Baby Boy Not Rolling Over
Julie - posted on 01/29/2009
Mine son is not rolling yet either (born Sept. 16), and my 2 year old was almost 5 months before she rolled over, didn't sit until 8 months, but yet walked well between 11-12 months. Each baby is different and not rolling yet is not uncommon. One day he will just do it on his own and give you a nice surprise!
Michelle - posted on 01/24/2009
My older son did not roll over until late 4 months. Don't worry about it, he'll roll over when he is good and ready. My baby is not rolling over or interested in tummy time. He turns onto one side, but never makes it completely over. I was watching baby videos of my older son trying to compare his milestones to my baby and my hubby said what are you doing all babies are different and will do things at their own pace. So don't worry about anything. If your baby is healthy and the doc isn't worried then don't you worry. Good luck!
Laura - posted on 01/24/2009
Abbi - posted on 01/23/2009
I wouldn't worry too much about it, every baby is different my little boy is 4 1/2 months and has done it a couple of times but he hasn't done it since, he sits up virtually on his own, but i think it is laziness with him, but he will do it eventually. keep encouraging him.
Rebecca - posted on 01/22/2009
My baby is a little over 4 months old and she has been rolling over from her tummy to her back for a little over a month now, mostly because she hated tummy time! I bought a door mirror and lay it against my entertainment center and now she loves tummy time! Tummy time has definitely helped her rolling over. If you are struggling with tummy time I would suggest propping your baby up in front of a mirror. Cheapest toy I have bought my baby and it's her favorite one, go figure :)
Shelly - posted on 01/22/2009
My daughter does not like tummy time and has no interest in rolling over yet. As long as he is hitting his other milestones (babbling, smiling, interacting etc) then it is not a problem. If he is not hitting his milestones and isn't sitting up, holding his head up, or rolling over by 6 or 7 months then you should be concerned. I was concerned also, then I read about this on babycenter.com and this is basically what they had for information on it. Hope this helps.
My son is 4 months and abotu 2 weeks as well and he HATES tummy time and doens't roll over yet. The pediatrician didn't seem concerned. In fact said he was really good especially wiht his hand eye coordination and cooing. I wouldn't worry! Jsut try to encourage floor time, as I'm doing. My little guy loves to jsut sit up though so he can everyhtign that's going on!
Connie - posted on 01/22/2009
My little guy will roll over from his belly onto his back, but he can't go from being on his belly to lying on his back. So, he can go one way, but not the other yet. I'm not too concerned yet, it will come with time. I think that the motivating factor in his moving from his belly onto his back is the fact that he doesn't like being placed on his tummy.
User - posted on 01/21/2009
my little girl just turned four months on the 18th. she rolled over for the first time on the 6th of january.which i thought was rather early, now she is not happy unless she is on her tummy. she gets very frustrated because she cant crawl and is trying so hard to do it. i also have a two 1/2 year old boy he was late developer with the roll to stomach but very early with crawling and walking so i wouldnt be to worried. i also am a stay at home mum and we dont have much contact with other children so i wouldnt let that concern you.
Sheila - posted on 01/21/2009
Yes it's normal. All babies develop differently. My baby is 4 months 2 weeks and he has only rolled over once on the couch. He can roll from his side to his back but that's it. Just waiting to see if he does it again! Try him on his back on the floor and encourage him to roll by putting a toy to his side and letting him reach for it. He'll do it eventually!
Gavin is 4 months and 1 week, just learned to roll over on sunday, now I can't keep him on his back LOL!
Don't be too concerened, a few of the babies at our baby group are 5 and 6 months and arn't rolling over yet.
He will get there :o) and once he does, he will want to roll all the time, which make diaper changing more challenging. LOL!
Michele - posted on 01/21/2009
My son will be 4 months on 1/26 - and I have not been able to witness this yet - but he has rolled over to his back twice now when getting him up from a nap. (he is a tummy sleeper) I thought it was a little early for him - but I think to each is his own... they develop at all different paces. :) Hope this helps-
Ellen - posted on 01/21/2009
Mine (born Sept 8) does the same. If I give him my thumbs, he pulls himself right up to standing. As for the rolling, he started doing that about a month ago and I was concerned that was late because my 1st did it at a month old. I would find him in his crib at the opposite end, on the opposite side than how I put him. Every baby is different and there is no need to worry. Maybe if Jamisen puts him on his belly (if he doesn't like it), this will motivate rolling.
Cheena - posted on 01/21/2009
My son, Ockie, hasn't rolled over yet, but he is into pull ups, push ups and squats (with some help). If I let him grab my thumbs while he's on his back, he pulls himself to a seated position. If he's doing tummy time, he's lifting his head to peer about his play pen. If I have him standing on my thigh, he'll push himself to stand with a hang time of about 5 seconds. Don't fret, your baby will get to rolling.
Soky - posted on 01/20/2009
my daughter rolled over by herself at 2 1/2 months... and then afterwards she would only roll over whenever she wants to... no matter how hard she cries when shes on her belly she wont roll over.. she'll move foward.. but now wont roll over when shes just laying there.. she just gives up and cries. I had to tell her daddy dont pick her up because she needs her tummy time.. but my husband always gets all sad and tries to pick her up. No wonder why she is such a daddys little girl. She gets away with anything with him!! LOL
Chelskii - posted on 01/20/2009
My Son was rolling over at 2 and a half months old! everybody is different obviously! but my sons now 4months and 2days old and he rolls around the room! and shuffles a little! hes pretty much sitting up on his own! buy your baby a door bouncer! you can put babies in them at 3months! my sisters baby is 6months old and cant roll over yet! i layed my son on his front at first and he rolled over gradually! because laying them on there tummys with there hands infront of them also makes the neck stronger! baby will cry n get mad with itself because its new to baby! so try laying baby on its tummy maybe on ur bed! or buying a "play gym" so he/she can grab the things! and will have to roll to look where the noises will come from! i didnt need to encourage my son! but try it! even laying him on the floor and laying at the side of him (but enough room incase he rolls over) and clapping your hands n talking to him! I Hope he rolls over soon its amazing! :) x
Cristina - posted on 01/20/2009
Camden was born 09/05, and is also not rolling over. My doctor said only 75% of babies do it between 4-5 months, but that 99% of babies roll over by 6 months. You have nothing to worry about. Milestones are just things they may be doing, so you have an idea of what may need to be discussed with your ped.
Joanne - posted on 01/19/2009
Hi Tricia, Riley is the same, he will be 4 months on Sunday and only rolls the bottom half of his body to one side. Riley was 5 lb 13 oz at birth and has been slow to gain weight. He is going for 4 month weigh in on Friday, he wont be near 10 lb either.
Tricia - posted on 01/19/2009
My daughter is just shy of 4 months and isn't rolling over either. I'm not too concerned yet because she is extreamly tiny!!!! She is barely 10lbs!! How big is your son?? I'm going to talk to the ped. at her 4 month check-up. Try not to get discouraged, if you doing tummy time daily then I wouldn't worry too much.
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