When shoudl my 8 week old starting rolling over?

Susan - posted on 11/07/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I know every baby is different, but I'm just trying to get a general idea of when most babies start doing that. I was reading another thread and I noticed some of those babies were rolling over very early. He is doing really well lifting and holding his head up, but he doesn't show any interest/sign of rolling over. We do tummy time several times a day, is there anything I can do to encourage him to roll? Thanks!

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Emily - posted on 11/08/2010

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expect front to back soon(7-12weeks old), but back to front takes a bit longer(9-14weeks old). Don't rush it! once they are mobile it's a whole new game of keeping them safe..tummytime is great, we do tummytime on our chest sometimes (lyingdown) so baby tries to see our faces seems to push with his arms more

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Mercedes - posted on 02/10/2011

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My oldest 17 months did at 4 months, and my youngest 4 months did at a week short of 3 months.

Linda - posted on 02/09/2011

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my son is just 5 months (21 weeks) and doesnt bother to roll, he is much more interested in eating his feet lol.

my daughter started rolling when she was more than 6 months, she is perfectly fine!

Leigha - posted on 01/31/2011

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The average child starts really rolling consistently between 3-4 months. It's just a matter of getting those little arms in the right position and remembering that to make it happen repeatedly and to consider it a learned behavior. Just relax though, babies will do it in their own time, pushing on certain things can cause them to regress and you certainly don't want that.

Kristin - posted on 01/23/2011

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Haha... my 4 month old started rolling front to back at 6 weeks and 6 days, and starting rolling back to front at 4 months and 2 days. Contrast to my 2 year old who only rolled front to back occasionally, and only back to front a few times before she finally learned to crawl at 10 months! So obviously it can vary a lot depending on the child! Don't worry about it! He'll get there when he's ready, and slow to move is a very peaceful way to go... especially nice for a first baby! :-)

Kelli - posted on 01/23/2011

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the average baby rolls over around 3-4 months! My daughter just turned 4 months today and she's rolled over from her tummy to her back at least 5 times this week!

Jodie - posted on 01/21/2011

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my daughter is 4 and half months and hasnt rolled yet but she is in a harness for her hips so we not in to much of a rush my other 4 babies rolled around the 2 to 3month mark

Deanna - posted on 12/30/2010

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LOL my son is 3 months and hasnt rolled yet. Im in no rush though and im pretty sure its because hes always being held or up off the floor because he has a 2 year old sister who would step on him lol!

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My daughter is 3 months 1 day and doesn't show any interest in rolling over yet. I don't want to rush her (not that I'd even know how to do that) because it seems like she's already growing up so fast and I really do enjoy every little stage I've seen so far. I know she'll learn and soon we'll have to be baby-proofing the house!

Cathie - posted on 12/19/2010

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my son hasnt even looked like rolling over and he has just turned 12 weeks, my daughter did at 16 weeks, and she seems to be developmentally fine !! dont rush it!!

Stephanie - posted on 12/17/2010

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my daughter just rolled over this weekend. she's 3 months and 2 weeks old. :) she can go both ways too.

Sarah - posted on 12/12/2010

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My little guy is 14 weeks old and he just rolled from belly to back today for the first time. We do tummy time each day. I'm not sure how to make it go faster. Good luck!

Shauna - posted on 12/05/2010

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I am actually kinda happy my boy hasn't learned to roll yet... :P But I'll also be happy when he does. He's trying now at 9 weeks but hasn't succeeded yet.

Deborah - posted on 11/16/2010

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my lil girl is two months and has only rolled once at 4 weeks old but im in no hurry for her to do any thing she is trying her best to lift her head since she was two days old and is only strting to support her head now

LauraBeth - posted on 11/09/2010

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BetteAnn rolled front to back at 3 wks and at 4 weeks rolled the other way, but my son didnt do anything until 7 weeks. I have a friend whos son didnt roll until 2 1/2 mo.

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