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When Do Babies Learn to Sit?

So the most awaited time has come, when your tiny tot is ready to sit up and look at the world from a different prospective. When do Babies Start Sitting Up? When do Babies Start Hold up their Heads? Know from which month your baby will attain the sitting milestone which is a huge achievement as they enter the next level of Physical development.


Gaining mobility and sitting independently allows baby to be more confident and explore the area around them with excitement. Your baby is able to sit himself, simply means that his muscles in Neck, Shoulders, Stomach, Back and Hips are strong enough now. Then slowly your baby will become efficient in using his hands to touch, hold, explore and interact with the environment. It is a worth celebrating milestone because your little one’s gross motor skills and fine motor skills are actively participating and developing. Baby sitting up bridges the path to other major milestones like Crawling, Standing, making his first solo move and finally walking.


When do Babies Start Sitting? when-do-babies-start-sitting

It may vary from baby to baby, but most babies are able to sit with assistance between 4-6 months. You can also make your baby learn this by holding on to his arms and gently making him up to a sitting position. Make it exciting for him by making him enjoy this. Good head control is something that your tiny one needs to know to sit up by himself.


What can I do to Make My Baby Learn to Sit? what-can-i-do-to-make-my-baby-learn-to-sit

Eager to see your little cutie sitting and learning mobility!!! We understand your curiosity. Here is an extra effort you can make, that is by giving your baby a good tummy time. Usually baby does not like to be on his stomach in the very beginning. You can make it interesting for him, when he is on his stomach, interact with him, talk to him, and place his toys slightly away so that he has to make some effort to get them. As he will spend some more time on his tummy, his muscles will start getting stronger with time he will be able to push and drag himself on the floor and soon you will be watching him sitting upright on his own. Give him reasons to look here & there for this you have to develop a curiosity in him for something. Develop a habit of making him sit up with assistance for at least 5-10 minutes a 3-4 times a day and use pillows and cushions for support.


Sitting Milestone- What to expect and what next? sitting-milestone-what-to-expect-and-what-next

It is very important to learn that once your baby has learned to sit up, be prepared for his next step which is tipping over so make sure you are near to him always, just an arm length to catch him. Initially your fresh sitter will be able to stay upright only for one or two seconds. With time, his muscle strength will start improving and he will be able to sit for longer. But be prepared as by this time your baby is full of excitement and he will fall over as he will start kicking his legs. After some time, baby will start leaning forward and supporting himself with one or both arms. This is the phase where your baby keeps tipping over and finally is able to sit independently. Slowly he will get better with sitting up, rocking forward and backwards, getting on his knees and all. Your little one will astonish you with his amazing yoga poses and you will be more than happy to see the level of energy he will be using in every effort. Here is a piece of advice we would definitely want you to know is the you must go through the baby sitting reminders for safety of all children.


You may also check- Baby Developmental Milestones


When Do Babies Learn to Sit? If you have any other information to add on, then please add in comments.

January 24, 2017 · Baby and Ayurveda · 3 Comments


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