We were on vacation and my son didn’t have much tummy time. He also saw the chiropractor when we got back and now doesn’t seem strong enough to prop himself up on his stomach and suddenly also stopped rolling from stomach to back.
I’m worried that something is wrong with his arms, neck or back? When you hold him upright he holds his head strong still. Is something wrong with him, since he is losing abilitlies?
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5-Month-Baby Stopped Rolling Over – A Reason For Concern?
Regarding your son’s lack of interest to roll over and prop himself up on his stomach, my guess is that he is just heading over to new adventures!
If he didn’t have much tummy time on your vacation, then of course he might have weakened slightly, but I wouldn’t worry. If he holds his head steady and is happy, have good appetite and shows no signs of illness or other development issues, then just let him develop in his own pace.
I’ve seen several babies rolling over early and then lose interest for a while. Maybe they practice grabbing things, communicating, sitting or just exploring the world some other way.
Start with the tummy time again now when you are back home, and try doing it in a way he enjoys. Some babies endure the tummy time better if on their parent’s lap or on a pillow, so it is easier to lift the head and look around. A mirror or a smiling mom and dad in the same position on the floor may also help.
If you do continue to be worried, talk to your son’s doctor at the next health check-up.Enjoy your lovely son and don’t worry too much!
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