Here’s the right age for your child to start to sit
When does your child become ready to sit? There’s no doubt that you truly long for that to happen. Sitting isa phase prior to walking; children usually start to go through this phase around 6 to 7 months of age, so make sure to share that experience with them joyfully and excitedly.
How your child starts to sit
Around 6 to 7 months of age
At this age, your child might be able to sit and might not be able to. It differs from one child to another.
During your child’s early months, they begin to learn a lot of things. But they’re unable to embark on different experiences at the same time. They might be able to sit on their highchair as early as the age of 6 months. However, they might not be able to sit, but they might grab and move things skilfully, or even eat sautéed vegetables using a spoon instead…
There’s no reason to feel anxious or force your child to sit before they’re ready to do so. It’s enough to encourage them and offer them help while they’re trying to do it. If they’re lying on their back and reaching out to you, then reach out to them with your fingers in return. That might help them lift their bodies up or sit up.
5 stages of sitting
1 After weeks have passed since giving birth, your child maintains the exact same position they’ve maintained in the womb. At this stage, children’s muscle mass is incapable of lifting their heads and the upper parts of their bodies. But children do move a lot,and prepare their bodies for the upcoming stage.
2 During the first 2 months, children try to turn around. At the end of this stage, children develop the ability to lift their heads for few moments while they’re lying on their back.
3 Between the third and the fourth months, children develop the ability to lift their heads and their torsos.
4 After a month has passed since the previous stage, children develop the ability to stabilize their torsos a little, and turn their heads to the right and left. This way, their spinal cord is strengthened enough to hold them upright, and they can sit now provided you surround them with pillows on both sides, as their heads or backs might bend onward.
5 Between the 6th and the 7th months, your child reaches the balancing stage with the growth of their nervous system. At this stage, children can sit, change their position and control their bodies as they want and with full confidence.