Q My six­month-old son hasn’t learnt to roll over yet. What can I do to help him?

Mother & Baby (UK) - - HERE TO HELP -

Meg Bel­more, Not­ting­hamshire

Be­fore your son can start to roll him­self over, his neck and arm mus­cles need to be strong enough. Tummy time – putting him on his front while he’s awake, on a blan­ket on the floor, or on your chest, lap or arms – is a great way to develop these mus­cles, and you’re likely to see him do­ing mini push-ups be­fore he be­gins to roll. An­other way to strengthen those arm and neck mus­cles is to give your son in­ter­est­ing toys to look at and reach for dur­ing tummy time. High-con­trast pat­terns will catch his at­ten­tion, and he’ll love bat­ting at toys to cause a re­ac­tion, such as a noisy toy or a mir­ror re­flect­ing light.

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