torstai 12. toukokuuta 2011

27 weeks - baby’s first year update

Baby's First Year Kidspot

Welcome to week 27!

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Well, it had to happen eventually! After weeks of false starts (and unexpected toppling over) your baby is finally sitting on her own. And how proud of her are you? To sit independently, your baby needs to learn how to balance her weight evenly and how to hold her head, neck, shoulders and spine erect. To begin, your baby may lean on one or both arms to steady herself. But within a couple of weeks, you'll find that she no longer needs her arms for support - and this now frees her hands for exploring. You may be stunned to also discover that your baby can move herself from a tummy position into a sitting position using her arms.

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No matter how well your baby is sitting when he starts eating solids, you will be tempted to immediately rush out and buy a high-chair to sit him in for meals - there's nothing better for keeping both baby and mess contained! But before you make this investment, ensure that he is confidently sitting unassisted before you let him lose in a high-chair. High-chairs are designed for sitting children and if your baby can't sit independently, then you run the risk of him slipping to the side or under the tray so that he becomes wedged in the chair and very upset. Until you're sure about his sitting skills, it's better to feed him while he's sitting in your lap, his stroller (in a slightly reclined position) or a rocker if you have one.

Find out what to look for when buying a high-chair

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From sitting to crawling

Once your baby is sitting confidently you may find that she starts to propel herself forward by shuffling her bottom. Not quite crawling, but this is movement, and you may discover that once she's proficient with this action, she may not ever crawl in the classic sense. While bum-shuffling (as it's technically known) will get your baby where she wants to go, it's still a great idea to give her regular time on her tummy to encourage her to continue developing her gross motor skills and body co-ordination.

Read about the best ways to encourage your baby's development through play

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