Help! My Kid Hates Tummy Time

C has always hated tummy time.  Even though he’s going to be six months old this week, he still cries about 75% of the time we put him on his belly.  Our latest gimmick is turning the tv on so that he can look at it when he lifts himself up far enough.  Not something I’m proud of (I’m a strong believer in the recent studies recommending no screen time before age 2), but I just can’t figure out a way to get him to like it.

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Losing My Mind

Today, C is only happy while being held in a standing-up position.  You’d think he’d be happy standing in his exersaucer.  Nope.  You’d think he’d be happy playing in his gym (his absolute favorite toy).  Nope.  Is he hungry?  No, recently ate.  Does he need a diaper change?  No, recently pooped.  Is he tired?  No, he just took a two hour nap while being held because he would NOT stop crying in his pack n play.

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Off to the Pediatrician Tomorrow…

My poor little C has been crying A LOT in the past two days.  I don’t know if it’s a reaction to his Zantac, an ear infection, or something else.  It’s strange to us that he’s having a difficult time calming down when we hold him.  That’s usually what he wanted when he cried.  He loves being held.

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