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How to Roll Over - Preferred side LEFT

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Does your baby have left positional plagiocephaly? This exercise shows you how to teach your baby to roll over and encourage using their right side.



The Wonderful World of Rolling Over: A Guide for Parents

What’s the Challenge? The Left Bias

Your little one might have a preference for looking to the left more often. While this might seem cute, it's essential to encourage them to use their other side to promote balanced development. Today, we focus on teaching your child to roll over to their right side.

The Age to Begin Rolling Over

Around the age of four months (or possibly a little later), your child is ready to start the journey of rolling over.

The Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Attract Attention: Use a toy to draw your child's attention to their right side.

  2. Hand Placement: Place one hand on top of your child's pelvis.

  3. The Leg Motion: Make sure the top leg goes over the bottom leg during the roll.

  4. Arm Position: The other arm should be moved forward; if not, help your child position it. The arm should lie forward at a right angle to the torso.

  5. The Roll: Apply slight downward pressure on the pelvis and pull towards the feet.

  6. Final Position: Your child should end up on their stomach, ideally resting well on their forearms and elbows for easy head lifting.

Quick Tips

  • If the arm doesn't move naturally during the roll, gently pull the shoulder to help bring it forward.

  • Always perform this exercise under supervision for safety reasons.

Benefits

Practicing the prone position is not just for the fun of it. It’s excellent for building strength and achieving good head balance.


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