Hooray! Your Child can now get into a sitting position and maintain balance. This frees up those little hands to play, clap to the music, or do all kinds of other cool things.
Your Child can now get into a sitting position with little or no support, an ability that requires head and neck stability along with strength in the upper body. This new skill will give the little one a fresh perspective of the world and can make daily routines, such as meal and bath time, easier for parents.
How to support this development
You can help their children to get into a sitting position by holding them upright to sit on your lap. To help Your Child sit on the floor, use a pillow or cushion for support until the little one can sit up properly. Tools such as Bumbo seats can help to hold children upright but might delay them from developing the skill on their own.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (11 June 2021)