How To Safely Help Your Baby Sit

How To Safely Help Your Baby Sit

Is your baby gaining more physical control? Your little one may have mastered sitting and may try to twist, lean forward and shift from side to side. Get more tips on how to help your baby practice these movements.

Your baby has gradually been gaining more physical control of herself and, at eight months old, she's a masterful sitter. She's able to twist around, lean forward, and shift from side to side. Encourage her to stretch her muscles and hone her new skills by putting a favorite toy just out of reach so she can practice twisting and leaning.

All hands on deck

Get ready to be more on the ball than ever. Babies find everything, so if you haven't really childproofed yet, now's the time. Get down on your hands and knees and look around your home for potential problems. Make sure that:

  • All cleaning solutions are stored out of your child's reach.
  • All electrical outlets are covered.
  • Door blocks are installed on all the low cupboards in your house, including those in the bathroom.
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My daughter is only 5 months and she rolls all over the house. I baby proofed before she was even born!

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Alaura91214 7/18/2015

I wish I had seen this a few months ago! My daughter was good at learning to sit, but her balance as she learned to manuever herself around, crawl, stand, and currently trying to walk has been horrible! She's getting so ahead of herself and I just wish I'd made sure her balance with sitting was perfected before she moved into the next stages! I thought I did what I was suppose too, but you'll be surprised what you learn as you go! Especially for all of us 1st time mommies!!!


kyla marie 6/30/2015

Good suggestions, I feel like a few things are missing from this article...

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