Angle Baby Raising (7)- Gross Motor Movements

Angle Baby Raising (7)- Gross Motor Movements

I often hear people say that babies are most tired before they turn 3 years old. In fact, tired will certainly be tired, but the first three years of baby's growth is also the happiest three years. "Only the love of parents in this world points to parting", and I'm afraid that the time period of a child's life when he or she is most attached to his or her mother and father is also these three years. In the blink of an eye, the baby will grow up. They have their own playmates and circles, and the distance between them and their mom and dad is slowly being pulled apart by their independence.


In the first three years, the first year is the most surprising year for mom and dad. You will see your baby smile for the first time, roll over for the first time, crawl for the first time, and talk for the first time. Every day, you will be surprised to find out that your baby has acquired new skills and you want to let the world know about it. You'll become sharents. This kind of joy can only be understood after becoming a mother.


1 The first stage characteristics (0-3 months)



0-1mo: raising head slightly. Waving arms and legs.


1-2mos: turns head to track objects. Head can be lifted briefly. Feet become strong.


2-3 mos: holding head up for longer periods of time. Begins to interact somewhat with people.

At 3 months of age get skills.

At 3 months of age get skills.

Recognize different faces and sounds.

Smile when seeing people or hearing sounds.

Interested in more complex objects.

Respond to unfamiliar faces.

Better mastery of head movements.

Motor coordination improves.

Reach out and grasp objects.



From birth onwards, you can let your baby lie down for a while every day. From 5 minutes each time once a day, slowly extend to 15 minutes each time. Two or three times a day. Some babies are not happy to lie down, a lie on the cry, parents do not want to let the baby lie down, so that the child's cervical spine, arms have been exercised not in place, limiting the baby's motor development.


Some interesting clips from Ethan.

1 month frowning like a gangster every day.

2 months will be smiling at people, throwing winks, like kicking feet and waving hands, love to play fitness blanket.

3 months will express dissatisfaction aggression, start to stuff things into the mouth, enter the oral appetite stage.


2 The second stage characteristics (4-6 months)


3-4 months: Lifting head and shoulders for long periods of time. Rolling over and prepare to roll over.


4-5 months: Rolling over in one direction. Sitting briefly when supported.


5-6 months: To be ready to crawl and likes to make sounds. Sometimes sit unsupported for a while and roll over in both directions.


Skills to acquire at 6 months of age.

Grasping small objects.

Turns head to find source of sound.

Teething and making simple sounds.

Eating solid foods, sometimes less than normal.

Playing alone for a while.

Chewing on various objects.

Rolling over on their own.

Using their hands to explore the world.



Spread soft cushions in the room, pay attention to the corners of the furniture, soft wrap, hide the power cord, easy to swallow items put away, you can use the monitor. Don't in a hurry to let the baby sit, to spare the baby more lying down, you can use some toys to encourage the baby to crawl forward.


Some interesting clips from Ethan.

4 months a roar began to roll over, only to the right, began to grasp toys, like hand rattles, chew gum. Enter the sleep regression period.

At 5 months old, she likes to use her mouth to make a "poof" sound and can roll over on her left and right side. Likes to look in the mirror. Begins to recognize faces and sounds.

At 6 months, they explore their own bodies, throw things, fling their arms, chew on their feet, start to recognize their own bodies and enter the separation anxiety period.


3 The third stage characteristics (7-9 months)


6-7 months: independent unsupported sitting for a while, able to stand for a moment with support.


7-8 months: transfers objects from one hand to the other, develops fine finger movements, can shift from crawling to sitting


8-9 months: Finger movements and interest in distant objects.


At 9 months of age get skills.

Looks for distant and out-of-sight objects.

Attempts to imitate speech teething.

Crawls and moves more independently.

Begins to grasp objects and tries to understand their use.



Lock cabinet doors securely and keep high places away from people Begin to pay attention to oral cleaning after teething Keep the floor clean. Don't wrap your baby in clothes that make it hard for him to stretch, dress in clothes that allow him to move flexibly, and encourage him to crawl more.


Some interesting clips from Ethan.

7 months likes to grab things from adults' hands. Likes to tear paper. Begins to teethe. Crawls quickly. Responds to adults calling his name. Can occasionally sit up on his own for support. He is entering a language sensitive period.


4 The forth stage characteristics (10-12 months)


9-10 months: smoother fingertip movements. Stands independently in a flash. Increased movement. Puts items into boxes. Grasp the items accurately that he wants .


10-11months: Longer independent battle standing. Place items in the correct position according to shape.


11-12months: Expresses what he wants and begins to walk.


At 12 months of age get skills.

Looking for the items that he wants.

When you call him from another room, he can come to you.

Says simple words like "Daddy" and "Mommy" clearly.

Learns to walk.

Pointing out where he wants to go.



Walking barefoot at home at first, but if you wear shoes, make sure you buy good quality walking shoes. Walkers are banned in France, so you can choose a stroller.



Some misconceptions.

  1. It is not the case that the earlier the development of large movements, the better.

The above characteristics only represent the average. It is very normal for each baby to develop at a different time. The early and late development of movement does not represent any problem, and it is not easy to question your baby's development level and ability just because your baby is lagging behind in a certain item. If you think there is an abnormality, please go directly to the hospital and consult a professional pediatrician, do not make assumptions or jump to conclusions.


  1. Parents and elders are too sensitive.

Some elders and parents are too sensitive. They can't let the baby suffer a little "aggravation". They can not stand the baby a little cry or grunt. Instead, it limits the baby's own healthy development. In fact, in most cases, the child is not as fragile as we think, the baby is learning to crawl and sit and stand, the occasional bump is perfectly normal. You can't let your baby go to sports because of a little bump. In fact, the development of motor function is good, sleep and eating will enter a virtuous cycle.


  1. safety awareness is not clear.

Some elders and parents are very concerned about their babies though.They are afraid that their babies will hurt themselves when they exercise. But in reality, they should be the right safety awareness instead very weak. For example, they do not pay attention to the safety protection of the facilities at home.They are afraid that their babies will hurt themselves when they exercise. But in reality, they should be the right safety awareness instead very weak. For example: they do not pay attention to the safety protection of the facilities at home.  Use the reduction of restricting the baby's movement as a way to prevent the baby from being hurt.In the escalator, on the road, in the fast-moving car and other scenarios, holding a lucky choice to hold the child rather than ride the safer stroller, safety seat, etc..  The problem of accidental swallowing and swallowing is caused by feeding children food that adults eat. This phenomenon is more likely to occur in older elders. Younger parents are sometimes too busy working for the sake of family harmony to turn a blind eye to such issues of principle. Giving in to the principle of the issue. This is a hidden danger for the safety of children.

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