Your Sitter


Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to a time of exploration, when your child starts to see her surroundings from an entirely new perspective—sitting upright. Sitting up helps strengthen your Sitter's muscles, especially those in her hands. So look out as she starts to investigate everything within her reach.  

At this stage your Sitter is discovering the consequences of her actions. She’ll raise her arms to see if you’ll pick her up. She’ll drop things on the floor to see if you’ll come and get them. She may also try to pick things up with one hand, rather than two, and hold them or put them into her mouth—so keep that in mind when you’re choosing toys.
You may have already started infant cereals and single fruit and vegetable baby food by now, so it may be time to introduce new tastes and combinations.


Don’t worry if your little one isn’t developing at the same rate as others at this stage; she’ll master it all on her own time. If you’re ever concerned about your child's development, talk to your pediatrician.

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Sitter nutrition & food choices