Encourage Your Baby's Muscle Development

Encourage Your Baby's Muscle Development
8m+
Gross motor

It is a myth that at this age your child doesn’t need any exercise. Infact, since most of the time your baby is sleeping, giving him an opportunity to exercise is very important. As said earlier, it aids his physical development in a very positive manner. Encourage physical movements that will aid in muscle development. Implement the idea of a crib gym. Put your baby on his stomach and loosen his muscles; try making him do some mild rolling exercises too. Let him reach, grasp and hold things as much as possible.Also, a child who is allowed to play lying in the crib ends up being a lot more happy child. Because exercising makes his body agile and the child ends up being more energetic and happy.

Apart from this allowing your child to be playful also aids in digestion and reduces problems related to colic and indigestion. So, allow your child to play and exercise as much as he likes. However, ensure the fact that he is not made to do it against his will. This will cause more harm than any good.