Sitting Up Stage

Sitting Up Stage

Sitting Up (Turning over ~ Sitting up) Stage

The moment baby can turn over, his body will gain muscle strength and it wont be long until he can sit up on his own. Even at first he can't do it without his mother's help, eventually he will be able to sit up on his own. His field of vision will be wider and baby's world will grow much larger! Turning over, sitting and other body movements using the belly area will intensify. He's moving a lot you might wonder if the diaper he is using is too tight.

Development Approximate Weight: 6~14kg

Body overall

Baby can hold his head up completely and pretty soon he will be able to sit up. His body is getting sturdier which makes him easier to hold.


Baby's legs are getting stronger and he will soon start kicking around. When held up by his parents, he may start to bounce up and down on their knees.


If you lay the baby down, he will be able to push up his arms and lifts his head.Soon, he will learn to turn himself over.


He'll gain dexterity and be able to grab toys and hit on things.

Waist & back

Baby's backbone and the muscles that support it are starting to develop. He will be able to sit in a leaning position and eventually will be able to sit on his own. His sitting position will gradually become more stable over time.


Tooth may start to appear in some babies around this time,starting in the front, either at the top or bottom.


Baby's metabolism is very active now. His nails and hair are growing quickly. He can cut or scratch himself with his nails so make sure to trim them frequently. Be careful not to let baby's hair get so long, it may cause ear rash or eczema. Be sure to check baby's nose and ears and take care of them. At this stage, baby produces a greater amount of urine so be sure to change his diapers frequently to avoid rashes in his bottom. Growth is fast so diapers that fit fine yesterday maybe tight today. Make sure the gathers around the waist and leg openings are not constricting or causing rash. It is important to keep the skin clean and moisturize.

Breastfeeding, formula & solid foods

Breastfeeding, formula & solid foods Pretty soon, baby will start showing interest in adult's food. This is a sign he is ready to start eating solid foods. Exploring different food flavor's and shapes are all first-time experience for baby, it will take a while to get used to it. Move gradually and match baby's pace. Once he is used to creamy foods, move on to paste-like foods that are soft enough for his tongue. If he tries lots of different flavors when he is little, he'll be less of a picky eater later on. Even though he's starting on solid foods, the amount of milk he drinks will be the same so give him as much as he wants. Use solid foods to supplement the nutrition that he's not getting enough with milk alone.


Once baby can sit up and his body becomes sturdier, he can sit in a baby chair made for the bath, making bath time with mama and papa more fun. His hair may also grow a lot, so be sure to shampoo his hair thoroughly to avoid getting a heat rash on his scalp. Use a baby shampoo that rinses well and won't sting the eyes, and you won't have to worry. Once he gains strength in his legs, when you pick him up he may extend his legs and lose his balance, so be careful.

So before getting in the bath, be sure to check and adjust the temperature of the bathroom and the water.

Clothing changes

Once baby can turn himself over, anything that obstructs his movements will give him stress. Lightweight fabric and simple styles will make it easier for baby to move and easier for mama to care for him. He'll want to sit, clap his hands, play with toys, move his arms freely, and use his hands, so keep the sleeves short. If they're too long, roll them up.

So baby's basic outfit should be something easy to move in, like lightweight overalls or a t-shirt and pants.

A baby's day

If you feed baby well before bed time, he may sleep soundly until morning without waking up at night.Baby will spend more time awake during the day to give him more time for play. So make baby's day time active and get him to sleep early at night, setting up a regular pattern of activity.

The moment baby can sit up by himself for long periods of time, soon, he may start making crawling motions.

update : 19.09.2017

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