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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, 6-9m

Baby goes mobile

Mobility and Independence

By 6-9 months, babies typically master the art of crawling; the home and immediate surroundings are now ransacked in and out, becoming a veritable "research lab" for the little explorer.Your baby is now no longer dependent on you for every last need and desire, so the newfound mobility makes for a critical juncture in your baby's odyssey toward independence. Being able to move from one place to the next brings out babies' curiosity, nurtures their drive to learn and explore and is a source of pride and a sense of achievement.

Friendly Environment

An environment well prepared for the mobile baby conveys an important message to your baby: your parents embrace your independence and are happy about your accomplishments. By contrast, an environment that spells out 'NO' at every corner, is a source of fear and inhibition. Maintain a fine balance, and create an environment for your baby that is at once safe and encouraging.

Sitting and Standing

By the end of the ninth month, babies can sit up independently, which frees their hands for play and exploration. The ability to move from crawling to sitting and then back to crawling opens up a whole new world of discovery: babies can now reach whatever peaks their interest, and then sit up and explore it with both hands. When they've had enough, they can simplymove on to the next challenge - babies are now freer and more flexible. By the ninth month, many babies pull themselves up to a standing position by leaning on furniture, reaching for objects placed on it.

Tiny Tips

  • Dress your baby in comfortable clothing so it is easier to practice and perfect crawling techniques.
  • If possible, do without socks, or if necessary, dress your baby in very thin socks. This helps her integrate the soles of her feet and toes in the crawling process.
  • Give your baby wide-open spaces to practice crawling, free from dangerous obstacles.
  • Offer toys that move forward slowly to encourage her to try and follow it.

Milestones

  • Can now roll over in both directions and continues to rock back and forth and pivot. .
  • Sits without support when put into that position or may be able to sit alone. It is not recommend to leave babies in a seated position for prolonged periods if they are not getting into it on their own.
  • Shows the beginning signs of crawling and may later begin to crawl – either backwards or forwards.
  • Coordination between two hands begins. May be able to clap her hands, or bang two blocks together.
  • May be able to pull himself to a standing position, leaning on furniture.