Development In Infants 8 Months?
Hello. I want to ask, my daughter is 8 months old, with a body weight of 7.3 kg and a length of 72 cm … Until now I can not sit alone, and rarely face down, but if facedown sometimes can lie flat on its own … And if can not stand, because tiptoe, do not want to tread … His body condition is very flexible … What can I do ?? The fontanel is still loose, does it affect the growth and development ?? thank you
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First of all, you need to know that the stages of a child's development can vary. Most children can sit alone without support at the age of 7 months, but if at the age of 8 months children still have to be supported when sitting, the condition can still be said to be normal. If until the age of 9 months the child still needs to be supported while sitting, then you must take your child to the pediatrician for further examination. To be able to help your child sit alone, it is better not to hold the child too often and place the child on the floor which is covered by the mattress in the prone position (face down) more often. Prone can help strengthen the muscles of the upper body (including the trunk muscles that are useful to support the child sitting).
At this age you may stand up for your child while holding his body. However, you should not expect children to stand at this age because most children do not reach the stand-alone stage at the age of 8 months. Hold the child's body in the armpit area, stand up until his feet touch the floor, then let your child jump up and down in your custody. This exercise can help children strengthen their leg muscles.
Regarding the flexible body, this is certainly very normal for babies because the baby's joints are much more flexible than adults. Meanwhile, the new large fontanel will close between the ages of 9-18 months. If at this age the crown is still soft, it is very normal.
If indeed there are certain things that you are worried about your child's development, consult with your pediatrician so that you can be examined directly on the child.
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