The Ability To Move Infants Aged 7 Months.?
I have a 7 month old baby. thank God for being on his stomach and rolling over. but when on his stomach often the head falls and then straightened up again. His head fell straight again. Often like that. Is that okay for the baby’s head? Still classified as fair? Thank you
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Normally, babies can lift and support the weight of their heads from the age of 3 to 6 months or more. Of course, this ability is obtained by the baby in stages, from the beginning can only hold the head around 45 degrees, continue to 90 degrees, even more, and from the beginning can only hold the head for 1 to 5 seconds, then last longer and longer.
The condition of your baby who often falls head when held in a prone position at the age of 7 months can be a natural thing if it occurs after he was able to hold his head up long enough. Maybe, your baby dropped his head because he felt tired or indeed because he wanted to play on the base where he was trapped. You do not need to worry too much about this.
However, if you find that your baby is not able to hold his head up to more than 5 seconds at his current age, you can be vigilant and check the condition directly to the doctor or pediatrician specialist sub-specialist growth and development. The doctor will carefully evaluate other aspects of growth and development in your baby. That way, of course the doctor can judge whether the condition is still classified as normal or not. As for several conditions that can cause the baby's development is hampered, including a history of premature birth or LBW (low birth weight babies), a history of severe illness in early life that makes babies have to undergo treatment in hospital, neurological and / or musculoskeletal disorders, nutritional disorders, mental disorders, and so on. With this detection, of course the doctor can give your baby early treatment, so that its development goes better in accordance with the benchmark age.
In the meantime, what you can do is:
Stay calm, no need to compare the development of your baby with other people's babies
Stimulation continues the development of your baby, with many inviting him to play on a flat mat, not too soft, and not too hard
Do not hold the baby too often or sit him in the stroller, let the baby explore his own body to the maximum
Support your baby's development by giving them enough, healthy, and nutritious milk and feeding
Avoid carelessly doing baby massage
Hope this helps ...