Physical/Motor Development – Encouraging baby to turn over continuously
Some mothers are worried about their baby’s safety because the little ones will turn over continuously! If your baby is still not very comfortable turning over continuously, you can give your baby a helping hand; help your baby to turn left or right continuously, or use toys to help your baby to practice
Help your baby roll over continuously
Mom and dad can put the baby’s favourite toy on his side and guide him to try to get the toy from the supine to the prone position. Then place the toy a little further away and let the baby roll over for a week.
When he completes a series of continuous turning movements, the parents can put the toy further and gently push the baby’s shoulders and hips to help him get the toy after several weeks of continuous turning. After repeated training, the baby will turn on their own to pick up the beloved toy.
Pay attention while helping your baby practice continuous turning
- When the baby turns over, he will raise his head to prevent his head from touching the ground for self-protection. Moms and dads should pay attention to clearing the obstacles in the baby’s turning process to avoid touching the baby’s head. If his head is not raised high enough, mom and dad can hold it with their hands.
- After the baby learns to roll over continuously, the parents should strengthen the care, such as adding fences to the bed to prevent the baby from rolling over and falling under the bed. In order to avoid falling accidents, it is better to put him on a crawling mat to practice, which is safer.
Remember to keep your baby turning continuously
Practising continuous turning for your baby will have a lot of benefits for him in the future. Some professional training institutions still allow children to practice continuous turning when they are 1-3 years old or even after elementary school.
When the baby is half a year old, many mothers will start to care about the baby’s ability to sit alone, crawling, and walking ability, and consider continuous turning over as a dangerous action that may cause the baby to fall, and rarely allow the baby to practice. In fact, continuous turning over requires the baby’s precise control. Mothers should often let the baby practice.