thread: Not sure if this is a bragging point or a worry :p

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2013

    Not sure if this is a bragging point or a worry :p

    Hey there, I'm not entirely sure what to think about this situation. My little boy has always been super active, able to hold his head up and turn it side to side since about six hours after birth, much to he amazement of the midwives but he's just turned six weeks today and much to my horror has become quite adept at rolling himself over hen he's in his cloth nappies which I assume is because they're a little bulkier. I'm wondering if this is a common occurance with mums who cloth since his great grandmother is determined that he will hurt his back being so young

  2. #2

    Dec 2007
    Hork-Bajir Valley

    Rolling is a normal part of bub development. Just ensure he is safe (eg cant roll under something) and he should be fine

  3. #3
    Senior Moderator

    Nov 2004

    My younger DS was rolling from 5 days old. Hasn't stopped him Doing anything.

  4. #4
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011

    He won't hurt his back. He might just be advanced with some physical / motor skills. Clever little boy! As TT40 said, just keep him safe and he'll be fine. DD was an over achiever with that type of thing too- holding her head up in the hospital and rolled over early... Then crawled early, climbed early, walked early!

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Sep 2005
    In the middle of nowhere

    DD1 rolled at about that age and she wasn't in cloth nappies until a few months after that. Some kids just can.

  6. #6
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2013

    Thanks guys, I was worried about him hurting his back and potentially having to switch to disposables so he didn't have the bulk to give him that extra leverage to help him roll. Now Im just worried about the mischief hell get into much sooner than I expected

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2008

    I have one of these. She is now 8 months and right into the mischief. Especially cords.

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2008
    summer street

    I always assumed cloth nappies stopped dd from rolling and crawling earlier because of the bulk. Dunno. Kids do it all in their own time.