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, you need to understand: in order for a child to start rolling over and learn this movement, it is necessary that he be able and just want to lie on his stomach. You also need to create an incentive for the desire to roll over. For example, toys should not hang over your head, but lie on their sides, etc.
How to help your child 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 a habit, and at the stage of the coup, this hand does not end up under the breast of the child.
Important: making a passive movement of the hip for a coup. We are not just mindlessly dragging 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 hip, tingling on the tummy, slapping on the buttocks.
Наша задача – сделать ребенка напряженным. Задайте правильное направление движения и отработайте это упражнение до автоматизма.