when does baby roll over

when does a baby learn to roll over?

when does a baby learn to roll over?

Turning over is the baby's first means of movement, and it's the same all over the world. According to the proverb of "three turns, six sits and eight crawls", many parents "on time" look forward to the arrival of the baby's first big move. But in fact, the time it takes for a baby to turn over varies from person to person, and the status of turning over is also determined by many factors.

When many mothers find that the baby’s neck can stand, arms and waist are very strong, they will look forward to "Is the baby about to turn over!" Turning over is the baby’s first means of movement. He got what he wanted. More importantly, the baby has been lying on his back since he was born, and he can only see the world above. When he raises his head on his stomach, he can see a completely different and fresh picture. He can see the world with the same vision as an adult, which will make the baby more actively expand his range of interests, which is conducive to the development and development of his various abilities.

The time to turn over is not fixed

The time to turn over is after the neck can stand up, which is more in 4-7 months old babies. However, the actual time to realize the turning action varies from person to person. Some children will not turn over after turning over once 3 months ago, and some children will step over or skip the turn and start to sit or stand directly. Some children suddenly learn to turn over after being able to stand. Some babies hate turning over because they are startled by the sudden turning over, or it is difficult for a child who is too fat to turn over.

But, you don’t have to worry too much about your child just not turning over or turning over too late. For the baby's growth, parents should take a long-term view of the baby's motor function development and the development of brain and intelligence. But if you are still not at ease, you can ask your doctor during your health checkup.

Baby turn over signal

Although turning over is only a sudden movement, before that, most babies will send out various signals that they want to turn over when they practice turning over. If the mothers see the signal that the baby is about to turn over at this time, they may be able to help the baby and make it easier for him to grasp the essentials of turning over.

* Signal 1: When the child is lying on his stomach, he can raise his head consciously and freely, and he can raise his head to chest. This shows that his neck and back muscles are already very powerful. At this time, if the toy is raised to a position higher than the baby's line of sight, the baby will be able to raise his head accordingly. At this time, the mother can hold the baby's favorite toy and tell him to look up. If the mother also crawls down to play with the baby, some children will like to lie on their stomachs because of this. Don't let the child hate lying on his stomach, which means that he is not far from turning over.

* Signal 2: When the baby is lying on his back, his feet are raised, or he always lifts his feet and shakes. At the beginning, the baby can't turn the waist well, so he just shakes his feet and wants to turn his body. At this time, the mother can help him push his butt, give him a hand, so that the baby can experience the process and fun of turning over. If after turning over, your baby is anxious or crying because his arm is pressed under his body and cannot be pulled out, you can help him take out his hand, and then slowly exercise him to pull out his arm.

* Signal 3: If the baby always lies on his side in a direction that interests him. At this time, the baby may have the consciousness of turning over, but he has not mastered the basic essentials of turning over, or this direction is not easy for him to turn over. At this time, mother can gently hold the baby's arm, pull him to his side, and teach him to turn his waist and buttocks; or try to call him in another direction, use toys to tease him, let him find him The easiest direction to turn around.

Three, a few questions about babies turning over

It's not just the individual differences between the time of turning over and how long it is that mothers are concerned about, but there are also many questions about turning over, which can bring anxiety and anxiety to mothers. Let us try to solve these problems.

Q: Is it really hard for a fat baby to turn over?

A: Because the fat baby has a heavy body and fleshy limbs, it is more difficult to exercise, and it is also painful to lie on the stomach. Therefore, it is relatively difficult for a fat baby to turn over. However, as the baby's body and brain develop, and the amount of exercise continues to increase, the baby will gradually become stronger naturally. Therefore, parents must not be overly anxious or worried because of the retardation of the baby's motor skills. In addition, even if the baby is not fat, there are people who hate lying on their stomachs and do not want to turn over.

Q: originally seemed to be turning over, but recently he didn't turn over.

A: baby, just like us adults, there are times when you want to do something and don’t want to do something. If you force him to do something, it will easily make him hate it. Therefore, observe the baby's mood and state, play with the baby while lying on his stomach, or try to practice by pushing his butt while lying on his side.

Q: The child who was sleeping on his stomach turned over early?

A:  Although there is a saying that babies who are lying on their stomachs turn over late, there is still no conclusive conclusion about the relationship between sleeping on their stomachs and turning over. The biggest hidden danger of the tummy posture is that it is easy to cause suffocation, so when the child is lying on the tummy, even if it is not sleeping, take care to remove pillows and quilts or things that can easily block the nostrils, such as plastic sheets. It is totally unfounded and necessary to let the child sleep on his stomach just to make the child turn over early.

Q: can't turn back after turning over, can I help him?

A: If the baby is crying at this time, it is perfectly possible for the mother to help him, hug him, and turn him over. In the same way, if the child's arm cannot be pulled out, he can also be pulled out. It's the same principle, don't let him hate something, don't let him fear something. But no matter what time it is, please be careful not to use too much force to move a weak baby.

Q: baby can only turn over in one direction, is there a problem?

A: There are many cases where you can turn over in all directions naturally, but even if you only turn over in one direction, it is usually because of the child's own hobbies and habits, so there is no problem. You can tease the baby on the other side more, let him really expand his vision.

Q: Does the time of turning over have anything to do with the motor nerve development of the baby?

A: Turning over is medically related to the baby's motor function and nerve development in the future, but it has nothing to do with the general motor nerve development such as "running fast or not". Even if the time to turn over is later, some children will excel in motor nerves after they go to middle school. Don't just look at the stage of the child turning over sooner or later, but look at the whole process of the child's development, as well as the comprehensive physical and intellectual evaluation of all aspects.

the matters needing attention when the baby turns over

Looking forward to the baby finally turning over! However, you will find that there are many more dangerous babies who will turn over. After the baby learns to turn over, you need to pay more attention to the problems.

* The bedding and sheets must be flat, and there should be no plastic sheeting around the baby to prevent suffocation.

* Do not put hard objects and small objects on the crib to prevent the baby from turning over and hurting or eating by mistake.

* Don’t put down the bed rail of the crib without the supervision of an adult, or put the baby on the adult’s bed. A baby who can turn over can easily fall off after a few flips.

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