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rolled but stopped... doesn't play with feet

Stephanie - posted on 12/10/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




a friend of mine has a daughter that is 2 weeks older than my daughter and she is rolling over and playing with her feet. my daughter has rolled from tummy to back but randomly stopped for some reason. she will stay on her belly and scream until my husband or myself picks her up or rolls her over. and she has NO interest in her feet. she purposely kicks things with her feet but wants nothing to do wih grabbing them. is all of this normal? if its not how do i fix it?


Heather - posted on 12/14/2009




It's perfectly normal for children to "forget" how to do something. It often coincides with them learning another new skill. All children develop at thier own rate and you little girl is well within the age group for rolling. My son is 5.5 months old and hasn't rolled yet or even looked at his feet.
Dont worry she'll work it out in her own time. :)


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Saskia - posted on 12/15/2009




babies are all different if she still doesn't do it at 6 months I might consider talking to the health visitor or GP as it is considered "normal" to start between 2 and 6 months.
I have to little ones my boy now 21 months rolled both ways at 14 weeks and then just forgot he could do back to front and only did front to back untill he was about 5 months old and he never really bothered with his feet. My daughter now 5 months old started rolling about a month ago both ways straight away and never stopped she actually found her feet before she rolled over and absolutly loves them she even started pulling herself forwards on the ground (today!) bless her

Elizabeth - posted on 12/15/2009




It's alright, my daughter is 20 weeks, she grabbed her foot once and hasn't rolled over since she was 12 weeks old. She screams when she's on her tummy no matter how often it happens.

Tammy And Maynard - posted on 12/14/2009




its normal our daughter loves her feet and has rolled onto her belly a few times but hasnt done it since. she will rock back and forth but hasnt actually rolled over again from back to belly. she will roll over from belly to back with no problems, actually its almost immediately that she rolls over onto her back when we place her on her belly. see all babies are different and grow and learn at their own paces. so dont worry she is fine you dont need to fix anything she is doing great. Our daughter is 22 weeks old and she is almost crawling where my boys when they were babies they didnt crawl till they were 6 mths old. thats what i mean when i say all babies are different.

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I'm with Heather on the feet thing! My little one wasnt interested then over night it was like 'wow I have feet' and now everytime I change his nappy he sticks his feet in his mouth - my mum commented on it today and she hasnt seen him for a couple of days! he rolled at 15 weeks but now hes 22 he hasnt since! Again he will cry to be turned over..either from his tummy to his back or the other way.... he does get close to rolling over and about 4 days ago I thought he was going to do it any time but now hes not bothered! I guess it will come with time... all babies are different so dont worry it will happen!

Heather - posted on 12/10/2009




Hi little guy is almost 5 months and about 2 weeks ago just discovered his feet (it was like overnight). Now it's like they are his new favourite toy that he can take everywhere. When we change him is when they always pop-up and he hangs on to them with pride! Before then he had NO interest. I would sometimes play feet games with him (This little piggy) or talk about his feet (whose toes are those?) to get him to notice them but not much interest at the time. The rolling depends on the day. He will roll tummy to back one day 10x then the next day cry until we assist him-but what I do is gently rock him side to side to remind him how he can roll himself over. I will roll him over to one side and back on this tummy again for a few extra minutes then roll him again. Hope that helps :)

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