Diaper Changes - Day 2 Day Parenting

How to Work on Rolling & Sitting During Diaper Changes

Erin McNultyChild Development, Child Routines, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Positioning

Looking for ways to encourage your baby to roll and sit? Typically, rolling skills develop between 4-6 months and sitting independently develops between 6-8 months of age. You can help your baby meet these motor milestones by helping them to develop strong core muscles and assisting them in these movements every day. Diaper changes are a great time to help them …

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How Do I Help My Baby Learn to Feed Themselves?

Sandra BestChild Development, Child Routines, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Mealtime

For most typically-developing infants, pediatricians will advise that parents begin introducing spoon-fed baby foods to their babies at around the age of 6 months. Generally, we start with a thin mixture of rice cereal, and as babies demonstrate that they can handle this gentle food, we gradually add foods one at a time to ensure that there are no allergies. …

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Gross Motor Skills for Infants Aged 0-12 Months

CME WebsitesChild Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Newborns 0 - 3 Months

You can help support the development of your baby’s gross motor skills from the moment you bring them home. Gross motor skills involve the large muscles of the body, such as the arms and legs. – In early child development, it’s the strengthening of these muscles that enable infants to hold their head up, sit up independently, crawl, and eventually walk. Find out …

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Fine Motor Skills: Finger Isolation

CME WebsitesChild Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

One of the things we love to see newborn babies do is discover things.  Around 6 months of age, a rattle will fit comfortably inside the palm of a baby’s hand. Once they discover how much fun it is to shake a rattle, they gradually develop coordination between the index and middle fingers and thumb to grasp small blocks and …

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Baby Standing? – The Development of Standing & Stepping (Gross Motor Skills)

CME WebsitesChild Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

Positive Support Reflex & Stepping Reflex: Enabling babies to stand and step Children’s gross motor skills develop over time, but sometimes infants appear to be born with amazing skills like standing and even stepping.  Standing and stepping in very young infants can actually be the result of neurological reflexes that are typical for all infants. The two reflexes that enable children …