Baby development: turning around – from the belly to the back and vice versa. From right to left and from left to right. With greater control of head movements and strengthening of the neck muscles, your baby will learn to turn back and forth. Some babies learn to spin around in parallel with sitting learning.
Get the hang of it
By lifting the head in the prone position and the often following mini-push-ups, babies in the first three to four months, the most important prerequisites to turn from the stomach to the back. The first twists are often surprising and random.
Babies can perfect the turning around in the following months so that they move purposefully from one place to another. However, this is not always the case. Few let the milestone of turning in favor of the seal or instant crawling also complete.
As a result, do not worry too much about turning your baby. As it continues to acquire new abilities, it will most likely develop well.In case of uncertainty, it is always advisable to ask the pediatrician or the midwife for advice. It may also be useful to consult an osteopath accompanied by motor development regularly.
How to playfully create torques
Put your baby on the stomach to play because this position plays an important role in strengthening the arm, abdominal and back muscles. Some babies do not like this position very much because it is more exhausting than the supine position. So they often learn after some protest very quickly to turn back on their backs. If you turn your baby upside down in such a situation and it immediately turns back on its back, you have probably discovered a game that can be a lot of fun.
If your baby is badly prone to being in the prone position, it is best to support it by lying next to it, placing your forearm under his ribcage and placing your other hand on his lower back. This will make it easier for your baby to hold on to this unfamiliar position.
Also, placing it on a small physioball can help your baby to maintain a prone position better and strengthen his muscles. Make sure that his feet touch the ground, and you hold it with both hands on the hull. You can gently rock it back and forth.
You can also spur your baby to turn from supine to supine by luring it with an interesting object or its favorite toy. Show him the toy and then position it in sight but out of reach, so your baby has to turn to grasp it.
This motivation also works well in the supine position. Show him the toy and then place it next to your baby. You can help with the rotation by placing your baby’s left leg over his right when turning to the right and vice versa.
Remember, as soon as your baby succeeds; you should show him your pleasure. This gives your little one confirmation and security. It also takes fears that can bring such an initially unfamiliar body movement and perspective with it.
Also, keep in mind that your baby will try and apply the newly learned skills even outside of playful situations. Therefore, never leave your child unattended in elevated positions, such as the changing mat. Dropping furniture is one of the most common emergency situations for babies under the age of one.
In particular, in babies older than half a year, a strong urge to move may cause the winding and put on the changing tray can be very tiring. Simply place the changing mat on the floor for better safety, until your little one reacts a little more quietly while winding.