How To Help Baby Sit Up
Download: 10-Page Guide to Helping Your Baby Sit
Pictures, Videos, & Expert Instruction provided by PTs
Ready, Set, Sit: A Hands-On Guide to the Sitting Milestone
10-Page Guide to Help Baby Sit with Pictures, Videos, & Instruction
This guide, created by expert pediatric physical therapists, will highlight your baby’s journey to sitting independently. Help baby sit with these easy-to-follow 10 pages!
When Can My Baby Sit Up?
The appropriate age to start practicing infant sitting skills can vary depending on the individual child’s development. However, most infants will start to show signs of readiness for early sitting positions (not yet independent) between 3 and 5 months of age.
True independent sitting without upper body support typically occurs between 6-8 months. Your baby’s progression toward independent sitting will begin much earlier than this! Our 10-page guide walks you through early sitting through independent sitting and transitions, starting at 3-4 months. Download it today!
Before practicing these skills, ensure your baby has full, independent head and neck control, which typically occurs around 3-4 months.
As pediatric physical therapists, we have vast experiencing supporting babies to sit and reach gross motor milestones.
Why is the Sitting Milestone Important?
The sitting milestone is a crucial developmental achievement for infants, as it marks a major step in their physical and cognitive growth. Here are a few reasons why the sitting milestone is important:
Promotes Independence: Once infants are able to sit up on their own, they have a greater sense of control over their environment. They can explore their surroundings and interact with toys and other objects more easily, which promotes independence and self-discovery.
Strengthens Core Muscles: Sitting requires a lot of core strength and stability, which is why it’s an important milestone for physical development. As infants strengthen their core muscles, they’ll be better equipped to crawl, stand, and eventually walk.
Enhances Cognitive Development: Sitting up also allows infants to observe their environment from a new perspective. They can see things from different angles and begin to understand spatial relationships. This enhances their cognitive development and helps them learn about cause-and-effect.
Social Interaction: Sitting up also opens up opportunities for social interaction. Infants can engage with caregivers, siblings, and other children in a new way, which can lead to increased social skills and emotional development.
How to Help Baby Sit Up
Introducing our 10-page, hands-on guide to help baby sit up! This fun, comprehensive guide provides you with all the essential information and practical tips you need to help your infant reach this important and fun developmental milestone.
What You’ll Find in the eBook:
A detailed breakdown of the sitting milestone and why it’s important for your infant’s development.
Practical tips for promoting sitting skills, including over 20 activities, supportive positioning, and engaging play for your baby!
Important safety considerations to keep in mind as your infant practices sitting, including how to prevent falls and other hazards.
Red and yellow flags to look out for on your journey to help baby sit up.
Why this eBook is Different
Unlike other guides, our eBook is written by experts in pediatric physical therapy, with years of experience helping babies reach gross motor milestones like learning to sit! Our guide is a fun and can easily be incorporated into your baby’s awake time and busy schedule. Stop researching how to help baby sit up and start with our fun, interactive guide today! This guide spans over 6+ months of development with helping baby sit.
How to Help Baby Sit Up Today!
By downloading our guide on sitting milestone skills for infants, you’ll be setting your little one up for success and promoting healthy development every step of the way. Our exercises are fun, safe, effective, and easy to follow!
Fit Family Physical Therapy is here to help! We created the ultimate guide for supporting your baby in the sitting milestone. You can have fun helping your baby sit!
Sitting allows your baby more independence during playtime, and increases sensory exploration! Sitting upright establishes core and pelvic control that your baby will use for future gross motor skills including weightbearing, mobility, and transitions. Delayed sitting skills can result in delayed crawling and standing skills, but may also impact other areas of development including speech/language, feeding, and social-emotional skills.
You can also check out our detailed tummy time free download or our infant gross motor development milestones free download for even more help in those first few months.
If you or someone you know has questions about how to help baby sit, tummy time, or infant milestones, reach out to us at Fit Family Physical Therapy with questions! We are happy to help!
This PDF download includes pictures, videos and detailed instructions for helping your baby sit up! It is appropriate for most babies 3 months and up.
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