Walking is a gross motor milestone most parents anticipate. Never mind if it means having to chase after baby more often. Reaching that milestone is one major indicator that baby is growing – and developing – as they should. Muscle development tends to progress from head to toe. Babies gain head control first, then develop arm strength and build up their leg muscles last.
Here are some home ideas from certified occupational therapists that will give your baby’s legs a good workout.
To encourage your babies to move, put them on their tummies on a safe, clean, play mat. Place their favorite toy slightly beyond reach so they make an effort to retrieve it.
Your baby has to use their trunk muscles to sit up, so give him lots of opportunities to practice and develop...Read More