When a child begins to roll
Child Development / / April 07, 2016
At what age a child begins to roll
When a child begins to roll over on its side, from back to belly - depending on different circumstances.Typically, a healthy full-term babies develop faster without gaining weight too fast.On the contrary the "puhlyachki" usually pretty lazy and physical development a little delayed.
In the literature one can read that the child should start to roll in about 3 months, that is, the time begins to hold fast to the head in an upright position.The coup could happen in that time, when adults spread baby on his tummy.He can turn on the first side, and then on the back.From the back, turn over on your stomach a little harder, so this skill most children master closer to 5 months, before they learn to crawl and sit.But there are children who are on the contrary, first roll over from back to stomach.And it can be dangerous injuries, so parents do not expect that the child can roll over and fall, lying, for example, on the changing table or any exposed surface.Leave the babyon the table, the couch and the other can not be not intended for this field, even if you are sure that the child is not in any way move.Leave baby alone in a crib or playpen.
How can you help your child learn to roll over?In principle, this is not necessary, but if you really want, you can put the toy on the side of the child, so that he could not reach it is not turned over.Similarly, a little later, you can train in the crawl.And, dear parents, do not forget a few times a day to spread the baby on his tummy, it is necessary to begin to do from the very first weeks of life.This way you can help your child in his training is still feeble muscles of the back, neck and legs.And do not forget to encourage the child's smile, for his efforts in raising the head, the chest.
How much the child begins to roll over, what is the maximum period for mastering this skill?Approximately 6 months.If the child is six months, but he has not yet learned to roll - it should be alerted.After all, if he can not turn over, it means not able to crawl and sit.Maybe it's pathological muscle tone, in this case, your doctor may prescribe a course of therapeutic massage, or a referral to a neurologist.It should be noted that the gap in the physical development is normal for preterm infants.