I have 2.5 month old little boy who just doesn’t seem super motivated or interested in lifting his head in tummy time. He tolerates tummy time well in many positions, but I have a hard time getting him to lift his head at all. I try to encourage him with my face, rattles, high contrast images, etc and he is just content lying with his head to one side. He is able to switch sides when he feels like it. I know he is able to lift his head and push through his arms because he does it when he’s angry and crying ready to be done. Any tips? Should he be lifting his head often and regularly while in tummy time at this age?
Hi, thanks for reaching out. It sounds like you are doing all the right things but we would like to see the head starting to come up more. Have you tried on a slightly elevated surface like a boppy or a pillow? Also placing your hand on his bum to give a little extra support. Also for us I found facetime with my parents was very motivating for him! Here are a few things I’ve done on tummy time in case you haven’t seen them.
Here is a blog with all of our developmental milestone resources linked.
And here is our 6 week tummy time program.
Hopefully some of these ideas help but please check back! Also, not sure if you saw this but you can try these ideas too!