HOW DO I GET MY 14WEEK OLD BABY TO ROLL??

Tracy - posted on 06/23/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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How do i get interested in rolling.he really only likes doing tummy time on me and not the floor. Please help with any suggestions thanks

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Shawnra Lea - posted on 07/03/2009

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my girl is 2 months and has been rolling for a few weeks now. I agree that they will roll when they are ready but I think that putting their arms in front of them helps it props them up and then all they need to do is lean to one side and kick their legs. Thats how my little one did it.

Dawn - posted on 07/02/2009

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as everyone else has said, when he's ready he will. my little one will be 4 months saturday and started rolling last weekend, but he will only go from tummy to back because he hates being on his tummy, shows no interest in figuring out how to get to his tummy. my ped said as long as he is doing one or the other and they don't start to worry until they are over 6 months and not rolling.

Destiny - posted on 07/02/2009

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Not to worry baby will roll when baby is ready! I was worried my little one wouldn't roll then walked in on her after I had layed her on her stomach (she only sleeps on her stomach) and the little munchkin was smiling up at me from her back! :)

Debbie - posted on 06/29/2009

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Is he a big baby? My first baby was and because he was quite heavy it took him longer then some to be able to roll over but I knew he was ok as he had good muscle tone and held his head up well when I pulled him up by his hands.

Natalie - posted on 06/29/2009

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my daughter is 6 month and is just rolling, only back to front, she can't roll front to back, i think 14 weeks is mayb a bit early, most babies only start rolling at 6 months. I do think tummy time encourages the rolling tho, i think once a baby is comfortable to play on their tummy then they try to roll.

Sarah - posted on 06/26/2009

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my son was about 18weeks old when he learnt how to roll halfway properaly. from his back to his front .. cant roll the full way yet. very rarely he does roll back to front then back again.


isn't 14weeks a little early? he'll do things when he's ready hun. you can't force .. plus i dont think most babys do a full roll till they are 6 months. my son is 5months on sunday.

and my hv said if they roll early .. like ollie used to when he was smaller .. its cuz they've been thrashing about so much which makes them roll

Heather - posted on 06/25/2009

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Not really much can be done! My daughter didn't start to completely roll until she was about three months. I wasn't worried, I just sat down with her and helped roll her over myself and that kind of helped her learn what to do. Since he likes tummy time as it is, he'll get tired of you helping him at one point and just do it himself! It's awesome to watch!

Sarah - posted on 06/25/2009

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The Mum's above are right. Baby will do what baby wants whether you encourage or not lol. Getting him interested in tummy time is more important than getting him to roll over as it does help with his neck muscles. If he likes tummy time on you but not the floor then maybe he finds the floor too hard? Try folding a baby blanket or something to make it softer. If you have a baby mirror try putting that on the mat/blanket so he can still see a face when he's on his tummy. My playmat had a baby mirror in it and Tom loved it (vanity in men lol). Otherwise, just be patient. My son rolled for the first time at 21 DAYS (a fluke me thinks) but then refused until he was 5 months old!! He was maybe a little behind there but is advanced in other ways. You'll find this with your son too, he'll be ahead in some aspects, behind in others. But if he's not rolling over at 14 weeks, he certainly isn't behind in that yet! The more pressure you put on him to do somthing the less likely he will want to do it - he is a little man afterall lol xx

Mel - posted on 06/23/2009

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mine didnt roll til almost 20 weeks. whats the rush? its good when they are not because you can still sleep them on the couh and bed and not worry about them rolling off

Amber - posted on 06/23/2009

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Hey Tracy...I know you don't want to hear this, but there is nothing you can do. Your little one will start to roll whenever s/he is ready. My son started rolling tummy to back around 2 1/2 months, but has since hated tummy time on the floor and loves to stand. Now he is learning to roll back to tummy...every baby is different and does in their own time when they are ready.

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