Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: JS | 2008/08/18

Q.

Baby not rolling over

My son is 6 months now and he has started to sit on his own now. I started putting him on his stomach from birth but he never liked it. He would complain but I would keep him in that possition for a little while before rolling him on his back.
His head control is very good and when on his stomach he pushes up his chest from the ground.
My concern is that he starts to scream as soon as he is on this tummy. He doesn' t like it now. Should I be concerned? I' m able to put him on his tummy when drying him after a bath but that is the only way. When I do it with playtime he gets very angry. Should I stop putting him on his tummy? I don' t want him to be so unhappy afterwards.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby is sitting at the correct age so his milstones appear to be normal.Many babies seem to skip rolling over and only do so later on. There is no good reason to stop putting your baby on his tummy for a while when you are drying him or for any other reason.

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