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Infant not rolling, active and energetic. Is the baby fine?

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My kid has not rolled over yet. She is active and energetic. Want to make sure if she is fine.

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Growth and Development in Children
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
Rolling over is a gross motor milestone of babies & the usual age for its development are as follows,
Rolling front to back 4 months to 6 months ...
Rolling back to front 5 months to 7 months ...

Remember all babies achieve their milestones at different paces and there is no exact cutoffs for labelling them as delayed.As of now your baby is just 4.5 months and has plenty of time for developing this milestone.
So please do not worry at all, your child is normal and she might soon develop rolling over in the coming months.
You may help her achieve it early by encouraging her to play while lying on her tummy.(tummy time).Also encouraging the baby by holding toys above and beyond their reach, make them to attempt the roll over to grab them .
I would advise you to relax and let your baby gradually go through her development, and you will soon be proud of her accomplishments.
Hope that answers your query
Wishing her good health.

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