Saturday, May 31, 2008

Alex - Now Self Entertaining

Alex has finally reached the stage of his life where he can sit and play quietly by himself. About 3 weeks ago, he figured out how to sit on his own. This is not to say that he can get from lying position to sitting. Only that if we put him in a sitting position, he doesn't tip over... very much.

Alex Using Folding Chair

The next phase of the child training is to reduce the number of times that I have to get up to put Alex back into the sitting position after he tips over. Fortunately Will is very interested in this task. He will grab both of Alex's hands and pull him back into a sitting position. However, he doesn't understand that Alex has to get his balance back before he lets go. So typically Alex ends up tipping over again.

And, to answer the eternal question... how does Alex's development compare to Will's at this age? It seems to me that Alex is about a week behind Will. Will was sitting and standing at 4 months old. Standing, you might ask? Yes. Obviously not getting up to standing on his own or doing it without support, but able to hang onto something and not tip over. Here is the photographic evidence.

Will August 2006

1 comment:

Angela said...

Oh, I forgot about that cute outfit on Will...

Congrats on having a sitter. Neither of mine sat until more than 6 months!