rolling over

Courtney - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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how soon should my son start rolling over? he hates tummy time, and i'm wondering if i don't put him on his tummy much if he will still start to roll over eventually?

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Kathryn - posted on 12/02/2009

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Mine hates tummy time too. He is just about 5 months and still hasn't rolled. Some babies never roll because they just aren't interested in it. We still do tummy time and he is slowly getting to like it. Toys and people near his face help.

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Trista - posted on 12/13/2009

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every baby is different...my son didnt roll or crawl till he was 7 months old but my daughter started rolling at 4 months and now at 5 months she is crawling around

Hanlie - posted on 12/13/2009

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My first son (now 2 years) hated tummy time and refused to roll over. He would scream like crazy from the second you put him on his tummy until you pick him up, so I did tummy time whith him as little as possible. I even asked my PD about him not rolling over and never got answers. He didn't roll over untill he started to crawl on 10 mnths! Suddenly he rolled over whenever he wanted to crawl as if it's the most natural thing to do.

Sammy - posted on 12/13/2009

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My daughter was 5 months last week and has rolled from front to back once..that was when she was 3.5months old! but she does move her legs in a crawling motion and can manage to wiggle accross to get whatever it is that she wants, so maybe that is why she hasnt rolled again!?

Jessyka - posted on 12/12/2009

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my son is almost 5 months. Only in the last month has he been okay with tummy time. he flipped this past Monday!

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My daughter hates tummy time too, so I only do it occasionally, maybe once or twice a week. She's 4 months and yesterday she rolled over on her own. I just layed her down on a blanket on her back and she managed to flip over. Then I tried her tummy and she made it to her side but not the rest of the way. I wouldn't worry though. There's no point in torchering your son if he doesn't like it. He'll flip over whether you give him tummy time or not. Good luck!

Traci - posted on 12/10/2009

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My girl has always loved tummy time, and has been rolling over steady for about 2 weeks now. She did her first accidental flip almost a month ago, but I can't lay her anywhere without her being rolled half-way across the room in 30 seconds now.

Erin - posted on 12/10/2009

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My son is about 4 1/2 months now and he enjoys tummy time...finally. They hate it at first because it puts so much pressure on their bellies until they can use their arms better. But, now that he has built up more muscles....he is reaching for toys and will be rolling over soon.

Angie - posted on 12/10/2009

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my little guy also hated tummy time and got some, but not a whole lot of time on his belly. but one day he was on his back and i left the room and came back to him on his belly! so now, he rolls to his belly and will stay like that for awhile, but then cry for us to flop him over (he hasn't mastered from belly to back yet). so dont worry, your baby will eventually roll over. :)

Jo - posted on 12/09/2009

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Hi every baby is different as every adult is different. 1st baby: 4 months 2nd baby: 4 months to the day and then nothing for the next three weeks. Relax every thing will happen in time :)

Lisa - posted on 12/07/2009

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My son is a few days away from 5 months old and rolled over today for the first time. So happy, although nappy changes will be interesting!!

My wee boy hated tummy time too until about 6 weeks ago, but loved it when I put him on his tummy on a swiss ball and gently rocked him back and forth and side to side. I helped with his balance.

Also, in New Zealand we have "Active Movement" that gets promoted to us. I will attach a link that has brochures you can down load to show you things you can do to help bubs learn about their body and how it moves.

http://www.sparc.org.nz/education/active...

Jenelle - posted on 12/07/2009

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My daughter is 5 months old, she has been able to roll from her back to her tummy for about 2 months now. She also hated tummy time, so i never did it and she would get really upset when she would roll onto her tummy and get stuck there. She just started rolling from her tummy to her back. Now i call her my little rolly polly cause she loves to roll accross a room and is very quick. We all look forward to these milestones, and eventually they will come. I find myself sad because she is growing up too fast. Just enjoy the time with your baby and know that all of a sudden, one day, something will click and he will know what to do.

Katie - posted on 12/07/2009

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1st child: 3 months. Stomach sleeper
2nd child: 6 Weeks @ Home, 6 Weeks @ Daycare, 8 Weeks on video camera. Hates tummy time!

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my son hated tummy time too. at his for month check up the ped asked if he was rolling over yet i said no which wasn't a big deal she smiled and said he probably would soon. I immediately started playing with him on the floor even though he didnt like it because he hadnt even attempted to roll at that point. about a week and a half of mostly floor play he has learned to roll front to back and is very close to rolling back to front yay! he still hates tummy time but will play for longer than he did before.

Haryoung Jessica - posted on 12/06/2009

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My son rolled over when he was almost 5months. I was a little worried so gave him tummy time as often as I could and suddenly turned from his back to his tummy. He is staying on his tummy around 20mins and gets bored then crying if he is playing by himself. If I am playing right next to him, he plays longer. Try 10-20 mins first..don't do anything while he is on his tummy. just stay right next to or front of him with same view point. hold some toys or even your hands. surprisingly he will like movement of your fingers~~

Sonya - posted on 12/06/2009

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My son is 5 months this week, and he's only rolled over once. He doesn't like tummy time, but now he will enjoy it for longer if we play with him on the ground. He likes to sit up between our legs too. You can also use the boppy to prop him up...just try different toys, mats, blankets, etc. to see what will distract him or keep him entertained. It's work ,but pays off. Will help the neck.

Dayna - posted on 12/06/2009

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I have 19 week old twins girl and boy. My daughter has only rolled once but it was 3 at one time and also my son. Both of my children have had tummy time since they were born. My daughter doesn't like it but has been holding her head up since she was a month. She also prefers to stand instead of sitting. My son likes tummy time but he wasn't holding his head up until 1 1/2 months and he doesn't like to stand. I can definitely see where each child developes differently and it's hard not to compare their development. I am less concerned with them rolling over and hoping that tummy time will help them to start crawling sooner than later. I've pretty much learned to just let them go at their own pace and see from there. Good luck

Sana - posted on 12/05/2009

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when my 4 month old went for the 4 months shot the doc asked if he rools over and i said No but with his feet ke pushes himself like a caterpillar... one wk to 10 days later...he started rolling over...and now at 4 mnths 2 wks he rolls over 2 -3 time in one go...he is very active..i have started some time in walker also and he pushes it wwith his legs..when i hold him he dosnt wana sit on my lap but wants to stand on his feet...
my older son was like that also..and walker helped big time once he started showing interest in standing and therefore started crawling at 8.5 months and walking/running in 10.5 months
good luck ladies

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My 5 month old can't roll yet either. I have been putting a noisy toy just above his head out of eye sight (while he is lying on his back). This is encouraging him to twist his body and 'roll' to see what is going on and to reach the toy. He is almost there.

Allison - posted on 12/05/2009

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my little girl who's 5 months hate tummy time...whn you put her on her tummy but ever since she was a week old she's been rolling around...i just let her do it and she rolls over on her belly on the time she just wants to do it on her own

Nina - posted on 12/05/2009

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My daughter is almost 5 months and she is just now getting to where she will play on her tummy with her small boppy placed under her chest. Since I started laying her on the boppy she has strengthened her arms some and hold her upper body up for a little while now. Still not sitting up unassisted but enough to sit in highchairs..yay!

Bethany - posted on 12/04/2009

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my 21 week old doesn't roll. i don't think she cares about it. try tummy time with him on your lap, or on your belly/chest with him laying on top of you (then you can engage him with peek-a-boo, or talking etc...), if you are worried about it. i don't really expect my girl to roll at this point. she's already sitting up with the help of her hands on the couch. i think her massive thighs make it difficult to roll over, so she just gave up trying LOL. just remember everybody develops differently. according to my mom, i never crawled. one day i just got up...

Stacey - posted on 12/04/2009

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Tummy time is important..even if for just a few minutes at a time 2-3 times a day. Usually they like it better if you or someone lays near them and interacts with them. We've found my daughter really starts rolling around when she sees the dog comme near her.

Falen - posted on 12/04/2009

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My daughter is also 4 months old and I have only gotten her to roll once. The doc said that tummy time is important in developing their neck and back muscles to get them ready for sitting up. 2 to 3 times a day for 5 minutes and its okay if they don't like it that is what helps them to try to roll over.

Alyson - posted on 12/02/2009

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my little girl has been rolling over since she was 2 and half months old, every baby is different. she enjoyed tummy time to begin with, now when she rolls on her tummy she gets quite upset sometimes because she cant do anything else

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my baby hated tummy time until he was about 4 months...now he hates being on his back! he just suddenly changed! If you are worried about his neck muscles getting strong try and hold him sat upright on your lap as that will help him strengthen the muscles a bit.

Shana - posted on 12/02/2009

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My son, who has recently turned 4 months, absolutely hated tummy time, and then we realised that placing him on his tummy while we laid next to him and spoke to him he would enjoy. Perhaps, your child will only stay for just a few moments. after a while, he will start rolling. The older he gets the more he will enjoy tummy time!

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