Posted on Jul 25, 2007 | Comments 0
When your baby begins to participate and engage in the world around him, it indicates that your baby is becoming more and more independent.
From the moment after the birth your baby will begin the process of developing the motor skills that are necessary for him to take command of that which is around him and for him to relate with the environment.
Physical baby development can be broken up into three-month intervals and divided into two categories. One is gross motor skills and the other is fine motor skills.
Gross motor skills are the term, which is used to describe your babyâ€™s ability to control different parts of his own body.
Fine motor skills refer to your babyâ€™s level of harmonization of different body parts, such as picking up an object with his thumb and forefinger. These two skills indicate your baby development.
Infant muscle development starts at the head and works its way down. Baby development first starts with control over the neck muscles. Soon after that your baby learns to control the torso and finally leg muscles.
Sitting up on his own, crawling a bit, and turning over by himself all indicate your baby development. You baby will enjoy being bounced on your knee, which is an excellent way for baby development to balance on his own.
When your baby is eight months old he will start learning how to stand up on his own and will try to pull himself upright by holding on to objects with your help.
Usually, a baby will start walking between nine and fifteen months. Most of the babies begin walking just after the age of one year.
If your baby can do the things like crawling, standing, or sitting upright, this is completely normal and you need not to worry about your baby is not walking. Some babies skip the crawling phase entirely and can start walking as late as seventeen to nineteen months.
There are things you can do as a parent for your baby development. Stimulate your baby to begin the process of learning to walk.
Many parents believe that they need to get expensive toys and walking aids to facilitate early baby development. This is completely untrue. Instead of this, you need to interact with your child as much as possible; this facilitates your baby development.
Interacting with your child smoothes the progress of brain development. Babies love to hear stories. This is not just recreational or for entertainment, but it is very important for helping along your babyâ€™s brain development.
Read a story loudly to him from a book. This will help him in developing the vocabulary. Playing, talking and singing to him all help for your baby development.
Donâ€™t busy toys, walking aids and walkers, because babies tend to relay on them too much. As a result of using walkers their upper leg muscles will not develop. This could lead to a delay in the development of motor skills necessary for walking.
Each year there are around 200,000 injuries continued to babies due to walker use. It is most important that do not get a walker for your baby development.
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