By now your tiny tot’s motor skills must have developed to an impressive extent. His muscles are no longer jerky and the movements are relatively well co-ordinated.
What you need to know
This is the perfect time for you to introduce your little one to new stimuli, especially through play. This could be through an upgrade either in the toys or the environment. You could buy him toys that are slightly more complex than previous or include books in his play time. You could also try taking him out for a stroll or even to the balcony.
What you can do
He can also be placed on his tummy under supervision and proper care. This will encourage him to use his arms and legs, and lift his head high. He may also use his arms for support. Wait for your doctor’s green signal before you begin, especially if your little one was born prematurely.
It is important that you don’t have high expectations of his abilities, every child is unique and if he hasn’t been able to lie on his tummy so far, he will catch up when he is ready. Don’t push him too much, it may result in pain or injury.