Pediatrician Questions Child growth

My daughter is 5 months old and only just turned over now. Should I be worried?

My daughter is 5 months old and she has not turned till now. Should I be worried?

2 Answers

Since we’ve been having babies sleep on their backs to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, rolling over has moved from a four month old skill to a 5 month old skill. If she’s reaching for objects, watching you walk across the room, cooing laughing and squealing, and likes to stand in your lap, she’s right on track for her development. Please read to her every day!
Is she babbling and reaching for objects? Are her muscles weak? Most babies turn over at 4 months. Some are later if they don't get tummy time or if they were premature. It would be a good idea to get a developmental assessment by her pediatrician.