Your Child’s neck muscles are now stronger, and the little one is able to raise the head during tummy time.
Once children can raise their heads, they will soon be able to start rolling or sitting.
How to support this development
Tummy time or putting Your Child in the prone position is probably the best way to help train and strengthen the neck muscles, as well as muscles of the upper body (chest and shoulders). In addition, you can also have Your Child sit on your lap so that the little one can observe the environment, or use a toy to lead the little one’s sight up and down. Looking up and down or left and right to see what’s happening is a good natural way to help train all the critical muscles.
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.
Sources: 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)