Babies learn essential motor skills, in combination with the other one, in their first year of life. They learn rolling over, lifting their heads, moving their elbows and then learn sitting up, and then eventually start walking.
This learning period is very important for your baby, and the way you handle your baby in this period will determine and affect how they actually grow up over time. Parents usually try to put their babies in positions they’re not yet ready for.
Here are some of the biggest mistakes that parents should avoid if they want to help their baby in sitting up properly.
Trying to Sit Him Up When He is Still Not Ready
Babies start to roll over, and try to lift up their body weight with the help of elbows when they are 6 to 8 months of age. While kids try to prop themselves up at this point, this isn’t wise to help them sit up right away.
When you pick up the baby and put him in a passive sitting position, he’ll skip the other crucial developmental steps that usually lead to sitting up. Just trust your baby, and be patient. Watch them try sitting up, and one day they’ll surprise you by sitting up without any assistance.
Remember that if your kid keeping sitting for longer periods of time, he might delay other important skills like crawling and walking for a while.
Putting The Baby in a Walker
Putting the baby in a Walker to help them learn walking can do more harm than good. The walker can slow down the learning process of walking and balancing themselves. This can also cause abnormalities in walking, which are actually hard to correct later on. You can read more about this topic online, as the mistakes can actually affect the growth of your baby.