Baby Firsts: Rolling Over

Baby Firsts: Rolling Over

After months on their back, babies develop the urge to get moving on their own—and it all starts with rolling over! Read on to see if your little one is gearing up to roll over.

Tummy Time

Tummy time is exactly what it sounds like—time spent on the tummy! Tummy time is important for babies because it puts them in a position to lift and turn their heads by themselves. Eventually, these same muscle groups will help your baby sit up, crawl, climb, and walk. You can start Tummy Time right away after the baby is born, no need to wait a few days or weeks.
Here are a few tips from the Mayo Clinic to help get your little one accustomed to tummy time.
• Start early by putting your newborn on her tummy on your lap two to three times per day
• Interact with your baby and play with attention-grabbing toys
• Gradually increase the tummy time sessions as your child grows
There are other tips and tricks you can try to help build up those muscles:
• Recline on the floor or couch with a pillow under your head and put your baby on your chest, belly to belly. (She’ll push up on her arms to look at your face.)
• Use a pillow to prop up your baby and lay a book down in front of him while you read.
• Place your baby across your lap with your baby’s head hanging over your leg while you sit on the floor.
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Lroeschke 10/5/2015

My girl tends to get frustrated after a bit when we do tummy time on a mat but loves it on mine or dads chest or over the shoulder

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Meesgrl 10/5/2015

My Daughter starting lifting her head in the first week or two. When we have tummy time she already gets her knees under her and scoots a little. Too soon!!

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Dani 9/29/2015

My son hates tummy time. He doesn't mind being on his back on the mat playing with the toys though, and almost rolled over the other day!

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Gave my baby girl lots of tummy time but still waiting for her to start rolling over on her own.

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Luna 9/5/2015

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