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Tummy time in the bath, in the pram…everywhere!

11 Mar

Our little 6 month old son absolutely loves being on his tummy. He figured out how to roll both ways when he was about 4 months old and ever since, it takes only seconds after I have placed him on the floor for him to roll onto his tummy!

And now of course he wants to crawl! He grunts and groans, desperate to move forwards… unfortunately so far he’s only managed to move backwards (pushes off with his hands and so pushes himself back!). And yet he reaches for everything in front of him, just out of his reach, so keen to somehow get there. It’s very tempting to just give him everything he reaches for, but I guess it’s this urge to grab it which will eventually get him to learn to crawl!

Recently my husband flipped our little one onto his tummy in the bathtub (obviously just enough water to cover his bum) and since then he has been in the bath everyday, practically swimming. Wow does he love it! He tries to ‘swim’ to his little rubber ducks, using his arms and legs – he’s a complete natural!

And now we’ve even started flipping him onto his tummy in the pram/buggy. He’s still in his flat basinette, but he’s so bored having to stare at the sky. So recently we just took off the cover and flipped our little one onto his tummy, and he just lies there looking out over the top. Not only does he love it, absolutely everyone in the street stops and smiles, he looks so cute!