Here is a fun way to make the most out of baby’s fast disappearing grasp reflex and encourage her back and leg muscle development too.
Place baby on her back on a soft and non-slip surface, such as the carpeted floor or a rug. While you sit at her feet, encourage baby to grasp your fingers. As she does, use your own hands to hold on nice and tight and slowly pull her up to a sitting position.
Make encouraging and happy sounds as she makes it to the sitting position, then repeat, this time challenging her to stand. She will love this game, and soon won’t want to lie down again!
This is a great way for baby to see the world from a different vantage point, sitting or standing up, rather than just lying down most of the time which is why she’ll be delighted especially when she sees and hears your encouragement.