Most parents get curious about when their baby will be ready to sit up by himself. Babies have very soft bones and sensitive skin. Once their neck and back muscles get strong enough to hold them straight, sitting gives them a new outlook on the world.
According to acknowledged pediatrician Kurt Heyrman, M.D.,
There are certain ways by which you can help your little one to sit on his own and also help him in gaining some motor skills. If your baby is six months old, he should be able to sit for some seconds by himself. Starting at about 4 months, your baby’s head and neck muscles strengthen quickly and he will master the art of holding and raising his head up while lying on his stomach.
There are lots of ways you can assist your baby to help him sit up, some of them are:
These are just some ideas to help you encourage your baby’s development to stay on schedule. Try to be cautious while trying these techniques with your baby.
Once your baby learns to sit alone, it is time for you to pay extra care and attention to him. You will need to make adjustments in the room. As the time passes your responsibility towards your little increases. By 6 months, his arms will become strong and he will start grabbing every other thing in the house. Make sure that your child’s surroundings are neat and clean. Remove all the dangerous objects out of your little ones reach.
Do not get panic if it is taking time for your kid to sit up. Babies develop differently. Some learn it more quickly and some take little more time. Still, if you are concerned about your baby’s health and development and if he is not able to sit properly or independently after 9 months. Do consult a doctor or health visitor.
I’m quite sure that now you know when do babies sit up by themselves and what you can do to encourage them for the same. So, plenty of practice sitting straight will help your baby to develop the body strength which he will need to ultimately crawl and stand up. All this will finally lead to baby’s first step.