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If your daughter doesn't want to stay on her tummy then she's not going to, it's simple as that and there's not a thing you can do about it. Once babies learn to roll around it's up to them. All you can do is make it a safe environment with lots of good things to play with then let them get on with it. As for why she doesn't want to be on her tummy who ...


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I used to work in a preschool, and kids learn to swing at different ages, though most typically at 4-5 years. You can demonstrate the two positions of their feet while stationary (since it makes you dizzy): "kick" means to kick both your feet forward and "back" means to kick both your feet back underneath you. As you push them in the swing, you tell them ...


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Definitely see your doctor if possible. At 8 years of age some of these seem to be a concern. There's not enough information to really know whats going on. It could be an allergy or allergies, an illness, a form of hyper-sensitivity, or simply his personality. Here is a group of documents curated by the US National Institutes for Health that will give you ...


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We do some practice rolls with our 4 month-er. This is simply a matter of putting her on her back (or front) and rolling her over by pulling her arm and leg or pushing her bottom, while avoiding that she gets her arm tangled in the process. She still cannot roll, but she certainly tries to and she also uses her attempts to roll as a way of moving (very ...


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You'll want to have your child assessed by an Occupational Therapist. If you're located in the United States Public Law 94-142 (IDEA) ensures that your child has access to special education if he qualifies. Speak to your child's school about your concerns.


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As a follow-up, my child was eventually diagnosed with low muscle tone in her legs at 12 months. Her hypotonia causes her hips to be too flexible. So moving her legs requires extra effort compared to someone wtih low tone, and where most toddlers have wobbly ankles she has both wobbly ankles and wobbly hips. She also has a reluctance to engage her core, ...


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I helped both my kids practice rolling over. I'm sure they would have learned on their own anyway, but maybe it helped them do it a few days earlier. In any case, getting in the habit of spending some "teaching time" with the child early can only be a good thing. We showed them how to move their limbs. Also we modelled it by rolling around ourselves. ...



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