8 Fun Exercises to Help Your Baby Sit Up Faster

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Learn the fast ways to get your baby to sit up!

Your baby develops at an astonishing rate within the first 12 months of life.

It might seem like they are hitting a new milestone every day!

Laughing, clapping, rolling over, and learning to sit up on their own.

These are all gross motor skills that they need to develop first before they can start walking and running.

And believe me, once they start moving they don’t stop!

While they are going to experience a lot of milestones throughout their first 12 months and beyond, you shouldn’t rush them and always make it a fun experience for both baby and parents.

This post specifically focuses on exercises to help baby sit up on their own.

Of course, we all know at this point that babies’ moods change with the winds, so if they aren’t seeming interested in what you are trying to do with them at that moment, you can always try again later.

You don’t need to worry about having to get fancy new toys or furniture to engage in these exercises to help baby sit up alone.

You are the most important factor in helping your baby learn how to sit up on their own.

So let’s get into it!

When Do Babies Sit Up on Their Own?

For my twins, my daughter was always the first to sit up, crawl and walk.

My son…well he enjoyed having things done to him!

He loved his bottle feedings and watching his sister doing tummy time. He was very happy and content little baby boy!

My twins on their first play mat and then my daughter practicing tummy time and crawling while my son watches :-)

Just like with all other milestones, you might be wondering, when do babies start sitting up without assistance?

Generally between the ages of three to five months is when they are able to sit up assisted, using things like pillows or other seats.

Before they are able to sit up by themselves, you can use special seats, like the Bumbo, to help them get used to the feeling of sitting upright.

*Just make sure you never leave your baby in the Bumbo alone and don’t put it on a counter! They can tip over so be on their side for sure!

When they are learning to sit up on their own, be sure that they are always on a soft surface and can’t hit their head on anything when they fall over.

One thing you can do to help protect their little heads is to get them a cushioned backpack.

They strap onto them just like a toddler leash and provide a soft landing for when they tip over.

Most babies really get the hang of sitting up all by themselves at around 9 months.

By this time their necks and back are strong enough to hold them up.

They need to be strong enough to roll over as this is an important step in learning how to sit themselves up.

There are plenty of fun activities for infants to encourage them to sit up and start moving.

Activities and Exercises to Help Baby to Learn to Sit Up

There are plenty of movements and exercises to help baby learn to sit up. But perhaps the most simple and first step is to introduce tummy time!

1. Tummy Time