When the child starts to hold his head
Child Development / / April 07, 2016
How much the child begins to hold his head upright
When a child begins to hold her head - it is a great joy for the parents, as it is a visual confirmation that the baby is growing, is not as fragile as the first month after birth,when he was scared to take a hand.
immediately after birth and during the first 6-8 weeks, the baby is still very weak muscles.Independently keep head child begins no earlier than 2 months, and then just two minutes long already hard.Therefore, parents are advised to 3 and preferably up to 4 months to support the baby's head in the horizontal and vertical position.
Surely you meet the parents, which will show off the fact that their children have learned to hold his head upright earlier than 2 months.But there is nothing to envy.Because this feature can be a symptom of intracranial pressure, or increased muscle tone, when medicinal purposes necessarily need a massage.
How to accelerate the physical development of the child, to help him develop the muscular system?The basic exercise is putting some baby on his stomach.Parents are recommended to do in the first days after discharge from the genitive home.Do not be afraid that the child will drop the nose down and not be able to breathe.Tiny little lift the neck and put his head on the side.With each week, such training should be lengthened."Teach" the child to keep his head lying on his stomach before feeding is best, or at least after 30 minutes.This is useful in the case of infant colic, as such a posture facilitates rapid discharge of the gases from the gut and consequently, improve the appetite and general state of health of the child.
Putting the child should be on a hard surface.Ideal - on the changing table.But it is sure to stand next to the baby, even if he has not yet learned to roll over.There are many cases of injury to children because of a lack of attention of parents.
How much the child begins to hold his head upright - an important issue.Usually it is older than 3 months after 4.By this time the baby lying on her stomach, lifts not only the head, but the chest rises on extended handles.The next stage is crawling and sitting.The maximum period that a child normally starts confidently hold the head, it is 6 months.It is very important without delay to visit a pediatrician, orthopedist and a neurologist to notice the possible pathology and to take measures for child health improvement.