Sean is 11 weeks one day today, when am i supposed to start training him to sit, atleast on my laps?
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April - posted on 04/17/2012
You don't need to train him. He will do it when he is ready. Most babies are ready by 6 months. Some are ready by 4, but most fall into the 6-7 month category. Again, you don't need to help him "practice". He is biologically designed to do this when his body is ready to do it.
Dana - posted on 04/17/2012
He's a bit too early for sitting up. Just keep doing tummy time - where you lay him on his stomach for 5 minutes or so a couple times a day. Make sure to get down on the floor with him and keep him entertained so he's not bored, and he practices lifting his head some, looking around, and eventually pushing his chest off the floor. This will all take a bit of time though, maybe over the course of the next couple months. Once he's sitting up a bit easier in your arms and lap, you can get some kind of activity center where he's sitting up and playing, or a swing that allows him into more of a sitting up position.
You can't "train" them, but you can do things to practice and aid stomach muscle development, until it's time for him to officially sit up. Some kids do at 4 months old (rare), but most do it around 6-7 months old.
A great book that I recommend is, 'What to Expect The First Year'. It goes month by month with a loose idea of what your baby should be doing, will probably be able to do, and what they may possibly be able to do. I think it's a good guide to follow. Plus it's got about every answer to every question you may have.
The ladies gave great advice. Also, please do not force or rush your little boy before his body is ready. Some babies develop ftaser than others, others on the slower end. My son ht all of his milestones at the end of the "normal" spectrum range.
Right now at 11 weeks old, all he needs is lots of Mama hugs, cuddles, and snuggles. Do you wear him in a baby carrier, sling, mai Tai wrap? I highly reccommend one of those types of carriers.
Brittney - posted on 04/17/2012
I always sat my baby up in my lap for a few minutes everyday. It helped her find the muscles she would need to be able to sit up. You don't really need to train him, just help him along. Most babies sit up independently around 6 months, some earlier and some later. Mine sat up at 5 months and a friend of mines is sitting up at 4 months. Depends on the baby.
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