When your baby first smiled, it only took a few days before they were grinning away merrily. And when your tot rolled over, they probably perfected the manoeuvre in just a couple of weeks. So why is it taking months for your little one to learn how to sit up? Well, it’s a darn tricky skill to master!
‘Your baby has a lot of stages to go through before they're ready to sit up,’ says child development expert, Sally Goddard Blythe. They've been busy developing the muscles and skills they need to eventually sit happily by themselves from the moment they were born. And while they might manage being propped up on their bum with plenty of support by around four months, sitting independently is a whole new ball game.
To ace this breakthrough move, they’ll need to develop their sense of coordination and all sorts of other complex skills, as well as grow enough muscle strength and head control, and this does take months!
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