Babies Aged 6 Months Can Not Stomach?

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Hello, my child has started at the age of 6 months but how come he hasn’t been able to lie on his own stomach huh ?? if you bend your chest, are you lifting it up? How do you deal with it so that the child wants to lie on his stomach?

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Good development in infants has stages that are best achieved at a certain age. Developments assessed are gross motor, fine motor, communication, and social skills. But in general, every child has a varied time that depends on several things such as nutrition, stimulation from the environment, the condition of the child's body.


In babies who are generally at the age of 4 months, good gross motor development is characterized by the baby starting to be able to face down and lift his own head. With the development of fine motor skills is the ability to hold objects. And starting from the age of about 3 months the baby will begin to be able to communicate by laughing and socializing with attention to hand movements.


So if the mother will start to teach prone, this is appropriate and in accordance with the stages of infant motor development at the age of 4 months. Start by positioning your baby in a position leaning on the stomach (tummy time). Then the stimulation of his ability to tilt his body to the right and left and followed by the ability to look straight ahead and move his head and hands and feet. Snoring exercises for your little one are done regularly ie 2-3 times a day with a duration of 3-5 minutes so that the child feels comfortable and over time can become more frequent and longer duration.


During the exercise can be stimulated by inviting children to play as well as giving sounds or pats so that your child tries to find the source of the sound. You can also put a toy he likes with a variety of colorful colors around him so that your child will try to reach the toy.


Another thing that can be an alternative is the position of breastfeeding lying down and the baby in the prone position in the mother's chest and abdomen, such as the position at the initiation of early breastfeeding shortly after birth. Breastfeeding on a prone condition will increase muscle strength in the baby, thereby stimulating the ability to lie on his stomach. In addition this will provide warmth and strengthen the relationship between mother and child.


It should be noted a few things to start teaching on your stomach (tummy time) on your baby, namely:

prepare a clean base as a place for stomach
Always watch your mother's child and pay attention to the comfort response
don't push the process too much for the child to enjoy this process


Stages of the development of your child can be adjusted to the table of development (milestone) of babies from the Indonesian Pediatric Association, but that does not mean it is something that must be really appropriate because every child has a varying development time.


But if the developmental stage is delayed up to 2-3 months from the age of the mother needs to start alert and you should consult the condition with a pediatrician.


Thus the information we can convey. May be useful. Thank you

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