As any new parent knows, watching your child grow and develop is an incredible experience. One of the first physical milestones for infants is rolling over, which typically happens between 4 and 6 months of age. To help parents understand when to expect this milestone and what it means for their baby’s development, let’s take a look at the basics of rolling over.
How Rolling Over Happens
It usually starts with the baby pushing up on their arms while lying on their stomachs.
This develops their neck and shoulder muscles as well as core strength.
As they push against the surface with their arms, it helps them roll onto their sides or backs.
The timing of when babies start rolling over varies depending on individual factors such as size and muscular development.
Tips to Help Your Baby Roll Over
To help your baby learn how to roll over, you can do several things including:
Giving your baby supervised tummy time; this will help them build their neck muscles which are necessary for rolling over.
Placing toys just out of reach so that the baby has to roll or move to get them; this encourages physical movement in order to reach the desired object.
Move items around in the crib; this helps keep babies motivated to move around in order to find familiar objects like stuffed animals or blankets.
Encourage other activities such as reaching out with one hand while lying on the back; this helps babies learn how to use one side of their body at a time which will eventually lead to successful rolling over motions.
Rolling over is an important developmental milestone for infants — it helps them gain strength and coordination while also giving them more independence in exploring their environment!
Most babies start rollingover between 4–6 months old but every child develops differently so try not to compare your little one’s progress with others’.
Be sure to give your baby plenty of tummy time as well as supervised playtime that encourages mobility in order to help promote healthy development! Happy rolling!