2 Months Old Already On His Stomach. What Dangerous?

In the afternoon, my 45-year-old son has started to learn to lean like a stomach. and now he is 2 months old already on his stomach but still cannot fix his hand’s position, is it dangerous for a 2-month-old child on his stomach.

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In general, babies will begin to learn to roll from the prone position to the supine position at the age of 3-6 months (the average baby can do this at the age of 4 months), and learn to roll from the supine position to the prone position at the age of 4-7 months (average baby can do this at 5 months of age). It is very possible that the baby can maneuver rolling at a younger age (1-2 months), but usually this happens accidentally (the baby is moving, trying to lift the body, but not accidentally rolled). This condition is not dangerous at all for babies. Even if that condition happens intentionally (meaning your baby can indeed roll over by himself at the age of 2 months), it is also not dangerous for the baby.

Basically positioning the baby in a prone position for several minutes (or commonly called tummy time) has been suggested to be done since the baby is born. Prone position is very good to help the development of the muscles of the baby's upper body and is very important for infant motor development. However, you MUST always watch the baby if you are positioning the baby in a prone position (or if the baby is intentionally or unintentionally rolled over on his stomach). This is especially true for young babies who have not been able to lift their heads firmly. You also CANNOT put the baby to sleep in the prone position. Babies must sleep on their backs on a bed that is hard enough and there should be no other soft items in the crib. This is to ensure the safety of your baby's sleep and prevent the baby from the risk of SIDS (sudden death syndrome in infants).

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