19 weeks and Has NOT rolled over yet?????????/

Jodi - posted on 12/27/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Skyla is 19weeks and hasn't rolled over yet. she has good head control and does push up slightly with her arms during tummy time (which she hates). just wondering since i read alot of comments on how good everyone elses babies are doing rolling over. i just hope im not the only one??????

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Mary - posted on 01/01/2010

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Hi Jodi. I am an infant Toddler teacher with 10 years experience in the field and I just wanted to reassure you that every baby moves at his own pace. You are not at a point where you need to be concerned about this. Try not to get caught up in what other babies are doing. I know this is hard it is human nature to compare. If he's not rolling over by 7 months then talk to your pediatrician if you are concerned. It is the in between movements that are the really important part rather than the milestone itself because they are what prepare the body for the next step. He just needs to work on the parts before he is ready to roll over. He is doing exactly what he is supposed to be doing. Remember no one asks when you rolled over on a college application ;)

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Denise - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter is 20 weeks old, and have not rolled over, yet. She hasn't even tried, she's happy where ever you put her, on stomach or on back. Doc says do not worry, she will roll over when she wants to, offer toys beside her to encouage her to reach for them , and maybe she will accidently roll over.

Tanya - posted on 01/02/2010

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Preston is 19 weeks and has not rolled over yet he hates tummy time. When he is on his back he'll roll to his side but thats about it. I read that some babies skip the whole rolling and go right to scooting and crawling whether not its true i don't know.

Jordan - posted on 01/01/2010

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Cory will be 5 months on January 6. He started rolling over on his own probably at 3 1/2 months old and he loves it! He loves to sleep on his tummy and he gets mad if I put him on his back. He has been crawling a bit (pushing his legs) and started doing that at 4 months old. He is one strong baby! :) Everyone else, just be patient, they will be crawling/walking before you know it! :)

Janee - posted on 12/31/2009

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I am going to try that (the blanket rolled up under her arms) next time we do tummy time, maybe it will help her be more secure, im just going to let her do it at her own pace and not rush her though.

Savannah - posted on 12/31/2009

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My baby will be 5 months on January 8. 2 weeks ago when she was playing in her floor gym, I laid her on her back and she rolled over onto her tummy so fast! I was in awe!! At 3 months, she was rolling over from her tummy to her back, but now, it seems she has forgotten how to roll that way once she gets on her tummy. She gets really upset about it! She can take her time figuring it out though, b/c like stated before, before you know it they will be crawling! Just give it time, and one day just out of the blue, your baby will be rolling over like a champ! =)

Andrea - posted on 12/31/2009

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Nope. My baby hasn't rolled over yet, and will only lie on her tummy when she has a rolled-up blanket under her armpits. Don't stress. They reach each milestone when they are ready.

Janee - posted on 12/30/2009

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My katie is 4 months and shes rolled completely over 3 times, once on accident, she also abousletly despises tummy time (screaming time is what we call it) so it doesn't happen very often but i tell myself she will work at her own pace. She holds her head up great and if she could she would be walking. The airplane does work to my hubby does it quite a bit and her head control is awesome.

Charlotte - posted on 12/30/2009

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My daughter is 20 weeks old and she has rolled over only once by accident. It scared her and made her cry. Like Skyla, she has good head control, and she gets to her side (from her back), but doesn't like to go all of the way over. I talked to the doctor about it yesterday and he told me not to worry. Apparently some of the "standards" were developed when babies slept on their tummies and developed back strength earlier. They will do it soon, I'm sure!

Jodi - posted on 12/29/2009

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thanks for the reassuring comments. took her to dr. for check up and they said she is doing excellant. dr. suggested doing the airplane thing to help increase neck strength.

Brittany - posted on 12/29/2009

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The nurse at my doctors office said her daughter only rolled over one time and never did it again. Maybe she just prefers not to? She'll be fine though :-) no worries!

Nicole - posted on 12/28/2009

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Hey Jodi,

My little guy, Nicholas also s tummy time and still has not rolled over yet. I think it will come with time. My little one also weighs 18 lbs already.

Kirsty - posted on 12/28/2009

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Morgan hasnt either. She has awesome head control, can push herself up when on tummy time(which she despises), but if I put her on her back she will roll to her side but no further and ends up doing 360's in a circle. But yeah I am told they will get it eventually, dont want it to happen too fast cuz then we will never hear the end of it and them crawling soon after.

Tiffany - posted on 12/28/2009

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Noah hasn't rolled over yet either. if he is on his back he can roll onto his side (kinda). He DREADS tummy time. He has pushed up onto his elbows while on his tummy. That's about all. I figured that once he starts rolling, crawling then walking will soon follow and I will long for these days when he pretty much stays put.

Denise - posted on 12/28/2009

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Still waiting for Eva to roll over and she'll be 5 months on Jan 1. She's almost there and I think she'll go any day now.

Eunece - posted on 12/28/2009

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Caleb turned four months on Dec 26th hasnt rolled over either! He does well on his back and tummy, but has not moved other than wiggling yet!

Krista - posted on 12/28/2009

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Sam's not rolling over much. He can do it a bit from back to front, but he can't do it at all from front to back, and like Skyla, can only push up a bit. It'll come -- don't worry.

Rachelle - posted on 12/28/2009

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Hi Riley is 4 months old and he hasn't rolled independently yet and he too hates tummy time. But is extremely strong in the legs and has been able to hold his head up since he was 8 weeks old. I have to keep reminding myself that all children are different and do things at their own pace. And if he had his own way he'd be walking already :)

Nicole - posted on 12/27/2009

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Julia rolled her when she was only two months old (from back to tummy) and did so for about two weeks nonstop. However, she also has disliked tummy time so she found herself in a position she didn't like. She has not rolled over since. She will roll to her side and scoot around but no more complete roll overs

Nikki - posted on 12/27/2009

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Millie is 19 weeks and hasn't rolled over yet. She has to be in the right mood for tummy time but when she is, she pushes right up on her arms and lifts her head right up. She'd rather get a toy with her finger tips than roll over for it lol!

Amanda - posted on 12/27/2009

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My son, who also hates tummy time has not rolled over either. Well, he did once by default when he was propped a little too high on a pillow just from protesting being face down. I have a hard time remembering to give him tummy time regularly so that doesn't help but he'll get there eventually.

Tanya - posted on 12/27/2009

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everything depends on your baby just let her go at her own speed i used to think my son Samuel wasn't keeping up to speed with other babies but now i don't care hes doing well. his first time rolling over i think he shocked himself and did it while i was out of the room too

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