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i'm trying to teach my baby to sit up on his own. Can any mums share how their babies learnt to sit up on their own. My son can sit unsupported for a while and can even pull himself up but hasn't learnt to sit up himself yet.
Anyone got step by step actions that babies use to get them to sit up?
eventually they will knw how to sit up by their own BY themselves even w/o us teaching ~ so dont worry n let your little fella growth by himself~
yea my girl till now have not learn how to sit up by herself. she can go to a crawling position while sitting but not the other way round. she almost 8mths . i dont worry too much bout it cos i know she will learn herself one day.
when she was 5mths i keep worrying y she have not learn how to flip so everyday i pratice with her but then she still cant do it. then one day she playing by herself on her baby gym then suddenly she flipped! that was when she was 6.5mths .. (i stopped pratising with her for a long time that time). baby does things suddenly one fine day without the need of us to teach usually.
mine he turn to his side, then use 1 hand to push himself into sitting position. i tink that's e easier method to learn
oh same as alicia? hee. i always thought sitting up from a crawling position(move hands backwards towards the feet) is easier lol. dont know how my girl will choose to do it though hehe.
yah i think baby progress very fast after they learn how to sit. cos i heard its 7th month sit, 8th month crawl.. then soon after they can crawl, they will learn how to stand n then slowly learn how to walk n all will be completed around 1yr old. so its like few mths meeting many milestone! lol. im so excited to see my girl progress! but also worried once she start to be mobile i will have a hard time! lol
my dear daughter since 2months, needs to be carry in an upright position. she wants to see things.
now she is 4months+, my maid can let her sit on her lap. but to do so, make sure her head is strong.
i kia su. i tellmy maid baby must try to sit upright, dont slouch
Thanks for the feedback. My boy has been trying to sit up for months using the stomach crunch method and its hard - even I can't do it.
I'll try teaching him the different methods....
lol yea some baby very fast n some very slow. depends on individual. that is just a guideline. my friend's boy can hold the cot n stand up himself at 7mths! my girl cant even sit up by herself at 8mths! she can sit unsupported but cannot pull herself up to a sitting position. needless to say stand.. i heard boys develope slower than girls yet my friend's son is so much faster than my girl lol.
btw, is your baby on formula?? somehow i feel all my friend's baby who is on formula develope faster...
my friend say she got 2 friend's baby same age.. 3yrs old. the one on formula can talk very well. even ask parents to buy her games n all. speak clearly. the other one still cannot speak properly. still talking baby language n cant speak a sentence clearly. n she is on breastmilk!
my boy was breastfed for 18mths then switch to FM. his developmental milestones are faster than other kids and now he's 2, he can speak clearly with loads of vocab, can even tell us which tv show he wants to watch and he remembers the timing for the different cartoons!
is his developement all the way so fast or only after switching to FM?
i dont know . maybe coincidence . but im not too sure how can family environment n exposure help them.. as in.. how can we make the environment favourable for them to develop faster?
really? lol. no im no longer worried bout my girl's developement.. i WAS but then one day i call my mum n ask her bout it then she tell me something which i think makes lots of sense.. she say...
'dont compare your baby with others cos every baby is different. if you compare now that others baby seems to be developing faster or what, they can do this at this age y your girl cannot etc, next time when she older, you sure compare her results in sch n all. y other ppl's kid can do much better than her n all then end up enroll her in all sorts of classes n stress her out" so as long as she healthy can . just somehow most of my friend's kids on fm seems to be developing faster n has more hair haha. then i was thinking.. maybe the fm nowadays put in alot of vit to make kids grow so fast lol.
Before switching to FM he was already fast. He was on breast milk for 18mths.
at around 1mth his neck was very strong already. at 2mths+ he can sit up straight on his own when propped up against a pillow/cushion. By 3mths+, he can flip already. around 4mths he started crawling w his belly dragging, then around 4.5mths he could crawl properly already. 5mths+ he started to pull himself up to stand without us pushing his butt up for him and could sit up on his own (push himself into sit position). 6-7mths he started cruising while holding on to support (not more than 5 steps) and started to climb window grilles, by 8mths he can cruise very well and very FAST (omg, it was a nightmare!). around 9mths+ he could walk while we hold 1 hand, by 10mths+ he can walk totally unsupported plus learn how to climb out of his play yard without falling or injuring himself at all.
he's now 2 and he can recognise all the alphabets and can read simple words. and he's very curious. you'll always hear 'what's that?' from him.
I personally believe it's HOME ENVIRONMENT. from young my son is in a large play yard (queen size bed) with alot of stimulating toys. to make him flip, we always turn the toy the opposite direction and he will wanna turn his head to look at it. then we just show him how by pushing his leg across his body and pushing his butt. after a few times, he got the hang of it and started to flip on his own.
Bcos of the play yard, he has support to hold onto to pull himself to stand. and he wants to stand cos he wants to look outside the play yard (curious). and he started cruising cos he realise walking to his toy is faster than crawling. and to make him crawl, we tempt him with toys, when he stretch out his hand, we pull it further so he gotta push himself forward to grab the toy (my mum always say me n my husband are meanies)
when we bring him out or show him new things, we always say "what's that?" then "oh! that's an apple!" and ask him to repeat "say apple" (quite silly at that time cos he did not even know how to say 'mama' but he will try to imitate what we say but it comes out as baby talk. and we never use baby language with him, it was always proper english or mandarin as far as possible.
we also have flashcards for him but we dont flash it to him like glenn doman method. we just let him play with the cards and as he looks at it, tell him what that is. he loves playing with the cards (be prepared that they'll kill the cards the first few times). good time to teach them how to care for their toys/belongings too.
and i make it a point to bring my son out at least twice a week to different places so he learns new things all the time. trips to the supermarket always take hours bcos my maid will show him all the different fruits, let him touch and feel the fruits. and when we feed him, my maid will name all the ingredients he can see as she feeds him so he also learns vocab from there.
And i've brought him to many children's concerts and performances. he loves music, so my parents bring him to my church's orchestra practice every friday night (i used to play the cello for them but now no time, too busy with work). and i also bring my boy to my alma mater to see the guzheng tuan practice (i was from the guzheng tuan). then we discovered my boy has good rhythm and loves drums! so we bought toy drums for him. arranged with my cousin who has a drum set at home to let him go over to 'learn'. she teach him to sit properly, how to hold drum stick and some basic rhythms and he LOVES IT! we've not signed him up for official lessons yet cos he's too young (minimum age is 3yo).
for physical activities i borrowed books on children's yoga n tried to incoporate those into play time with my son bring him to the park to run, walk my dog, play at the playground (they pick up alot of coordination skills at the playground!)
I'm not encouraging alot of TV but my son also learns alot from educational programs like Word World and Little Einstein, etc.
it's a matter of how much opportunites you give your child to learn something new or at least to be exposed to something new. they are never too young to learn
e.g.: i thought my son was too young for science centre, but he enjoyed himself tremendously and i got a 2yr unlimited entry package
bcos of my limited time at home with him and i cant expect my maid to teach him alot though she does teach him, i sent him to school at 18mths old. once he was old enough, i sent him off to school to learn things (things like sharing, taking turns that's almost impossible to learn at home being an onli child at the moment).
I just had a Meet the parents with his teachers and principal. their feedback is very good. they say he learns very fast, has very good spoken english, etc. And a check with the principal, she said that he can actually join the nursery class without any problems. but due to age, he is still in PG1. so the teachers sometimes will allow him to join the older kids for other activities cos he gets too bored at the PG1 class when they now learning how to recognise numbers.
It's good to go read up on home activities you can do with your child to stimulate learning. there are many free websites and resources online if you dont have access to a library
btw, i'm a teacher and a trained nutritionist. I can honestly tell you home environment wins nutrition
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wow he is really fast!
but .. i did what you did mostly with my girl! i bring her out 2 times a day for my lunch n dinner n then sometimes whole day outside shopping. everyday she will go out. at home she play with toys as well and i also try to put her toys further away so she will try to stretch herself n reach out for them. i also pratise with her on how to flip and how to get to things everyday! then everything which she is interested in 'set her eye on it', i will also ask her 'wats that?' then i will tell her 'its a bla bla bla' also... i did almsot everything you did but then she still so slow~ lol
she was fast at first. she can hold her head steadily after 1st month n can sit on my lap when burping n holding her neck well. she can also sit well prop with cushions since 2nd month n i always put her on her bumbo seat since 2nd month also. then she can flip when she was 2mths old too! (from tummy to back) but then... after that everything went slow. she suddenly stopped flipping at 3mths old.. then only till 6.5mths old she started to flip again(back to tummy) but cant flip back to her back though she did when she was 2mths old...from 3mths old till now she isnt really progressing alot in terms of milestone though at first she was really fast as well...
Think your gal is the smart one cos she realise 'no point speeding thru life! must enjoy life so mummy can serve me longer'
lol well.. thats a good way of consoling me! hehe. nvm . al babies grow at their own pace...like what my mum says.. no pt comparing hehe. as long as she is healthy n happy. anyway she will reach her milestone one fine day hehe