Infant Motor Development During the First Year of Life

Motor development is the gradual process by which a child gains use and coordination of the large muscles of their legs, trunk, and arms as well as the smaller muscles of their hands. “Growing” and “developing” are two distinct but interlinked processes.

The Therapist’s Advice:

As a therapist, it’s my job to tell you the truth about a common practice: Why You Shouldn’t Make Your Baby Sit Up or Walk Before They Start Doing So Unsupported - and to offer you alternatives to help with your baby’s development.