I just thought I'd let you all know that I have done about ten minutes total of tummy time with Otis in the past five months. My doctor said I had to do fifteen minutes a day with him, all the books say you have to do it with them, moms talk all about tummy time. And I just ignored everyone and didn't do it. Just never got around to it.
Do you think my son has a jelly neck and can't hold up his head? Is he going to walk around with his head drooping on his chest forever? Have I done something detrimental to him?
We were at the children's museum last week and they have a little baby area. I put Otis down on his belly in front of the mirror and up popped his little head, strong as can be. He just stared at himself in the mirror, drooled all over, and cooed. Just like any other baby at five months. And then he rolled right over back to his back and went about his day.
I put him in the Moby and hold him up on my chest and do all sorts of other things where he has to hold his head up so why would I put him on the floor and listen to him scream for fifteen minutes a day?
I'm not saying no one should ever do tummy time with their kid or judging you if you do it. I'm just sick of so much worrying!! It's so hard to be a mom and then you have doctors and books telling you what to do and telling you bad things will happen if you don't do them. I wish we could turn off all the outside noise and follow our motherly instincts and just live. And enjoy our happy children instead of worrying about all the terrors in the world.
Wow, how did this go from tummy time to that? Whatever, it's early rambling but there it is. I think tummy time is bullshit.