Parents tend to be a keen observer of their child’s overall development depending on her age and ability etc, But sometimes it also makes us anxious about milestones, a child has reached/not reached.
Milestone anxiety is real! We need to understand a few things if it is not possible to take away the stress.
1-Comparison at any age gives anxiety so avoid it.
2-Avoid listening to comments about your babies development until and unless by a specialist (most of the time it is in your best interest yet they cause a lot of anxiety/stress too)
3-Babies always don’t need our hands on them to help, just creating an environment will be a big help.
4-Let babies explore themselves and problem solve themselves and that’s the best way to learn.
5-Every child and family have their own journey, accept it.
6-There are age ranges for every milestone so it’s ok to wait!
7- Every child is unique and different, accept and respect the difference.
8-Few exercises that would help in achieving these goals are:
Rolling: Rolling and crawling are physical milestones, and happens more naturally. Although we know that rolling happens before crawling With doing mobility exercises in routine the aim is to make children mobile,
So keeping that intention in mind, we would obviously want the child to start crawling, as they will also gain strength and stamina in both upper and lower limbs with crawling, and this will also give them some sense of movement. But please be aware of the fact that none of the milestones can be achieved in just a few sessions.
We have to be patient and consistent with all the exercises suggested in the program. For rolling, You can use toys, mirrors, books, to engage her in the side-lying position.
Please allow the baby to spend roughly equal amounts of time on both sides of the body throughout the day.
Practising routine mobility: so what you do here is:
1. for few sessions you encourage a child to move with toys/goals/love/being with them on the floor etc. No towel, simply baby on tummy side
2. For general playtime, place baby on the tummy (instead of the back) and you can use the rolled-up towel under the chest as support to allow for more time on mob4s
3. Occasionally can keep her on both sides as well and encourage her to roll over.
Lastly, parents care and attention along with that well-fed, rested Baby can do micarcles.