The fact is that there is no real time table for when baby should move. All babies will begin to move at his/her own accord. However, there are many guides to help you predict when your baby may start to make these major movements in his/her life. Here are some of these guidelines, according to the website, Parents.Com.
Yes, most babies will begin to roll between the ages of 4 to 5 months. The rolling may begin from a position of front to back. Then he/she will learn how to roll from back to front. As your child begins to learn to roll, it is always a good idea to supervise this activity to make sure that the baby doesn’t get stuck and frustrated.
Gripping On Things
Gripping on things allows a baby to pick up things that intrigues them and allows them to examine them. This can include items they shouldn’t pick up like mommy’s necklace and the cat’s chew toy. It can also mean they can pick up their own toys. This gripping action will normally occur by the time that a child is between the age of four and six months. This also means that parents should start learning how to put things out of the baby’s reach that they don’t want baby to touch or put in his/her mouth.
Sitting Up On His/Her Own
Yes, your baby can easily sit in his/her high chair at the age of six months. The back of the chair is keeping the child supported. If you try to sit the child up on the floor in this position, he/she will likely fall onto the floor. However, by the age of seven months most children can sit up through their own strength and stay balanced.
The magic number for standing is between nine to twelve months of age. At nine months, the child will begin moving on their hands and knees. If the parents make a game out of the crawling activity and crawl beside the child encouraging him/her to go faster, the child can become stronger at crawling sooner. As for standing, one can help the child build his/her balance and leg strength by pulling the child to his/her feet and supporting the child as he/she tries to walk. Soon the child will become stronger and will be walking on his/her own.
Yes, this is usually done by the age of 13 to 15 months. Babies with really good balance and strong age can even run by the age of 15 months. This means that nothing will stand in their way and the items that intrigue them.
Yes, all children will learn how to do everything in their own time frame. However, if you are worried that your child is exceptionally slow at developing any of the following movement skills, you should discuss the matter with your doctor. More than likely, your child is fine and you are just overreacting. Yet, it never hurts to have a doctor’s opinion on anything that concerns you about your child.