Yes, tummy time can seemingly be a tough time for baby. He is lifting his head, or at least trying to, and it just looks so hard. Well, it is okay to prop him up. Use a pillow or rolled-up baby blanket to prop up baby so when he is tummy-side down his head has some help staying up. Be very certain not to leave your baby alone as you do not want his face ending up in the pillow or blanket.
Know that the more tummy time you give your baby the more he will learn to enjoy it. Be sure to get out your camera from the beginning so you can capture your baby’s progress. You’ll find it truly amazing to go back and see the development!