Master head control

My baby is still struggling to master head control. She is 3 months old. Are there any techniques or exercises I can do to encourage development?

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Head control tips

I have a few head control tips that can help. Although some babies do manage this earlier it can often take up to 4 months before your baby had enough strength of muscle to have full control of her head when in a sitting position. Full control may not occur until about 6 months as the muscle s gradually get stronger.

Placing baby on her tummy with something interesting to see will encourage her to lift her head. Baby should be able to lift her head to about 45 degrees and to turn from one side to the other.

Another way to strengthen the necessary muscles is to lie baby on her back, taking her hands and gradually pull her up for a few seconds before slowing lowering her.

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