(Français) Tenir et jouer assis

Partager

Before you begin

  • Loosen the baby’s diaper for comfort.
  • Dress the baby in comfortable clothing for freedom of movement.
  • Position the baby according to basic principles.
Holding the baby seated

Holding the baby seated


  • Bring the baby’s bottom all the way back so she’s sitting properly and not resting on her lower back. Readjust when needed.
  • Use your arm and the palm of your hand to support the baby.
  • Avoid holding the baby tightly with your fingertips, as the baby might find it uncomfortable.

stim3-5_postiassisgenoux_copie400

Sitting with support and playing on the floor

Sitting with support and playing on the floor

  • In sitting position, the baby has a wider range of vision and arm movement, and therefore, heightened interest in play.
  • Hold the baby against you, with your thighs supporting the baby’s hips and your hands holding the abdominal muscles.
  • Have a second person sit in front of the baby and play.
Rotation of the body in sitting – Part 1

Rotation of the body in sitting - Part 1

  • Make sure the baby is properly seated.
  • Encourage the baby to turn by waving a toy or touching his hand with a toy.
  • Give him time to react.

Rotation of the body in sitting – Part 2

Rotation of the body in sitting - Part 2

  • You can keep the baby steady by pressing your knees against his hips. This position allows for greater freedom of movement for the baby.

From sitting to tummy and back again

From sitting to tummy and back again

Sitting position to lying down on tummy

    • With your baby sitting, place one hand on the baby’s tummy.
    • Start moving the baby to one side.
    • Place your other hand on the baby’s bottom to guide the baby’s movement to lying down.
    • As the baby gets better at it, you can gradually stop offering help.

Sitting up from tummy position

  • Place one hand on the baby’s shoulder or tummy to guide the baby into sitting position.
  • Place your other hand on the baby’s hips to hold him steady.
  • Try to get the baby to use his arm for support.
  • To get a better idea of what this activity involves, try doing it yourself. As you lie down and sit up again, note the moves and how the weight is distributed.

Twisting the body

Twisting the body

  • Place the baby securely between your knees, pressing gently on his hips with your legs. This prevents the baby from falling backward or sideways. Once the baby’s muscles are stronger, you can just sit down beside him.
  • If your baby tends to throw himself backward, hold his tummy and press gently toward the floor, giving him the support he needs.
  • Watch the baby’s legs during this exercise. For the exercise to be effective, they should hardly be moving, if at all.
Nous rejoindre

Veuillez nous faire part de toute question ou commentaire et nous vous contacterons dans les plus brefs délais.