The first 10 months of your baby’s life should be exciting, fun, and full of milestones. That is why it can be so upsetting when you are unable to accomplish one of the most basic milestones – rolling over. Before you start panicking about your baby not yet rolling over or before you start thinking that something is wrong, remember that rolling over is a developmental milestone. Rolling over takes time to accomplish and there are several reasons why your baby might not be able to roll over yet.
Why isn’t my baby rolling over?
There are a few reasons why your baby might not be rolling over yet. One of the most common reasons is that they simply do not have the strength or coordination yet. Babies are still learning how to use their muscles and control their movements, so it can take some time before they can roll over. Another reason could be that your baby is not getting enough tummy time. Tummy time helps babies develop the muscles they need to roll over. If your baby is spending too much time on their back or in a baby carrier, they will not be able to roll over. Something else to consider is whether your baby has subluxation of the hips. Subluxation of the hips can lead to developmental delays, so it needs to be treated immediately. If you suspect that something might be wrong with your baby’s hips, please consult with your pediatrician.
What can I do to help my baby rollover?
There are a few things that you can do to help encourage your baby to roll over. First, make sure that your baby is getting plenty of tummy time. Secondly, work on helping your baby develop its muscles. One way to do this is by playing simple games that help with muscle development, such as stacking blocks or balls. Lastly, if you think your baby might have subluxation of the hips, make sure to get them checked out by a pediatrician.
When will my baby rollover?
If your baby is not rolling over yet, do not panic. Just because you cannot accomplish one of the most basic milestones does not mean that something is wrong with your baby. As long as they can sit up and crawl, it should be alright if they have not rolled over yet. If you think that your baby has not rolled over yet because they are spending too much time in a baby carrier or on their back, make sure to work with them using tummy time and other activities. Most babies roll over by themselves between 4 and 6 months old. If your baby is older than 6 months old and still has not rolled over, please consult with your pediatrician.