2 1/2 month old stopped lifting head during tummy time

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edited January 5 in Growth & Milestones

Our 2 1/2 month old girl stopped lifting her head during tummy time.

We had 3 weeks of amazing results where she was holding her head up and didn’t even want to put it down and then all of a sudden the last several days she’s not lifting her head at all.

Should we be concerned??

Any advice would be greatly appreciated


  • Hello,

    I am a pediatric physical therapist and I absolutely would not be concerned by a few days of not having the most productive tummy time. However there are way to help facilitate the extension of the head during tummy time such as putting motivating toys higher up in front of them to coax a head lift or even a gentle pressure down and back on their low back. Ultimately, if you are still very concerned where your child is developmentally seek out a pediatric physical therapist, many offer free screens and help determine if further intervention is necessary.

    Stay calm and Keep being a super mom!