When should be a baby rollover?


Rolling over is part of the development stages that helps the baby develop strong muscles. Supporting the baby and monitoring the movement makes the process easy for them.

There are different development stages that all parents look out for in their babies; should they occur, one is satisfied with the baby’s growth. Rolling over is one of the stages that shows the baby’s strength and ability to flex. Babies start to roll at around four months, and they rock side by side, which helps their rollover. To roll over properly, a baby requires strong neck and arm muscles. Encouraging your baby to roll over and supporting them is the only way to do it perfectly.

When should I worry when the baby has not rolled over?

It is always essential to be conscious when the baby does not roll over by six months. Mostly they roll over as they try to reach objects; they roll over by the tummy.

Tips to help your baby rollover

•    Minimize the time that the baby spends on toys
When the baby normalizes playing with toys; this is especially four to six months—concentrating on the playing equipment limits the baby from moving around and reaching to things. It would be best to place the baby’s toys on different parts of the playing mat. When the baby is playing on the bed, ensure that the toy is not far from reach. This enhances the baby to roll over without falling off from the bed.

•    Allow the baby to play on their tummy.
Most mothers and caregivers usually panic when the baby lies on the tummy. The best way that the baby can develop strong arms is by rolling on the belly. First, it also helps the baby to maintain balance and move from side to side. The best way to make the baby be on the tummy is to be in loose clothing and move away from anything that may hurt them while on their stomach.

    Allow the baby to sleep on the side.
Sleeping on the side helps the baby establish the angle to roll from their tummy to side and their back to the side. Ensure that there is enough space for the baby; it should also be comfortable to ensure that the baby lasts longer. Putting the baby to sleep on their side is relevant too; it builds core to their muscles, making them tolerant when rolling over.

•    Assist the baby’s motion when rolling

Playing with the baby does not have to involve toys; you can consider rocking the baby from side to side. As the baby begins to roll over, they may find it difficult because of their weight and other factors; you can support them by rolling them over on both sides. When rolling the baby over, you can consider using a toy to make them reach for longer strides. It is also recommended always to let the baby having some time alone on the playing mat. Being always around the baby limits his ability to be independent.

Rolling over is part of development in children. Should you notice that the baby is not rolling over by four months, you should start helping them to do so this is to facilitate other development stages.