Baby Sitting Up too early has many negative impacts on Baby’s Body Posture later. Do you know that about 90% of Parents force their babies to Sit Up, without knowing its Side Effects? Let your baby learn to sit on their own, there is no need to hurry or rush on. Babies will follow or reach their Natural Gross Motor Development on their own and also without any hassles.
We sometimes don’t see or understand the negative impact of Baby Sitting and in ignorance parents sometimes take such steps which are considered to be not a very good idea for the babies. Many Parents have the hobby of taking pictures of their Babies in different dresses and styles. And while taking the picture they put their babies to sit up on the sofa or couch with pillow support for a while. Which can be a reason for the baby being uncomfortable during the photo session and back pain.
Baby Sitting Up doesn’t need any learning process, it will come to them naturally. Just leave them alone and let them enjoy tummy time, rolling, crawling, etc. These Brilliant Toys can help your Baby to Grow at a Fast Pace.
When Should a Baby be Sitting – What is the Right Age?
When you see that your baby can hold his head on his own and try to sit on a bed or chair without any support. Babies start putting their head up when they are 3 or 4 months old but the right age of sitting up would be around 7 to 8 months, which may vary as per your baby.
Please don’t force your baby to sit until he or she does it by themselves. Babies are born with many intelligent powers. They can easily grow and reach their milestones on time. There is no need to worry or start.
1) At What Age Babies can Independently Sit by Themselves?
When babies are around 7 to 8 months old they are fit to sit independently. They start learning to sit when they are 6 months but it’s very important for parents not to force babies before that.
Due to impatience, the biggest mistake new parents do is to start putting their baby in a sitting position, which also without knowing its side effect. Don’t be in a hurry to put your baby in a sitting position, it will happen naturally.
2) Can Parents help their Babies to Sit Up?
Yes, of course, parents are the first teacher to their kids. And once your baby is ready to sit up, you can help him by giving support from the pillow on the sides & back.
3) Do you need a Baby Seat?
Not necessary, it will interfere with the baby’s natural muscular-skeletal development (muscle). Later in life, it will give the baby a bad posture.
4) Till What Age Parents should wait if Baby Does not Sit by Themselves?
If babies aren’t sitting up by they are 9 months old, then it’s time to call your pediatrician (child doctor) for help. There is nothing to worry about, as some babies are late in touching milestones.
Signs that Show your Baby are Ready to Sit Up
1) Around 3 months: At this stage, your baby will start putting her Head up. A baby may begin to sit up by pushing up from side-lying.
2) Around 5 to 6 Months: Babies love to lie down on their tummy and roll. They love tummy time and rolling from one side to another. Some babies start crawling on their arms before sitting up.
3) Around 7 to 8 Months: Once the baby has control over her body and has developed adequate muscle they will sit up without any help. If your baby cannot hold her head up don’t try to attempt to put him in a sitting position.
Side Effects of Baby Sitting Up to Early
- Parents can have good intentions behind putting their babies in a sit-up position, but actually, they are making the biggest mistakes by playing with their natural motor skills development.
- Babies’ muscles are still in process of strengthening but force will make them weaker.
- To early sit-up position will harm your baby’s back and she or he can have back pain issues later in life due to the low strength of the backbone.
- Earlier efforts of parents may cause weak strength in babies’ legs, arms, shoulders & back. Due to this he will start crawling and walking late.
- It will affect the Baby’s Body Posture, Movements & Body Stability.
- Early sitting will interfere with the baby’s natural progression of skills.
- The Biggest impact of earlier sitting is that your baby will have less tummy time, due to which leads to fewer movements & strengthening & exploring.
- Less tummy time means the baby will have less exploring experiences to develop important reflexes to crawl and creep.