Baby and sitting up

Lord, Make Me a Saint: April 2010

To sit Learn to sit gives your child a new perspective on the world. Once the muscles in his back and his neck is strong enough to stand up straight and he understood where to put his legs to prevent tipping, it will not take him long to get to the four-legged , get standing and walking.
At what age does baby begins to sit up? Most children learn to sit unassisted at almost the same time they get to turn around and face them . Muscles they need to develop gradually from birth and eventually be strong enough between 4 and 7 months. To 8 months, 90% of babies know sit without support.
How baby he began to sit up? Even if you can put your child in a sitting position on his first day, he can not really sit alone than when mastered the control of his head . From 4 months, the muscles of the head and neck reinforce quickly and baby learns to lift and hold his head up when lying on your stomach. Then he will discover how to build on his arms to lift her chest off the floor, as if it were mini-pumps. At five months, he will be able to sit momentarily without assistance, although it will take you to stay next to him and surround yourself with cushions in case he falls.

Soon, he will maintain his balance when seated, leaning and relying on one hand. At seven months, he will be able to sit up without support (freeing his hands to explore) and learn to turn to catch the object he wants. At this point, it will arrive perhaps move from lying to sitting position pushing his arms. At eight months, he will sit well alone.

The next step Once he discovered that making a lunge forward it can go from sitting to a balanced position on his hands and knees, your baby is ready for fours expertise that most children master completely one year. It includes how to move forward on all fours in front or back to 6 or 7 months. Once this hurdle crossed, babies become mobile and very curious, so make sure you have already secured home.

Most pediatricians recommend waiting that your child knows to sit with minimal support to start giving him the
solid food .

Your role You can help your child to sit by encouraging them to play face against the ground and asking him to look up. Lift her head and chest to see her toys or your face will help strengthen the muscles of his neck and develop holding his head, needed to sit down. To be sure he heard and track well, you can use a colorful musical toy.

Once your baby will know how to sit, put toys and other intriguing objects just out of reach. They will hold his attention so that he learns to keep his balance with one arm. As always, and especially when he learns to sit, stay right next to him in case he falls or would like to show his talent.

When to worry? If your baby is not able to hold his head up and his chest pressing her arms at 6 months, talk to your doctor at the next visit. Babies do not develop their skills at the same pace. Some are faster than others. However, holding the head is essential to know sit alone and make all fours, sit and walk. Remember that premature babies will perhaps more time than others to take this step.

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