A Foolproof Way To Ensure Best Baby Development
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Best baby development is one thing every parent wants for
their child... a good integrated, well functioning baby.
So where do we start?
Some years ago a few brain development specialists
discovered that there is a direct link between baby mobility and brain
development... of course, the better the mobility the more the brain
development. One of their important findings is that the physical condition of
your baby is foremost to brain development and formation of learning potential.
Stated differently, ensuring
your child's physical development is the foundation for ensuring best baby
development. And it all starts by tracking your child's physical development
against the baby
One of the very first noticeable signs that
your baby's development is on
track is... proper head support and control.
It's also a very important milestone that influences the progress of all further
development. And it's a "self-correcting" milestone, meaning that you will
immediately know when everything isn't right.
Without proper head control your baby is NOT likely to roll, sit, crawl, stand or
But very few parents are aware of this milestone and its importance. Nor do they
take extra effort to ensure that their child properly masters it.
They simply assume they are already giving the best baby development. And
everything is always OK.
But here's something even more important...
Mastering Good Baby Head Support Is Only Part Of The Solution
Your baby needs to master the ability to hold her head upright and move it from
side to side to look at nearby things at a very specific age. So, it's
not as if she can take her time to reach this milestone.
By 8 weeks about 50% of all babies can lift their heads to look ahead when lying
on the floor. And 70% of them can do so by 10 weeks. And by 14 weeks 90% of them
can easily do so.
10 Weeks is a great time to judge how well your child is
If she doesn't have good head support at around 10 weeks it's still not
something to get too worried about. But it definitely shows you that development
is a bit slow.
Ten weeks is a great time to seriously encourage your baby to master head
Stimulating Good Head Control
"How do I do that?"... I can already hear you ask.
Easiest and most effective is to encourage
tummy lying. Place your baby on her
tummy on a mat or on the floor. Encourage her by getting down and talking to
her, making sounds and even placing colorful toys in the near vicinity.
This is a very simple, yet one of the best ways to encourage and stimulate good
Another great way is not to support her head all the time when holding her. But
take care when doing so. Obviously the idea is also to encourage and stimulate
her to master head control - not to injure her.
Here's a simple 4-Step Baby Head Support Program
Always encourage your baby to spend lots of time on her
Look and judge head control at around 10 weeks
Seriously encourage head control if she hasn't mastered it by 10 weeks
or speak to your doctor if she still hasn't mastered it at 12 weeks
Once you know how important good head control and support is for best baby
development, you'll realize the
importance of constantly judging your child's progress. For information on
ensuring best baby development,
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