Baby Milestones: Learning to Roll Over

    Baby Milestones: Learning to Roll Over

    A baby's first step towards mobility is actually a roll. So, when you see them doing, it is the time to tick off this one activity from your developmental milestone’s checklist. Also, it is the time for you to get ready for some fun adventures with your little one as he discovers first big milestones. Rolling over is a developmental milestone and the first sign that baby is becoming more moveable and independent. You know once a baby learns to roll from belly to back and back to belly, times not far when they can sit up and crawl. Rolling over signs the growing strength in arms, back and neck. In this way, your baby will begin to explore new techniques of moving. Now that you wait for your baby to tick more from developmental milestones checklist, read through this to understand about baby rolling over.


    How rolling over happens?

    Babies can start rolling over in 3 to 4 months. Most of babies turn from tummy to back first. Rolling over is likely to be your baby's foremost chance to move without any help.


    How to help your baby to roll over?

    Helping a baby rolling over takes plenty of tummy time. This will build the strength in back, neck and arms. Start tummy time in the first week itself. Laying your infant face-down across your lap for a few minutes.


    What to do if baby doesn't roll over?

    If your baby hasn't learned how to roll over or flip one way or the other in about 6 months, and he hasn't moved on to sit and try to crawl, it is the time to talk to the doctor. All babies develop their skills differently, few more quickly than others. So, don't worry and ask your doctor, if you require help.


    What if the baby is rolling over at night?

    Remember to put your baby down to sleep on his back. It decreases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Once your baby learns to roll from back to stomach, let him snooze that way. However, keep a check on the baby in the middle of the night.


    Hey, your baby growing up!

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