When an infant wants to be picked up and their hands raise up to meet you. When they’re crawling and the reach far out to grab something – this is extension. When a child needs things brought to him. When you go to pick up a baby and right when they lift their arms past the height of the shoulder – they slouch and are very ‘heavy’ to pick up. These are small warning signs that the skeletal system is not doing its proper job. This leads us to the next warning sign.
in Sitting to Standing – are you trying to prop your baby and they just kind of ‘roll’ or fall back down. Sitting up seems harder than usual. Transitioning skills lack coordination or attempts.
Babies don't Slouch. It’s that simple. A baby who doesn’t sit up can’t work its body properly and can’t work the room. This adds to the last delay.
A child is curious and ‘works the room’ or you find a parent saying, “He doesn’t miss a trick.” When all of the above are starting to develop in a child’s nervous system, he can’t or won’t use his side vision.
The following warning signs are about movement in your babies system. A baby, or anyone for that matter, only learns what it is exposed to. They do not have a milestone calendar in their heads leading them through development.
Development will be hindered if a child cannot twist their body from their head to their feet. Rolling over is a perfect example of this. Simply take a set of keys and move them around