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  • We develop movements - the second month of the child's life

    Begin to spread the baby on the stomach. To strengthen the muscles of the head more often keep it in a vertical position, and first hold the head with your hand. Do a massage to the child( the massage complex is shown below).

    In the first 2-3 months the baby can not lift and hold his head himself. To make it more convenient, his head should rest on the back of your forehead and be slightly raised.

    Ideal for a baby from birth to 3 months wearing a "weight" position when you support the baby's neck and buttocks. Raise the baby so that it lies on your hands. One hand supports neck and neck, the other - buttocks. The head of the child is directed forward, and the body slightly bends. Hands and feet are free.

    Complex of exercises for baby 1,5-3 months

    Hand massage . The child lies on his back.

    Place the right hand thumb in the child's left palm and hold it slightly. With your left hand, stroke the inner, then outer surface of the child's left arm from hand to shoulder. Repeat 8-10 times. Massage the right hand of the child with your right hand.

    Foot massage ( stroking). The child lies on his back.

    Put the right leg of the child on your right palm, and with your left hand, stroke from the foot to the inguinal fold first along the back, then along the outer surface of the shin and thigh. Repeat 8-10 times. Massage your left foot with your right hand.

    Foot massage ( rubbing). The child lies on his back.

    Take the leg of the child by the shin with your right hand. Back of the fingers of the left hand rub the sole of the foot from the fingers to the heel and back. Repeat 10-12 times.

    Exercise for the feet ( reflex). The child lies on his back.

    With the end of the index finger of the right hand, press the child's foot just below the base of the fingers, causing the plantar flexion. Then use the same finger to press the entire outer part of the sole of the foot from the fingers to the heel. In response to this irritation, a reflex extension of the toes is caused. Repeat 4-6 times.

    Exercise for the torso . The child lies on his back.

    Take the child with both hands for the upper part of the body and easily swing it to the left and to the right without pressing the ribs. Repeat 6-8 times.

    Belly massage ( stroking). The child lies on his back.

    With your right hand, stroke the left half of the baby's belly from the top down and simultaneously with your left hand stroke the right half of the abdomen from top to bottom. Repeat 6-8 times.

    Massage of the chest . The child lies on his back.

    Use your fingers and palms to wrap your baby's chest. During the intercostal spaces, move your hands from the middle to the sides, lightly pressing your thumbs on the pectoral muscles. Repeat 6-8 times.

    Reflexive extension of the spine

    . The child lies on his side.

    Slightly pressing two fingers of the left hand, spend them along the spine, from the sacrum to the neck. In response to this irritation, the child flexes the spine. Repeat on each side 2-4 times.

    Back massage ( stroking). The child lies on his stomach.

    Stroke with both hands the back of the child from the neck to the buttocks, and in the opposite direction, to the head, with the back of the palms and fingers. Repeat 6-8 times.

    Foot massage ( kneading). The child lies on his stomach.

    Holding the left foot of the child in the right hand, with your left hand, stretch the muscles of the back and side of the lower leg and thigh. Repeat 4-6 times. Massage your right foot with your right hand.

    Massage of buttocks ( patting). The child lies on his stomach.

    The back surface of the fingers of both hands easily pat on the buttocks. Repeat 10-12 times, changing hands.

    Crawl ( reflex). The child lies on his stomach.

    Bend the child's legs and connect the feet so that they rest against the adult's palm. Push the soles of the bent legs, as a result of which the child will push off them, trying to move forward. Do this 2-4 times.