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Babies always begin to grow while they are in the uterus where most of the organs become much developed only to be induced to the environment which hosts the baby. Infant stages for the baby enable rapid growth and development of many organs which must come to help the baby while responding to the surrounding requirements such as eyeing moving objects, responding to giggles and so much more which goes on around the baby.
The body senses and behavior of the baby is much guided by too much reflex in the first three months but after this the baby develops more purposeful movements which come in to replace the reflexes in the baby’s body. While the baby continue to gain more strength and possess more coordination within the muscles of the body then she gains more senses of exploring what is existing within the surrounding and also can manipulate all the objects presented to her and each rising day there is a lot of movement by the baby. These are good signs for the baby’s growth and development which signifies the best and healthy body functioning which must be maintained by the mothers and other people taking good care of them.
In most cases fine motor skills are those which require the baby to have specific coordination of most small muscles in the body. Examples of fine motor skills include such acquisitions of the hand-eye coordination which are often the first skills evident in any baby. These initial skills act like the key to the baby’s life into the surrounding as she can now control the eye and hence get the clear impression of what is ahead of her.
On the other hand developmental skills called gross motor are those skills which are governed by the stronger and larger muscles of the body. These skills will help the baby in sitting, crawling, holding the baby’s head up and also walking.
The baby acquires such skills at different stages of life and fine motor skills are very necessary during the earlier stages of the baby while the gross motor skills follow to ensure that the continuing growth of the body system does not get compromised by anything in the surrounding as it allow the baby to move along and use more muscle which also mean more exercises for fitness.
However, the growth and development of the baby occurs in a very orderly manner which has a predictable sequence on the path it initiates with; for some they may take the normal time to grow most organs in their bodies while others may come early and worst some come late which tend to put more worries to many parents. The babies must not be compared in their pattern of development because during birth every baby has the pattern of growth defined and there should be no problem about it. Therefore comparing one child to another will go on suppressing the parent’s thoughts for nothing as all the babies have different styles of achieving all they want in their baby life.
For many babies many developments such as another one walking at earlier age of nine months may scare other parents and they should avoid such because there are other special talents and gifts which other babies portrayed to be slow may have over the other fast ones. For example another baby may be best now in being very keen on special features whereas the other baby who is walking already has not reach there yet. Thus due to this, parents must enjoy what their babies have and avoid being negative by allowing their wild emotions to drive them faster than their baby’s development which comes in its pace.
The major physical development of the baby starts within their inner bodies and moves outward to the other parts. For instance muscular development starts from the head and then goes on to progress to the baby’s toes. Also the flow of strength of the limbs always begins at those areas closest to the body for example the baby will start to move her shoulder before the wrists. Such elements like moving the hand and also manipulating the fingers will then come last. Finally fine motor responses are very general at initial stages but with some added growth of say three months the response to a given scenario will mean more to the baby and taking away the object in their hands or close to them will be like snatching that which belongs to them by force.
Among the gross motor skills the baby is often born with her head being heavier than the body and so the baby will attempt to gain adequate control of the head which require a lot of balancing to be done. Also the baby will attempt to sit as more strength is gained and which continue to flow to the hips. At about four months of the baby’s life she can sit for about fifteen minutes while being supported and at the age of about six months the baby is able to sit well while placed on a flat surface with her legs apart which help her in gaining the necessary body balance.
Babies can start rolling at about three to four months of age; that neck reflex continue to fade so that when the baby moves the head this does not extend to the arms. However, the weight of the baby assist in gaining this rotational feature and after a few weeks of rolling over the baby is able to rotate in all directions without any difficulty arising.
Crawling may be seen at the same time the baby starts to learn how to sit. Crawling by babies will take different positions as others will prefer to use their buttocks to move while in their sitting positions and for others they will jump into walking just like that. Finally at about eight months on average the baby starts to stand while supporting the body by holding on to other objects while at the same time cruising and walking along.