How to teach a child to roll: the first achievements of the kid

December 20, 2012

 how to teach a child to roll
 A child is born completely helpless, and it is not surprising that parents watching with bated breath for his development. In particular, many people are interested in the question of how to teach a child to roll from back to stomach. Usually, kids learn this technique to three to five months, but if the baby to six months and did not learn to roll from his back to his stomach, he can and should help.

 How to teach a child to roll: the first achievements of the kid

Do not panic

If the child can not learn the turning from back to stomach, it will certainly need to inform the pediatrician during a routine inspection. The doctor should examine the child and may appoint additional research is needed to eliminate the possibility of disease, anyway limiting the mobility of the child. However, it should be noted that, as a rule, the inability to roll over is not related to any disease.

The pace of development of each individual baby. Pediatricians know that some children learn to roll from his back to his stomach in three months, while others are only half a year. It depends not only on the height and weight of the baby, but also by his temperament and character: the more active the children learn different movements earlier, quieter develop slowly, gradually. Therefore, do not worry ahead of time, if the child does not get to roll. It will take a month or two, your baby will get stronger muscles, and it will be easy to spin in the crib. Parents can always help your child learn to roll over - for this there is a lot of special exercises.

Some children are given such training is not easy: the weeks before their efforts will finally success. Others learn turning instantly. So the kids have to do very carefully, not for a moment leaving them unattended on the changing table Changing table - facilitate the care of the baby  Changing table - facilitate the care of the baby
   or bed without skirting: cases in which babies unexpectedly mastered turning his back on his stomach, rolled to the edge of the surface and fell quite common. To trouble does not happen, you should always hold the baby when you want to turn away from it, even for a few seconds.

 How to teach a child to roll: the first achievements of the kid

How to help your child

Lying on your stomach is very useful for children: an infant learns to barely hold his head, it should be spread as much as possible on his tummy. In this position, the child not only trains the muscles of the whole body, but also knows the world. This situation is a serious burden for the fragile muscles, and very young children do not really like to lie on the tummy, but over time they begin to like it, and they try to roll over. However, it turns out the first attempt is not all.

How to teach a child to roll over? It is best to do it during the daily massage .  This massage is absolutely pediatricians strongly recommend that all children .  Gently stroking the baby's skin, adult help to improve his circulation and muscle development .  In addition, massage helps to align and harmonize muscle tone, which is very important for babies .  A complete massage special exercises, it is desirable, for example, a few times to lift the handle and dilute the child several times to bend and straighten his legs, gently take the baby for heels and simulate cycling .  All these exercises can strengthen muscles, preparing them including to overturn .  Massages and exercises are most conveniently on the table, covered with a blanket and laid by the top disposable diapers, at a comfortable room temperature .  As a rule, the crumbs are very fond of massage and gymnastics, especially if these procedures are interesting to do for a child .  Even very young children are trying to roll over on his side, he watched a beautiful rattle later they attempt to grab the toy and change the position that it is better to see .

Exercise for the coup from the back to tummy is quite simple. Feet baby lying on his back, you need to gently grab the knee bend, put the other leg to knee touched the surface of the table, and gently hold. Lying so very uncomfortable, and the child will tend to adopt a more comfortable position. For this, he will turn on his stomach. Parents can help the baby to release the handle, which remained at the bottom - the next time the child will understand how this can be done. These exercises should be done on both sides, so that the child developed harmoniously. However, if the baby prefers to roll only in one direction, there is nothing to worry about.

Another effective way to teach a child to roll - to interest him in something. If the baby lying on his back hard to see a bright new toy, he will seek to overturn itself. Noticing that the child is attempting to roll over, the adults can gently help him. Do not get too carried away such assistance: the child should feel some back muscles need to stretch to tip over.

Often children learning to roll over from back to stomach, can not return to its original position, and when they get tired muscles begin to cry. If the baby does not turn out to roll back a couple of weeks after the development of a coup from the back to the abdomen should move on to the next exercise - learn to roll over from stomach to back. To help the crumbs to turn over, you can give it to cling to your finger. You can also expand your pelvis gently baby lying on his stomach, so he turned in the same direction as the body. To do this, carefully push the kid in the right direction. To flip it easier crumbs, lightly press it better handle the body. As a rule, children quickly learn this revolution: it is enough just a few of these exercises, and then the child will change the position of their own will.

Maria Bykov

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  • child development

Pacifiers: to use or not?

December 29, 2011

  • Pacifiers: to use or not?
  • Pros and Cons of use

 In young children, there is a strong need to suck. Even in the womb babies suck their fingers. There are different opinions about the use of pacifiers, but most parents are wondering, does the continued use of pacifiers or bottles on speech development?

 Pacifiers: to use or not?

Impact Dummy on development of the child

Studies have shown that the use of pacifiers by children under two years significantly increases the risk of ear infections. It is also noted that if a child until the age of two, twice a year or more frequently bore an ear infection, his speech development, as well as the ability to perceive information on hearing, can deviate from the norm.

Prolonged use of pacifiers can also lead to distortion of the teeth. In young children, the palate still developing, and with it the position of teeth is formed. If the pacifier or bottle nipple is often in contact with air, it can lead to the formation of a high narrow palate. Language - the strongest muscle, and that he normally makes the formation of the sky. Narrow sky usually prevents normal swallow and speak properly.

Bottle feeding can have psychological consequences. In particular, decreased trust of the child to the parents; the child is difficult to cope with their emotions Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code  Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code
 . The nipple is not a substitute for the child contact with the person. If you notice that when he heard a baby crying, will automatically look for a pacifier, not taking the baby in her arms - throw away the silicon simulation. At least until then, until you learn to calm the child alone.

"Plugging" mouth pacifier often required can cause the baby later begin to talk, and his speech would not be enough expressive. The child may decide that it is more convenient to point to the right things and to communicate with the world of gestures - he used to not disclose the mouth because of the nipples.

Of course, sometimes the nipple pacifier and very, very helpful. But there is no data that would say that their continued use brings at least some benefit.

 Pacifiers: to use or not?

When to wean the baby from the teats and pacifiers?

Most doctors believe that it should be done as soon as the child learns to hold in their hands the cup and begin to eat solid food. This typically occurs at the age of twelve and eighteen months.

At the age of about two years of age and older children appear quite persistent habits and personal desires, and to force them to abandon them can be quite difficult. It is best to avoid that non-nutritive sucking has become a habit.

To wean the child from the pacifier, put him to bed, avoid using pacifiers. He should be able to sleep without it. Instead pacifiers he may have a favorite pillow or blanket that will make the bed an attractive place for him and will be able to calm him down and set up on holiday. Do not allow your child to walk and play with a pacifier in his mouth. If he breaks your ban, do not yell at him, but explained that he was very disappointed you. So you will achieve more and earn the respect of his child.

Instead, bottle feed the baby from a plate. He is pleased that he now eats "like adults" and, most likely, he will be happy to give up the pacifier.

Some children begin to speak relatively late. Do not worry, this is quite normal. However, there is something that should cause you concern:

  • The lack of coherent speech to two years
  • The child makes a very high or nasal sounds
  • When trying to talk to the child's dark look
  • He obviously does not pay attention when talking to him and / or look at him
  • The constant repetition of the speech of adults without any variations, changes in it "on my own"

If you notice any of these signs as soon as possible, talk to your doctor.