5 Ways to Enhance Your Baby's Motor Skills


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Sitting Up
By around 4 months of age, babies are able to sit when propped up.
By around 4 months of age, babies are able to sit when propped up.
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Once a baby can roll over, sitting up isn't far behind. Babies have a whole new view of the world when they learn to sit up. So it's as exciting for them as it is for their parents!

  • By about 4 months of age, your baby can sit when propped up.
  • By 6 months your baby may have some success sitting in a high chair, and sometime before 1 year of age, she'll perfect the art of sitting unaided.

To help baby practice sitting skills:

1. Place him in your lap, facing outward, while you sit cross-legged on the floor. Your stomach and legs will provide the necessary support for his back.

2. Prop baby on a standard pillow or a U-shaped pillow. Let him experience the sensation of sitting with your supervision.

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