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7 Elements - Baby Development

Take a look at the 7 Elements System Tiny Love's step-by-step baby development guide

  •   Cognition
    The mental process through which we understand the world around us; learning, remembering, drawing conclusions and more.
    Cognition
  •   EQ
    The social and emotional skills that make up our character and enable us to function and interact with others.
    EQ
  •   Fine Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s small muscles enables baby to grasp objects, perfect hand-eye coordination, speak and more.
    Fine Motor Skills
  •   Gross Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s large muscles facilitates head lifting, rolling over, crawling, sitting, walking and more.
    Gross Motor Skills
  •   Imagination & Creativity
    The skills that allow us to produce images, ideas, thoughts and even feelings that do not exist in reality and account for our ability to improvise and solve problems.
    Imagination & Creativity
  •   Language & Communication
    The ability to communicate thoughts and emotions both verbally and non-verbally, sharing our world with others.
    Language & Communication
  •   Senses
    Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste enable us to gather and process information from the world around us
    Senses

Gross Motor Skills, 1-3m

First Seeds of Control and Intention

First Seeds of Control and Intention

Babies' practice yields fruit, so by now their muscles are much stronger, the limbs straighter, and they gradually relinquish the fetal position, replacing it with a more relaxed posture. Movements are now smoother and more elongated, and are seemingly better "organized" and intentional, yet they are still largely dominated by reflexes.

From Reflex to Intention

Babies now begin to strike at toys and objects. Initially, these movements are random: your baby would extend the hand and make contact with a toy, and the toy’s movement or sound would trigger your baby to move the eyes toward it. This sequence marks the first stage of the development of eye-hand coordination. By the end of the third month, babies' reflexes become less dominant, making way for greater control and intention, so they begin to striker at toys purposely.

Head Lifting

Although the head is still quite heavy, babies continue to practice head lifting; by the end of the third month, they should be able to raise the head while leaning on the chest.

Tiny Tips

  • To make it easier for your baby to lift her head and chest, lay her on a firm, soft surface when she is awake.
  • Dress your baby in soft, comfortable, unrestrictive clothing so it is easier to roll over and move.
  • Place stimulating toys to your baby’s sides, in front of her hands, to encourage her to extend her arms to reach it and move toward it.

Milestones

  • In the prone position, baby can raise his head while leaning on his chest.
  • On his back, the random leg and arm movement eventually becomes more controlled.
  • At 3 months, begins to intentionally reach for objects.