19 Not Reaching For Objects

baby reaching to be held

Your baby should be reaching for mom, a toy, a sibling, or the cat between months 3 and 5 months. If by 6 months, you have tried everything you can (giving several different options) and you still cannot get baby to reach, it may be a cause for concern. The

development follows a pattern that builds on skills your baby has previously gained. Reaching is another very important milestone that should be watched closely. If the baby is not reaching for objects, she may need encouragement or extra help in order to help her reach these milestones. This may be a sign regarding a physical disability or a visual problem. Your baby can also have a fine motor delay. This is an issue that should not be ignored for too long. Babies who are developing normally will practice this hand-eye coordination on their own by taking interest in the world around them.

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