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two things I need your help with... my daughter is 6 months and she doesn't roll over consistently. She is doing awesome with creeping backwards, rocking on all fours, sitting up, and feeding herself. But she doesnt roll over!!! anyway to support this? Also, number 2- when do babies start finger foods like cheerios??? Thanks girls!

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on Dec. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • According to Baby 411:
    "It is easier to roll from tummy to back, than from back to tummy. Babies of our generation spend significantly less time on their tummies because of the "Back to Sleep" campaign... As a result, babies these days often master rolling over about the same time as sitting up (or skip rolling over entirely)."

    I wouldn't worry about it for now.

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:29 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • I don't think it's a big deal at all that she doesn't roll over consistently. It could simply be that she is content however you lay her down, especially if her other motor skills are progressing, which it sounds like they are. As far as finger foods, I think my first son was somewhere around 6 1/2 months when he started finger foods. I waited until he could sit up on his own. He is 8 now though so it could have been a little later than I remember.

    Answer by kitten_shuga at 9:32 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • ok your baby is doing good..mine is 6 months he can roll over, do crunches like he i trying to sit up, but he can't rock on all fours or feed himself. finger foods normally start 9-10 months & the baby has to be able to sit up.

    Answer by maiahlynn at 9:32 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:47 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • My 6 month old was rolling over on her own at 2 months. I don't know... perhaps you should mention this to a doctor and see what they think, if it's a problem or something. It probably isn't, but it might put your mind at ease.

    Answer by Anatole at 12:50 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • If she does not get enough tummy-time, her muscles may not be developed enough to roll over.

    I would hold off on cheerios; they do contain wheat, which is an allergy trigger food. A better choice is puffed brown rice.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:20 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

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