From What Age Can A Baby Sit Without Help?

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Hello, my baby was born at 7 months 3 weeks with a weight of 2 kilos, and now is 11 months 1 week with a weight of 6.5 kilos .. But my child hasn’t been able to get up by himself to a sitting position without help and hasn’t also grown teeth … is it premature birth is the cause … then what is the age limit for children to sit alone … Thank you …

1 Answer:

Hello Snow

Thank you for asking

Growth and development of premature babies with LBW (low birth weight, less than 2500 grams) is often indeed a bit late compared to other babies born at term, with sufficient birth weight. Therefore, assessing growth and development in premature babies and LBW needs to be done in the right way, namely by a doctor or pediatrician.

Generally, babies can sit alone without assistance at around 5 to 10 months. However, to be able to get up on their own from a lying down to sitting position, often babies need more study time.

In premature babies, there are often two types of age, namely chronological age and age of correction. Chronological age is the baby's age calculated from the time he was born (in your baby, the chronological age is 11 months 1 week). Meanwhile, correction age is chronological age reduced by the number of weeks or months that were born earlier (in your baby, the correction age is 11 months 1 week less 5 weeks, ie 10 months).

If you view from the age of correction that has just stepped on 10 months, your baby is not yet able to rise to sit alone actually does not necessarily reflect a developmental delay. In addition, not even the growth of teeth at this age can also be considered normal entry.

You need to be vigilant if your baby is not teething at all after the age of 18 months or more. In addition, you also need to be vigilant if after 12 months of correction your baby has not demonstrated the ability to rise to sit alone. If you find this condition in your baby, you should check the condition directly to the nearest doctor or pediatrician. The doctor will conduct a thorough evaluation related to your baby's growth and development status according to the standardized standard. If there are symptoms of delay, then treatment will be given well and comprehensively.

At home, you can stimulate your baby's growth and development, namely by:

Encourage the baby to continue to play actively and indulge
Don't give baby a gadget
Let the baby play a lot on a comfortable, clean base, not too hard, not too soft
Give baby clothes that are comfortable, not too tight
Give the baby enough milk and healthy and nutritious MPASI (rich in calcium and phosphorus) so that stamina and endurance are maintained properly
Always clean the gums, tongue and oral cavity of the baby every bath and suckle
Give a baby teether

Hope this helps ...

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