New parents are so excited, and so much in a hurry, that they start wondering when their bundle of joy would roll over, and when he will have control over his neck. Each infant needs support under the head and neck, for at least the first two months.
A 6 to 8-week, healthy, and strong baby is able to raise his head slightly while lying on his back. While carrying him on your shoulder, you may notice that he can hold up his head shakily, at least for a few minutes. This is the time when the development will gradually speed up, and your kid will try to roll over on his side.
When do Babies Start to Roll Over
Rolling over is one of the important developmental milestones in a baby's life. If you are impatient to know more, here is all about when babies roll over:
Motivation and Encouragement
You can encourage your baby to develop new skills through play.
- You may lie down next to him on one side, and encourage him to roll over to get closer to you.
Some babies develop skills slowly; there is nothing to worry about this.
Rolling over is really fun, but you need to take certain safety precautions for your child.
- Never leave your baby alone and unattended on a bed, table, or any other elevated surface.
- While trying to roll over, the baby may fall down. So, make sure he is constantly on a padded surface while doing so, to avoid bumps.
Your kid's first rolling-over experience should be enjoyable for him as well as you. Hence, it should not result in a serious injury.
It is a fact that most babies roll over within six months. However, it is also possible that your kid skips it altogether, and moves on to sitting and lunging. Every baby is unique; let him develop at his own pace. You can always consult the pediatrician if you think your child is lagging behind. He is the best person to evaluate an infant's development.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only, and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.