At 12 months
At 12 months, your child may take his very first independent step. Independent walking is a very important milestone. It represents a new phase of the child’s development, being independent from caregiver and able to explore new things on his own that used to be out of reach. With the new found skill, he will be a more confident baby. He will be constantly challenging his walking and balance skills on different terrians and falling occasionally. It is definitely alright to fall, as no baby can learn how to walk without falling.
As walking balance improves, your child will be able to multitask. He will be able to walk and hold his favourite toy at the same time. He will also be learning to lower himself from standing into sitting position with increasing control.
Your child has been perfecting the basic gross motor skills for the past 18 months and is now ready for more advance skills. He will be able to climb up the staircase with assistance, a step at a time. He will be able to kick a ball in standing, although with a poor sense of direction. He will be able to walk fast, and attempting to run. This is the age that you can introduce your child to a tricycle, or a balance bike.
18 months is usually considered the cut off month for a child learning to walk independently. If your child is still not walking independently at this stage, you may want to seek an expert opinion on your child’s motor development.
- Gross Motor Milestone Brochure
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Infant Massage class is a great way to know other families. It is a fun filled experience for parents to share their delights and problems encountered while taking care of baby. Babies also get a chance to socialise and interact with other babies.
Infant massage class is designed for infants 0-12mths old. However, upon learning the massage skill, infant massage can be done on children all the way to adolescent. As the child grows, techniques and strokes are changed accordingly to accommodate for change in size.
Why learn Infant Massage from Kids Home Therapy?
Infant massage class at Kids Home Therapy is conducted by paediatric physiotherapist who is experienced in handling babies from premature to special needs. Besides teaching the strokes, valuable parenting tips will be shared and topics on child development will be covered. Infant massage class at Kids Home Therapy is not only about the massage strokes; it is also about equipping parents with better child care knowledge.
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