The first six months of a baby sees the world only from a prone position. During this time, the baby has already learned to recognize my mother, to hold the head firmly, to grab the toy with my hands. Such skills are very important for its further development. Closer to half a year the kid will want to change a position of the body on vertical and learn to sit independently.
At what age does the child begin to sit?
When do children begin to sit? It is generally accepted that at 6 months the baby has to do it on his own, and then start crawling, but any highly qualified pediatrician will tell you that this is not the case, and the formation of each baby is exclusively individual. Now children develop very quickly and there are babies who sit down before the age of six months, and this is considered the norm. To help the child sit, if he did not do it himself, it is necessary, starting from six months, but not earlier, and do not rush the event too much, because this can harm the baby.
When the child can be planted
The spine and the dorsal muscles should become stronger by the time the baby starts to sit. If this does not happen, then the natural structure of the ridge is violated, which leads to sad consequences in the future when the baby grows up. There may be health problems not only with the back, but with the internal organs, because everyone understands that the spine is the basis of our body. For babies in the first half it is very useful to do different massages, gymnastics for babies, which helps to strengthen the back.
Many ask the question about how many months you can plant girls? There is an opinion that babies can not be planted very early and it will be confirmed to you by any pediatrician. And this is due to the fact that in girls the load goes not only to the spine, but also to the pelvic organs, which, as a rule, leads to their incorrect formation, and in the future to various pathologies and even to infertility. When the crumb is ready to sit down, and it will be approximately 6-8 months, then it will begin to reach the sides of the bed, demanding support, or lying down on one side, leaning on the handle to keep the balance.
How many months can you put the boys? As with girls, do not be too hasty to do it. Even if you crumble cushions on all sides, the load on the spine will still be large, and an undeveloped thorax will prevent the baby from breathing properly. It is necessary to wait for the moment when the baby himself will want to make the first attempts and reach for your fingers or, when the child begins to sit himself. This occurs after 6 months, some of this occurs closer to 8-9 months. It is believed that the smaller the baby, the later he tries to sit down.
The danger of premature sitting
Pediatricians claim that before 6 months, the children's body is not ready to sit on their own. The very weak muscles of the back, the immature spine of the baby can lead to an incorrect formation of not only the posture, but also the internal organs of the body. Immediately on this you can not pay attention, because the baby will look healthy, but problems can manifest themselves in school and teenage years. Only when the child himself begins to sit, the doctors recommend putting the babies in the walkers, stools or stroller in a sitting position and only for a short time.
How to teach a child to sit on his own
It's good when the baby starts to sit by himself, but if it does not happen at 6 months, parents can be recommended bathing a baby in an adult bath filled to the brim with water, with a circle around his neck or visiting the pool. In the water, the infant actively knocks, pushes, thereby training the muscles of the whole body, developing physical abilities. How to teach to sit down a child? To begin with, you need to strengthen the muscles of the baby with the help of massages and special gymnastics. It is worth remembering that all kinds of exercises and exercises are better spent in a game form, when the baby is quiet.
Exercises for teaching a baby
It is worth remembering that each exercise should be done no more than 5 times, and if you see that the child is not very comfortable, it is better to abandon it or postpone the occupation for another time. Never start charging if the baby is not feeling well, upset or sleepy. A crumb does not feel that he is forced to do it by force, because then it will not be of use. Below is the gymnastics for babies, which will help strengthen the muscles so that the baby can sit on his own:
- The baby lies on his back. Carefully take it by the feet, so that the legs are even, do not bend at the knees, we reach out with socks to the nozzle.
- We do the first exercise, only we can not reach the spout of the baby.
- For the next exercise, it is necessary to give the baby a firm grip on your index fingers. When the crumb will hold well, slowly raise it to a sitting position, then slowly lower it back. Take care that the baby does not let you go, since it can hit the head or back hard.
- Classes on a special large fitness ball will also be useful. To do this, put the baby on the ball down the belly and, holding on to the body, just shake down, up and to the sides.
- Like the previous one, the exercise can be done with the ball, just by putting the child on the back. In this position, it is better not to make sharp slopes, but to gently rock the baby.