When did your child start rolling over? This is not an idle question that young mothers often ask each other – the skill of a coup is very necessary in order to learn how to crawl. It can be mastered after the child learns to lie on his stomach. If your baby does not attempt to roll on his stomach by 3 months, you need to help him with this.
A coup from the back to the stomach, babies usually begin to master from 3 months. As a rule, by the age of 4 months, most of them already manage to turn over in full and on their own and purposefully from their backs to their stomachs.
However, one must understand: for the child to learn this movement and begin to roll over, it is necessary that he knows how and just wants to lie on his stomach. You also need to create an incentive for the desire to roll over. For example, toys should not hang above the head, but lie on the side, etc.
How to help your baby roll over
Actually training can be divided into two stages:
- We work only with legs. The child lies on a changing table on his back. An adult grabs each leg of the baby by the shin at the back (under the knee) and makes a movement, as if the child is reaching with the knee (thigh) to the other side of the table, through the other leg (roll over). Touching the knee to the table, we return to the starting position and repeat on the other side. We work out this element, not paying attention to the handles. The kid gets used to such movements and coups in general.
- Add pens. Stretch your thigh to the opposite side, touch the knee. At the same moment, the adult releases his free leg and takes the hand from the same side on which the coup takes place. Adult raises kid’s hand up. Thus, we instill the habit that in the final stage of the coup this hand does not appear under the breast of the child.
Important: making a passive movement of the hip for a coup, we still do not just mindlessly pull the child by the foot, but we must stimulate (attract) the baby in any way to the final coup on the stomach, for example, swaying on the thigh, tingling on the tummy, slapping on the pope.
Our task is to make the child tense up, set the right direction of movement and work out this exercise to automatism.