When your baby achieves a development milestone , it’s the most amazing thing. So when MSA sat up on his own for the very first time this weekend , I was so excited 😃
I basically squealed with excitement screaming to my husband ‘oh my gosh , look at him , he’s sitting on his own , all by himself (because of course , he needed context 🤣) there are no pillows , he’s doing it by himself! And then of course , I proceeded to test this and placed him on the bed and the floor to see if he stayed sitting up 🤪 coz that’s what moms do lol . It’s like we want things to happen but then when it does , we can’t believe it 🙄
MSA is 7 months old now and this is round about the time that babies will be sitting independently. It’s really important that you start tummy time quite early on so they get to exercise those little muscles as this helps them later on. Tummy time could be as simple as putting your baby on your chest and letting him pick his head up to look at you. Start very slowly and as he gets older, the time you spend doing this can increase.
I have also discovered that despite the numerous toys that this child has , he is OBSESSED with my phone and the dstv remote 🤔 I now hide these things or I’m sending weird WhatsApp’s to ppl, or trying to video call ‘em amongst other things 🤷🏽♀️ On a side note, if I show him a video it’s restricted to a few minutes. I do not want him to be accustomed to passively watching tv or other devices. I prefer reading books to him and showing him the pictures, allowing him to play with age appropriate toys and taking him outdoors.
If you are worried that your friends babies are reaching milestones before yours, remember that each baby is different and you have to give them time. There are times when you do need to see your Paed if they aren’t but this is in extreme cases.
Give your baby all the tools you can ( not literally , you know what I mean ) and they will get there on their own. ❤️ #countryroad #baby #babymilestones #7monthsold #babyboy #proudmom #babyfashion #babylove