Learning to sit

  • Infants are born with a very rudimentary ability to briefly lift the head when supported in sitting position. Over the course of the next  6-8 months learn to maintain the head erect and extend the trunk when when supported in sitting, then learn to sit with arm support and finally to sit independently, reach in all direction and transition to prone kneeling. 

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  • W 7m2w sitting 3_1.jpgAt 7 months Will's sitting balance has improved and he has started to reach in all directions. 

  • W 3m PTS 1.jpgThe pull-to-sit maneuver provides a good measure of the infant's neck muscle strength as well as the development of effective anticipatory postural responses.