How to make babies roll over ?
Rolling over is one of the first big milestones that babies reach. This is their first foray into the world of mobility, and it's an exciting development for both them and their parents. But please remember every baby is on their unique path of development. Development happens in ranges that can span weeks even months.
When Do Babies Start Rolling Over?
Here are the average ranges: Usually babies will start rolling over from belly to back first because they are able to use their arms to help.
- Back to side: babies generally roll from back to side between 4 and 5.5 months
- Belly to back: babies generally roll from belly to back between 4 and 6 months
- Back to belly: babies generally roll from back to belly between 5.5 and 7.5 months
How to support your baby to roll over ?
- Kicking play – Give toys that encourage your baby to kick their legs such as play socks or hang toys that makes sound in play gym. Kicking. Strengthens your baby’s neck and core muscles and prepare them for rolling.
- Lots of tummy time – Tummy time provides lots of strengthening in the neck, trunk and arms. Tummy time can be tricky if your baby doesn’t like being on their belly. Some ways to encourage tummy time:
- Chest to chest time with mom or dad
- Put your baby on a pillow for elevated tummy time. This encourages your baby to pick up their head and look around.
- Straight on the floor is a great way to tummy time. Keep few toys in front of your baby to grab their attention. Try wobbly toy from Level 3 play kit, is a great way to engage babies during tummy time.
- Various positioning - Allow your baby to have time in different positions, such as back, side, and tummy. Letting our baby lay in different positions helps them to use different muscles and gain more control of their body.