Working Hard at Sitting

Sometime between 4 and 7 months, many babies work hard at being able to sit upright on their own.

Sitting up straight without toppling is exciting for your child; it frees her hands to pick up and play with toys, rather than hold herself up.

Continue to give her safe objects to explore: unbreakable items too large to swallow, yet small and light enough to grasp and pick up. Keep putting small pillows around her in case she falls over.

This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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