on their tummy.
All babies reach milestones at different rates and react differently to new things. If you’re at all concerned about your baby’s muscle development or milestones, you should always talk to a medical professional.1 | 2