How to Help a Baby Turn Over

newborn baby swaddled in striped blanket

When the older boys were super tiny, like just a very few months old, turning over suddenly became a huge goal for The Mercenary. No kidding, he struggled and flailed and howled until he did it. I was so surprised! He was way too young at the time. We laid him on his back again, and sure enough he did it again. This time I was able to videotape him (yes, we really did use video tape back then). Once he’d accomplished it, he didn’t try again for months.

I have no idea what he was doing.

All babies learn to roll over eventually, but there are times before they do it independently that you may need to turn them. There’s a safe way to do it, as the good folks at Howcast show you in this video.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who want to turn baby safely.

Image courtesy of Kyle and Kelly Adams via Creative Commons license, some rights reserved.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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