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My 6 1/2 month old son is behind on his gross motor skills. Any suggestions for exercises or games to help stengthen his upper body?

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quinns08

Asked by quinns08 at 1:55 PM on Feb. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • more tummy time?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Yep, more tummy time will build arm strength and core muscle strength. Sitting in a Bumbo seat or an Exersaucer/Jumperoo type toy will also help build core strength.

    And remember that all kids are slightly different. The main strength thing that most kids this age can do is rolling over. About half the kids this age are learning to sit without support - that means that half aren't. And a few kids this age are beginning to crawl - but that means most aren't yet.
    http://www.babycenter.com/0_milestone-chart-1-to-6-months_1496585.bc
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:47 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

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