A workshop for parents: how to teach a child how to turn over
The question "How to teach a child how to turn over?"worries many parents of babies, especially if it's their first-born." Parents often feel more relaxed about the development of the second child-there is already some experience and knowledge, respectively, of anxieties and unrest less. "How do you teach a child to roll over on the stomach?" - ask moms (and sometimes and fathers) at the pediatrician and at other parents on the baby forum and on the playground.Well, they waited, on the belly the child has already learned how to turn around.The questions do not end there.How to teach the child to roll over on his back?
Motor activity - the basis for the development of the baby
From the very birth the child learns the world, learnsall new. At the beginning of life, the cognition of the world around the child is closely related to his physical abilities. In addition, at an early age, physical activity is inextricably linked with mental development.
In what order do the new skills usually appear?
Young parents often worry that their childstill does not sit or turn over, or is not crawling yet. Pediatrician "fall asleep" with questions: how to teach the child to crawl, how to teach the child to roll over, etc. Often the pediatrician answers that the child is still small enough for these movements. We'll figure out how everything goes in order.
A child grows up and develops up to a year very quickly. In a newborn baby, the muscles are still very weak to hold the head and lift it. But after a couple of months, the baby's neck muscles become stronger and it can easily lift and hold the head in this position for a while. Next, the child seeks to lift the shoulders and chest, thereby training the appropriate muscles. And the next move that the baby learns to do is turn from lying on the back to the tummy and vice versa. Then the carapus tries to sit on his own, then learn to crawl and by 12-18 months the healthy child is already confidently walking without support.
How to teach a child to roll over?
But it happens that some movement is notit turns out that the child has no desire to fulfill it. Often the desire is precisely why not, which did not happen at once - in spite of the fact that the child is very small, he already has a character from birth. And children, as well as adults, are different: some persistently go to their goal, while others will try a couple of times and, having failed, immediately stop trying. You can try to interest the child with a bright toy - show the toy and put it next to the child so that it can be considered in more detail and take it only after the coup.
It also happens that the crumb already confidently raisesand holds the head, it's time for him to turn over, and he is still lying and looking at the ceiling. If the child is physically sufficiently developed for his age (it is possible to assess the district pediatrician), then it is possible that he is just a quiet dreamer or he simply can not carry out this movement. In both cases, the parents should help the baby.
You can help the kid in the following way: with the help of massage and special physical exercises. It's good, if the massage is performed by a qualified skilled masseur. Some massage movements can also be performed by parents - kneading the back and knobs is simple, the main thing at the same time is to use a children's cream or a special baby oil for massage. You do not need to rub the skin, but to massage the muscles themselves, having first groped them with stroking movements. Passive training of muscles with the help of massage is as useful as active physical exercises.
Physical education for the youngest
From physical exercises that can helpteach the child to roll on the belly, it is very popular and easy to do this: put the child on the back on a hard surface (on a soft surface, crumbs will be inconvenient and difficult to perform the exercise, also pay attention to the baby's clothes - it should be free, do not restrain movements) , with one hand to hold the leg of the child in the ankle, and with the second hand, gently take the other leg of the child, slightly bend in the knee, turn to the side and rest the child's leg lightly on the surface. In response, the child will try to turn around with his whole body and turn on his tummy. After this, the same exercise should be done with the other leg, thereby helping the child to turn over the other side.
Other exercises to help children in mastering this type of movements can be learned from the relevant literature or in the children's polyclinic.
For a child who already knows how to turn overOn the tummy and / or on the back should be watched especially carefully, in any case not leave it unattended on a bed, sofa or changing table, because the crumb can roll over and fall.
It should also not be assumed that if a childage 2 or more months is not yet able to turn over, then he does not need so much attention. The fact is that a developed kid of this age can at any moment try to turn over on the back or tummy. And, again, may result in a fall from a height (for babies even dangerous fall from a low height, since they do not know how to properly fall, and because of this, in the fall can get as a head injury or any injury - hands, feet and other).