Observe the child in a sitting position on the floor.
Place the child in a sitting position on the floor. Make sure an adult is behind the child. Place interesting objects near the child.
The child sits without support briefly. When he falls forward, the arms extend to the floor to catch himself.
Demonstrate for parents how to provide a safe support system for the child in sitting, using a “Boppie” or other types of pillows. Explain the importance of having the child in this safe sitting position. It allows the infant greater access to the environment with both hands and arms and works on developing the infant’s trunk stability.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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