my 4 month old rolls over onto her tummy but can't roll back

Gina - posted on 10/18/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




my 4 month old is 15 lbs and she rolls completely onto her tummy,but can't roll back. She gets very frustrated and starts to cry after kicking a few times. My mother and I noticed for the first time she did it in her sleep now i am worried because at 515 am she rolled over


Katherine - posted on 10/18/2013




If you're worried about her sleeping on her tummy, don't be. By the time a baby is strong enough to roll to his/her tummy (even if they can't roll back) it is safe to leave them where they are. Their neck muscles are strong enough to lift their heads and suffocating isn't really a concern anymore - that's what my ped said anyway. Of course, it is an issue if she's waking you up because she's stuck. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot you can do about that except give her lots of tummy time during the day so she can practice rolling onto her back. My son could only roll one way for a long time too and it took a lot of practice for him to understand how to go back. Good luck!!

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