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#1 Minnie80

Posted 11 August 2019 - 07:37 PM

Hi

My daughter just had her six month check up. And the doctor seemed concerned that she doesn't roll at all. However, he seemed pleased that she sits really well. He told me that sitting is actually superior to rolling in terms of milestones and it's a good sign that she is able to do it. He wrote her some calcium and vitamin  D anyway.
My son has ASD and I remember that the first delay was with rolling :( But he also didn't sit until 8.5 months. Also, he never tried to roll. My daughter spent a whole month on her side trying to propel herself forward and then gave up and moved to sitting.
I still feel a bit sick in the stomach after hearing the word "delay." I am so sick of that word!
But the doctor did mention that some kids skip certain milestones and move to something else if they feel it's not important. Is that true? Can you just skip rolling?

#2 EmmDasher

Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:09 PM

My second child was sitting by 4.5m and from that point spent a lot of time sitting. She didn’t roll until 8.5m and it was really she rolled once or twice and was then crawling. She was perfectly capable IMO but just chose not to and didn’t really need to. She is not delayed at all and is in fact quite physically capable. Who knows what she did in bed at night when I wasn’t watching. She was probably rolling all over the cot 😊

Edited by EmmDasher, 11 August 2019 - 08:11 PM.


#3 Clementinerose

Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:12 PM

My daughter is 8 months, has never rolled but sits really well and has started pulling herself up on furniture and will walk holding our hands. She makes no attempt to crawl. Nobody has told me she is delayed. Definitely seek medical opinion if your worried but not rolling is not always an indication of something bigger

#4 afterlaughter

Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:22 PM

My friend placed her son sitting whenever he was on the floor from 5 months on, he never rolled because he was never lying down on ground to practice. He became a bum shuffler from about 9 months and walker at 16 months but now at 20 months you would never know he didn’t roll.

#5 TheGreenSheep

Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:31 PM

Rolling isn’t a milestone. It’s a nice to have ;)

#6 Future-self

Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:00 PM

DD didn’t roll (where we could see her) until after she could sit and pretty much crawl and so barely did it at all. I assumed it was because she was super chubby and it was simply too much weight in the thighs alone to flip them over...



#7 Babetty

Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:14 PM

DS rolled twice (that I saw!). That was it. Like your DD he was early at sitting - he was happy sitting up so I wonder if that "lessened" his need to roll. He was a bit late crawling .... And now he's a happy, healthy, bright & active 10 year old!

#8 RynandStompy

Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:14 PM

DD only figured out how to roll one way. She would roll one way then find herself by a wall and stuck. So funny!

She was good at sitting though and had good core strength. Crawled at usual stage, walked unaided from 14mths. Didn't do much of that pre walk stage when they walk but lean on couch etc. She skipped that. I guess some kids do all those stages and some kids skip a couple?


#9 PrincessPeach

Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:22 PM

One of my nephews didnt roll.

He took his first steps the day before he turned 8 months old & hasnt stopped since.

Edited by PrincessPeach, 13 August 2019 - 03:58 PM.


#10 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:42 PM

I seem to recall a friends baby had trouble rolling because he was very chubby. It makes it harder for them. But he was able to do it eventually.

#11 gracie1978

Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:57 PM

My baby was delayed for so many things.
Part of it was fatness, however as a 4yo he also has low muscle tone.

If you can remember just keep a note of this in your baby book.
Hopefully it's not a sign of anything, but if it is, it'll be good info for your paed or OT to have in a couple of years time.

#12 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:37 PM

I think some babies skip things for various reasons. DD walked before she could sit, because why would you sit when you can move? It’s still her personality. Her little brother sat early because he wanted to watch her. So it’s probably nothing to worry about it but I can understand why you might.

#13 Minnie80

Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:39 PM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 11 August 2019 - 10:37 PM, said:

I think some babies skip things for various reasons. DD walked before she could sit, because why would you sit when you can move? It’s still her personality. Her little brother sat early because he wanted to watch her. So it’s probably nothing to worry about it but I can understand why you might.

Lol so what would she do when she was done with walking? Throw herself on the floor?

#14 Allegra99

Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:40 PM

My 4 year old never rolled. When she was playing once at about 18 months she was rolling around on the ground, and I remember thinking she finally hit that milestone!
All other milestones (sitting, crawling, walking) were met

Edited by Allegra99, 11 August 2019 - 10:41 PM.


#15 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:01 PM

View PostMinnie80, on 11 August 2019 - 10:39 PM, said:



Lol so what would she do when she was done with walking? Throw herself on the floor?

She never ever stopped! She probably made me pick her up :lol: I actually couldn’t tell for a long time if she could sit or not, I’d put her down in sitting position and she’d just move to crawling or would get up and walk.

#16 MooGuru

Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:41 PM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 11 August 2019 - 10:37 PM, said:

I think some babies skip things for various reasons. DD walked before she could sit, because why would you sit when you can move? It’s still her personality. Her little brother sat early because he wanted to watch her. So it’s probably nothing to worry about it but I can understand why you might.

DS did the same! Could walk well before he sit.

#17 WTFancie shmancie

Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:42 PM

DD didn't roll until 10-11 months.

She barely bothered crawling but started walking at 13 months.

#18 Fizgig

Posted 12 August 2019 - 12:38 AM

DD1, who was super chubby, rolled once each way and was done with it. Sitting by 5 months, crawling 8 months, walking 11 months. She didn’t really roll until a toddler. It was an absolute god-send. It meant that I could step away with her on the change table and grab something because she wasn’t going to roll off. I don’t think rolling means much in the larger scheme of things, certainly my MCHN was never bothered. I also recall that the first baby to roll in our mother’s group (3 months) was the very last to walk (19 months).

#19 AliasMater

Posted 12 August 2019 - 12:55 AM

I'd get it checked out. My 10 month old doesn't roll but sits fine. We are seeing paeds and physio. We've been told rolling is more important and requires the development of important muscle groups. Our "homework" is less sitting and more encouragement of rolling and tummy time, which will help with other skills like lay to sit and build core and lower strength.

#20 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 August 2019 - 05:06 PM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 11 August 2019 - 10:37 PM, said:

I think some babies skip things for various reasons. DD walked before she could sit, because why would you sit when you can move? It’s still her personality. Her little brother sat early because he wanted to watch her. So it’s probably nothing to worry about it but I can understand why you might.

One of my nephews was the same - he was walking at 8 months, took a good few weeks before he could sit, he used to find somewhere soft to plonk himself back down. I remember it vivdly bevause my eldest is 4 months older than him & they both took off the same day as we were at the grandparents together.

#21 LittleMissPink

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:46 AM

Tummy time and rolling are important for developing trunk strength.

You need trunk strength for more than just sitting, its the start of developing loads of things. Remember babies are supposed to develop head down and trunk out.

So, head control before shoulders, then trunk, then hips, legs and feet.

Trunk leads to shoulders, arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, fingers. If they dont do this then they will suffer later with poor fine motor and pencil control and writing skills.

OT's specialise in getting those kids with lower trunk control and poor fine motor to develop those skills- but why would you pay for an OT if you can start the process at home while they are a baby.

Encourage the rolling, tummy play, commando crawling, crawling, hanging, etc now, while your baby is young.

#22 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:01 AM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 11 August 2019 - 11:01 PM, said:

She never ever stopped! She probably made me pick her up Posted Image I actually couldn’t tell for a long time if she could sit or not, I’d put her down in sitting position and she’d just move to crawling or would get up and walk.

My girls were similar. They crawled at 6 months but didnt sit for a long time after that because who wants to sit still when you can get into stuff?

Edited by WannabeMasterchef, 13 August 2019 - 10:02 AM.


#23 MoreCoffeePlease

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:13 AM

My girls were both early sitters and fairly chunky so nice and stable but took longer to roll and didnt like rolling much. The older one didnt crawl till nearly 11months and walked at 15 months. the younger one is 9 months and almost crawling now but has stopped rolling unless she is on my bed

No one ever said it was an issue for us?

#24 mayahlb

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:43 AM

My youngest didn't figure out how to roll until he was 8 months. He could get to sitting from tummy time (around 6 months) but didn't really roll. He did lots of tummy time. But he figured out rolling and crawling the same day at 8 months old.

The youngest figured out rolling at 4 months and then crawling two days later. Sitting wasn't That kid could move and I remember wishing he had waited until he was the same age as his brother, because once he could move he got into all sorts of mischief and I was totally not prepared for it. He sat around 5.5 months.

#25 Soontobegran

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:59 AM

http://babyscience.i...able-milestone/



Your baby is not delayed at 6 months Minnie.

Is this the usual doctor you have seen for both your babies?  I am not sure what he/she means that sitting is more important and why the Calcium and Vit D? If she is on formula she will be getting what she needs and extras are just superfluous.




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