I don't think the word "hate" is strong enough for the way Luca feels about tummy-time. For the first couple weeks, I assumed it was because of the g-tube skin being sore. Then her g-tube skin got infected so I thought it was sore from that. Now? Now she doesn't have such an excuse.
I make sure she's in a good mood, active, happy. Then I gently turn her onto her belly. I've tried it a few ways - picking her up and turning her, turning her from being flat on her back. Every time produces the same result: a screaming baby who turns her head from the side to face down and closes her fists in protest. I comfort her and lift her slightly to make it easier. Doctors say that 5 minutes of tummy-time is like an hour at the gym for us. I guess she really just hates working out or something like that.
And I specifically curl her knees under her so her belly isn't flat on the ground. I need help! How do I get her more interested in this? I think the month-long NICU stay got her comfortable on her back or side and now she isn't used to belly-time. Surprisingly though, when she's on our chests, she lifts her head beautifully so I keep forcing her to do that to build up those muscles. But I know tummy-time helps babies start working on not only their neck muscles, but their arm strength as well.