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