At what age do children begin to sit? We learn
To monitor the timely development of the child is the paramount task of every responsible parent. On this topic, written a lot of scientific work - after all, the first year of a person's life is a real miracle from the point of view of an ordinary person and very responsible for specialists-neonatologists and pediatricians.
At what age do children begin to sit?
As you know, at birth the child does not know how to walk, talk, or even sit. During the first months of his life, he only studies the world around him, learns to be an observer, and also quietly communicate through shouting, laughing, smiling and crying. And only then the kid goes to more complex activities. Let's talk today about the age at which children start to sit. This is the first serious achievement on the way of growing up a little man.
Many parents are concerned about when a child should start to sit. They panic if neighbors have already achieved significant results, neighbors, acquaintances, friends, and start to suspect that a perfectly healthy baby has a lot of problems. But the child's development is an individual matter. As there are no absolutely identical people, and the development of all children can not be combed under a single comb. But nevertheless the question, at what age children start to sit, is one of the most popular at the reception of a neurologist.
Of course, there is a certain tendency, when the baby should expect some changes. When observing your child, you can follow it, but first you need to make corrections to your heredity. Therefore, if you are worried why the child does not sit, ask your parents how many months you personally started to sit, and also ask a similar question to your second half - maybe the kid will just master the science of sitting, and will not learn gradually.
When does the preparation of babies begin for the adoption of a vertical position in space? The first thing a child needs to sit down is a sturdy spine and a muscular corset. At birth, no infant can keep the head - the back and neck are still very weak, require development. To achieve this, during the first months of the baby's life, it is necessary to do light gymnastics with him - to reduce and dilute the handles, to bend and unbend the legs, to stroke the cervix and the back. Such simple exercises strengthen the tone of the muscles, improve blood supply, and hence - oxygen saturation of tissues. With the same goal, all the doctors absolutely tell the young parents about the benefits of walking - children who spend a lot of time in the open air, grow more hardy, healthy and developed. As the pediatricians of the old school say, obstacles for walking can only be dampness and strong wind. A frost will only benefit.
In order not to worry about the development of the baby, try to walk with him more. Well, what kind of sport helps to strengthen your back? Of course, swimming. Previously it was believed that bathing the baby is only necessary in the bath, but the modern approach in pediatrics offers the crumb immediately to master the bath or even the pool. Thanks to such a technique as breastfeeding, children begin to develop the locomotor apparatus earlier. There are special sections for kids from the first month of life. But without them you can help the child - holding it by the head, when bathing in a large bath you need to give it a pobarahtatsya in the water.
Another important stage in development - the baby learned to keep the head straight. This is his first serious leap. He begins his first attempts in this direction for two months. At first, he can keep his head no more than a couple of seconds, but gradually the muscles of the neck get stronger, and every day the child does it more and more confidently. In order to help him train, it is often necessary to spread the baby on his tummy. In this position, he rises, leaning on his forearms, and keeps his head steady. It can be said that after this mastered movement it is not far off that day when the child begins to sit alone.
By the age of three months the kid already knows a lot - he actively moves his arms and legs, makes grasping movements, holds his head and rests on his forearms. At this time, one more step is taken - he begins to turn over. First it will be a roll from the back to one of the sides. Then, as the attempts are successful, the child begins to turn over on the stomach. Muscles are getting stronger, and with the position on the tummy, it can already lift not only the head, but also the body part.
And here in four months there is an incredible - the child is already so strong that it can take a sitting position. So far this is a very uncertain movement. To sit at this age the kid in a condition only at a support, and that it can with an enviable regularity overturn in a lying position. Therefore, by this time, it is not necessary to leave it alone on a solid surface. He's already trying to sit down - this is the next step after the coups. But he needs an adult's hand to lean on it.
And only by 5-6 months, most of the children can confidently accept this position of the body. And that while this process is absolutely uneasy for the small little man. To sit down, he has to roll over on his side, then lean on his arm and lift the trunk up. At this time, progress begins in maintaining the balance - it makes it easier to be in one position smoothly, and increasingly this position is vertical.
Already in 7-8 months sitting position becomes familiar to the child. He is already so strong that he can rise without support from a position on his stomach or on his back. For this, the kid actively uses the emphasis on the hands. And after that, cases when he immediately rises and holds on to the support are not uncommon. But do not wait, what exactly at this time he will begin to do so. If the neurologist does not believe that the child has problems with the health of the nervous system, muscles or spine, do not worry - maybe he will sit down by 9 months.
Many mothers who want to provide their child with a full-fledged early development are asked how to teach the child to sit. Clear guidance on this matter simply does not exist. Most doctors and experienced parents are advised simply to relax and wait: the kid himself knows when to sit down, and when to go. But to help him, in addition to the above methods of strengthening the spine as the main way to improve musculoskeletal functions, you can also expand the training program by daily gymnastics to 4-5 months. In particular, you can try to bring it to a sitting position with a simple exercise. It is necessary to raise the child and put him on the back, holding the palms with which he squeezes the fingers of an adult. Several such approaches per day will teach the baby to such a state, and therefore facilitate his independent transition to a sitting position.
Thus, the question of the age at which children start to sit can not be clearly answered. This is a time-consuming lesson for every kid. It starts with four months and the first uncertain attempts, and it may end up months in 8-9 already full seat.