How can I help my baby reach for toys?

What to do if baby is not reaching milestones?

Talk to Your Child’s Doctor

As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns.

How can I help my baby reach milestones?

Try giving baby a quick massage after changing her diaper. Sing a little song to baby as you change her diaper or play some music. Tickle her toes and smile at baby. If you’re sitting to fold laundry or to talk to friends in a living room, let baby lie down near you free of any equipment so she can explore.

What kinds of toys are good for a baby trying to grasp?

I advocate for simple grasping toys. Cut paper towel or toilet paper tubes make great early grasping toys. Cut them into rings about 1-2” wide and place them in a low basket or pan. Ribbon strips are easy grasping toys (with close supervision, of course – eyes on baby within arm’s reach).

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What age does a baby hold a rattle?

At age 3-6 months babies are able to grasp toys and love baby rattles that make noise. From 6-9 months babies are developing the ability to master new fine motor skills. With this increased dexterity, babys like toys that are interactive with buttons, music, and lights they can command.

How do you tell if your baby is behind?

Signs of a Physical Developmental or Early Motor Delay

  1. Delayed rolling over, sitting, or walking.
  2. Poor head and neck control.
  3. Muscle stiffness or floppiness.
  4. Speech delay.
  5. Swallowing difficulty.
  6. Body posture that is limp or awkward.
  7. Clumsiness.
  8. Muscle spasms.

Do babies with cerebral palsy smile?

Social and Emotional Milestones

Emotional and social milestones are not always as easy to assess, but delays in these can also indicate a child has cerebral palsy or another developmental disorder. A 2-month old baby should be able to smile at people and use simple self-calming techniques.

Why is my baby not reaching for things?

She may be naturally hesitant to reach for new things (like adults, some babies are just a bit more shy than others), or she just may not have been presented with something that piqued her interest enough to grab for it — yet.

At what month baby can sit?

At 4 months, a baby typically can hold his/her head steady without support, and at 6 months, he/she begins to sit with a little help. At 9 months he/she sits well without support, and gets in and out of a sitting position but may require help. At 12 months, he/she gets into the sitting position without help.

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How can I tell if my baby is intelligent?

Thirty Early Signs That Your Infant or Toddler is Gifted

  • Born with his/her “eyes wide open”
  • Preferred to be awake rather than asleep.
  • Noticed his/her surroundings all the time.
  • Grasped the “bigger picture” of things.
  • Counted objects without using his/her fingers to point to them.

When should babies stop wearing Swaddles?

When to Stop Swaddling Your Baby

‌You should stop swaddling your baby when they start to roll over. That’s typically between two and four months. During this time, your baby might be able to roll onto their tummy, but not be able to roll back over. This can raise their risk of SIDs.