Physical/Motor Development – Sitting on his own
There are 3 ways to help your baby to practice sitting alone:
1. Sitting practice
Let the baby lie on his back and pad the baby’s upper body with a pillow. The mother sits opposite the baby, grasps the baby’s hands tightly, slowly pulls the baby into a sitting position, and raises his head along the shoulders, then puts her baby back gently. After the baby gets used to this action, you can let the baby sit up for a little longer. If the baby’s head is tilted back when sitting, it means that his neck muscles are not strong enough, and it is not suitable for sit-up exercises. You can let the baby practice more prone and head-up exercises, and then strengthen the baby’s neck muscles.
2. Practice sitting with support
Make your baby sit up against soft objects such as pillows, quilts and cushions. Babies like to sit as they can look farther than lying down and they can play with toys at the same time. When a baby sits, both legs will kick and kick, the centre of gravity shifts to the left and right, and the body falls to one side. Therefore, the mother should take care of the baby and the mother should not leave the baby alone.
3. Practice sitting alone
After your baby is proficient in sitting, you can put a few toys in front of your baby and let them play with them. The baby will leave the cushion if he wants to take the toy. His body will lean forward as his head is heavy and he will need to support it with his hands. This state lasts for a while, and when the baby’s neck can fully support the weight of the head, he can remain sitting up alone.