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Activities to support your baby's movement

All babies develop at different rates. The information below aims to give you ideas to help your baby develop skills through play and exploring the world around them. 

Your baby will then start using walls and furniture to get around. This is referred to as cruising. As your baby becomes more mobile make sure your home is completely baby proof and all furniture is secure.

Learning to move

Learning to sit

Learning to crawl

Learning to stand

Learning to walk

Baby equipment

Your baby will need to go in a car seat, baby seat, or other type of baby equipment at some time during the day.

We recommend that you avoid leaving your baby in a baby seat for longer than 30 minutes, unless you are travelling. This is because they restrict your baby from moving freely.

We also recommend that the use of baby walkers and door bouncers is limited to no more than 15 minutes at a time. Equipment that supports a baby in a standing position does not help your baby learn to walk. It can give an unnatural experience of standing and has been shown to be unsafe.


Who can help

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s development, a health professional in our team will be able to offer advice and support.

You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 or Text Us on 07520 649887 to start a conversation.

Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm (excluding bank holidays).

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