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Discussion: Split feed?

in: Becks; Becks > 2019-11-30

Dec 1, 2019 10:30 PM # 
rachael:
I used to split feed around bath time.. one side before the bath and the other side after. Might be worth a try?
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Dec 2, 2019 12:53 AM # 
Becks:
Today I did heated towels and that seemed to do the trick! He also just calmed down a lot since this cold departed, so maybe it's both.
Dec 2, 2019 12:53 AM # 
Cristina:
Lukas never liked tummy time and probably had a PR of around 10s, so my anecdata leads me to the conclusion that it’s ok if he hates it.
Dec 2, 2019 2:27 AM # 
Becks:
That’s good to hear! Had to answer a questionnaire for the doctor about how much he does and it was making me feel bad.
Dec 2, 2019 6:52 AM # 
rachael:
Mine both hated tummy time too! Much happy to have their legs held and use their core to keep their body up, which has the same strengthening effect without the face in the floor issue!!
Dec 2, 2019 11:40 AM # 
Kitch:
As a dad I wasn't aware of tummy time as a thing, so I asked Kate. Oh yeah she said, to stop them getting a flat head at the back (kids were getting flat skulls at the back due to always lying on their back because of the cot death advice to put them on their backs. ( Ours had a little ring pillow to rest the back of their heads whilst really wee) ) So here at least tt was not a core strength thing. She said just have him in a sling as you move around that will challenge core strength and head control as much if not better than putting on his tum. And it goes straight out the window once they can roll, which shows how much they don't like it.
Baths - being in a bath is like being in the womb, warm and wet, of course they don't want to get out. Swaddling in a warm fluffy towel is a great plan.

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