I have felt this way. Have you?
It actually seems pretty common among moms, new and experienced, to hate tummy time. I've heard parents say they were excited if their child spent ten seconds on his tummy, because all their baby did was scream during tummy time. Yikes!
Other parents get nervous, especially with smaller infants, because baby might not be able to lift his head yet. Therefore, baby has his face smooshed or buried in whatever surface he's lying on.
In general, tummy time seems to make a lot of parents uneasy.
My daughter has always been pretty easy during tummy time. Definitely easier than the ten second tummy time screamers. She would contentedly lie for 5 to 10 minutes on her tummy. Plus, she's had great head control since a young age.
However, I still don't like tummy time. Probably because whenever I think of tummy time I feel guilty for not promoting it more often. Oops!
Here are a few easy ways to promote a little bit of tummy time everyday. Remember, little bits of time add up!