The development of a child up to one year old occurs in stages. A very important period in the life of a baby is the time when he begins to learn to sit. At what age does the baby start sitting? This question is very relevant for the parents of the crumbs, they always want to speed up this process. But we must remember that any haste may lead to injuries of the spine of the baby. Even doctors recommend not rushing to this. To sit is to adopt a new posture. And this should happen naturally, without unnecessary stress and the use of any aids, for example, walkers. If the child himself is not ready for this, why force him?
At what age does a child start sitting?
Many parents are constantly interested in their doctor when an infant begins to sit? This happens when the body is ready to change the position of the body. Of course, you can teach your baby to sit earlier, but it will not benefit from his health.
The physiology of the spine is such that it does not have bends in newborns. They appear in the process of growth of the baby. The appearance of cervical bending is detected in two months. It can be immediately understood: the baby holds the head. But when he starts to sit down, there is a chest curvature of the spine. And only after a year, when the crumb begins to learn to walk, the lumbar curve will also increase.
At what age does the baby start sitting? Already by six months the baby is experiencing this need, he wants to look at the world and play in a sitting position. By this time, the muscles along the spine, thorax, and abdominal muscles are fairly well formed. The back of the child is already kept straight, without additional supports. This is the time when you definitely need to teach your baby to sit.
When the child does not sit down himself, what to do?
It happens like this: a child is already six months old, and he doesn’t even try to sit down himself. If during the examination no serious diseases are found in the baby, then the parents do not pay enough attention to the development of their children: they do not massage or do physical exercises with it. As a result, the baby gains excess weight, the tissues become loose. Consult a doctor. He will recommend:
- complex physical therapy;
- explain how to properly do gymnastics and massage;
- will adjust the baby’s nutrition.
A child can be taught to sit. How to do it?
If your baby is already six months old or more, he is completely healthy, but does not know how to sit, the question arises: "When will the baby sit?" The baby just needs help. He must hold the back himself, it is unacceptable to use pillows as a support. Any gadgets will form the child’s wrong posture, and he will slouch.
Learning start with the simplest. Sit the baby on your lap for a while. While playing, do him a massage and exercise. Then put the baby on a hard surface, not allowing him to fall. Each time gradually increase the time when the baby will sit. Amuse him, entertain, talk to him. You’ll see, after only 5-6 lessons, the panther will start to sit by himself.
Baby starts to sit. Exercises
- Put the child in a chair, which is adjustable. Slowly increase the amplitude from reclining to a sitting position.
- Take the baby in your arms, put it on your lap and play with it. It creates a kind of muscle corset.
- Every time a child is awake, give him the opportunity to grab hold of your fingers and pull yourself up.
- While taking a bath, give your baby a bathing circle, let it flutter in the water. It strengthens the muscles.
- Be sure to do a baby massage. It is better to entrust this procedure to a specialist. After this procedure, muscles relax, tone is removed, blood circulation improves.
Everything is not so difficult: love your child, take care of him, follow the most simple tips and recommendations – and your baby will start to sit by himself.
The kid learns to sit: when does this skill develop?
When does a baby start to sit by itself? As a rule, children learn this skill after they have learned to roll over and hold their heads. The child grows, his muscles develop and become strong by 4-7 months. What time should the child sit? About 90 percent of infants calmly and completely independently sit at eight months of age.
First, the baby lifts the head, then the chest, resting on the handles. He seems to be wrung out. Soon the child keeps his balance, leaning on his hands. And by 6-7 months he is already sitting without support, his hands are free, and he is interested in exploring the environment.
Easy to sit, harder to sit
Each baby is unique in its development. Many kids start to stand on their feet before they learn to sit down. This is because the tone of the muscles responsible for sitting is delayed in development compared to the muscles responsible for standing up.
At what age does the baby start sitting? When parents hold their 3-4 month old baby in their arms, he is already half sitting. Although many mothers are still afraid to sit down baby. It is impossible to do this artificially, but it is possible and even necessary to create conditions so that the crumb himself wants to be upright.
Put your baby in an uncomfortable position more often – he will try to roll himself over to take a comfortable position. He needs to learn to sit, then to do it all his life. Remember, a child needs to make tremendous efforts to comprehend this science. Help him!
Specially sit down child: harm or benefit?
If the baby is not yet six months old, a horizontal position is natural for the spine. It is quite another thing when the baby has sat down before the age of six months on its own. However, even in this case, he cannot be in a sitting position for more than an hour a day.
Artificially seated parents only harm their child. When he goes to school, where, willy-nilly, you have to sit a lot, there will be serious problems with the spine. So how much is the baby starting to sit? You can sit down and not sit down your baby thoroughly from the age of six months. The little one needs to be helped, and not forced to do what he is not physically ready for.
Exercises to strengthen the back muscles
When the baby is four months old, pediatricians will recommend special exercises to help him sit up on time. Follow them on the table with a hard surface.
- Stretch your arms for the child, he will grab them and will try to sit down. The baby is in an elevated state for some time, and then returns to its original position. So repeat several times.
- Put the baby on the tummy, lift it up, supporting under the breast and legs. It will rest, the back and buttocks will strain, the head will rise. Let the baby stay in this position for a few seconds.
When can I plant a girl?
Often parents ask: "When does a baby start sitting?" The girl, as a rule, lags behind the boy in physical development. This is understandable – the weaker sex. But in the mental – superior. Early to plant a girl can not, for that matter, and future men.
Subsequently, when the girl becomes a woman, she may have a bend of the uterus. Of course, this does not happen immediately. In the process of development of the baby and her organs ligaments are formed incorrectly, and over time deviations occur. Infertility may occur. And during childbirth problems with the pelvis. When does a baby start sitting? The girl is ready for this stage of development in six months.
When to plant a boy?
All parents who have a long-awaited heir born are tormented by the question of when the child begins to sit. Boys begin to learn this skill at 5.5 months, but they sit completely on their own at eight or nine months, like all babies. In the sitting position, the spine is under great strain. If you plant the baby early, it will lead to the curvature of the spine, and in the future to radiculitis.
Each child is individual and does not develop according to a pattern. Therefore, some babies, especially boys, begin to sit down at 4-5 months. But no matter how parents want to observe the achievements of their children, the child goes through several stages in his development. He will not be able to sit down until he learns to hold the head. Therefore, do not rush time – the baby learns everything, and you help him.
Follow all the tips, recommendations – and your baby will overcome obstacles: in time will sit, walk, talk.
How to understand that the child is ready to sit down?
All parents, without exception, are interested in the age at which the child begins to sit, and how can one understand whether he is ready for this? Undoubtedly, the baby takes all your time, you talk to him, play, perform different procedures. You notice any, even the smallest, changes in his behavior. As soon as you see that the crumb calmly, without any effort, raises the chest, lying on the tummy, it means that the neck and chest muscles are strong, and the child can hold the body in an upright position. Feel free to let him sit down!
Crawling is an important stage in the development of a child.
According to pediatricians, crawling is a peculiar way of moving a little man. Muscles of the musculoskeletal system are strengthened, coordination of movements is improved. Crawling prepares the child to walk, teaches him to think. The kid himself decides where and why to crawl. It is now forming some curves of the spine, which when walking will play the role of shock absorbers. The child learns to keep balance and to own the body. Physical activity of the baby develops his brain activity.
When does a baby start crawling and how can he help with this?
Undoubtedly, crawling develops many of the skills of the baby, which will be useful to him in further development. When does a baby start to crawl, sit? The range of the baby in the acquisition of this skill is large: from five to nine months. But the best time is seven months. Some kids are very quick-witted and start walking at once, without having learned to really crawl.
It does not matter at what age your child began to crawl – he needs psychological and physical support from adults in order to decide on the development of uncharted territory.
- So that the baby does not feel fear, constantly smile at him, amuse him, tell him what and where he lies in the house, while carrying him in his arms.
- If you see that the baby is trying hard to get on all fours, help him so that he does not fall on his side and hit. Otherwise, the child will form a psychological barrier, and he will not crawl for a long time. Be sure to praise the child.
- Provide your child with clothes that will not crawl and provide complete freedom of movement.
Premature baby, its development
A premature baby is considered to be born between the 21st and 36th week of gestation. Its weight is not more than 2.5 kg, and the height is 46-47 cm. The development of such children differs from that of term infants. Premature babies are lagging behind as far as they were born. These babies eat poorly, almost never cry and get tired quickly.
Often premature babies are difficult to adapt to the environment. The help of parents, more than ever, need crumbs. Surround him with affection, care and attention, spend more time with the baby. If a premature baby is well cared for, ensure that its nutrition is balanced, do massage and physical exercises that strengthen the body, it will develop correctly and quickly catch up with their peers.
Excessive mobility of the joints and underdeveloped muscle tissue leads to the fact that certain parts of the child’s body assume an incorrect position, which delays the optimal periods of the period when babies begin to sit, crawl and walk.
When does a premature baby start sitting? Children who were born prematurely, only by the age of six or nine months, there are movements that prepare them for the next stage of development. And only by 12 months, premature babies sit well.
Very often in premature babies, a skeleton is formed incorrectly. If the musculoskeletal system is formed correctly, then by two years of life the difference between a full-term and premature baby will be indistinguishable.