Experiencs can modify the onset of accomplishments o Ex pediatrcians began

Experiencs can modify the onset of accomplishments o

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Experiencs can modify the onset of accomplishments o Ex: pediatrcians began recommending that parents place their babies on backs to sleep. Following that, babies who back-sleep began crawling later, typically several weeks later than babies who sleep prone. Also, some infants do not follow the standard sequence of motor accomplishments. Ex: Many American infants never crawl on their belly or on their hands and knees. They might discover and isiosyncratic form of locomotion before walking, such as rolling. Or they may never locomote until they are upright.
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In Jamaica, approximately ¼ of babies skip crawling. Development in the Second Year: Motor activity during second year is vital to child’s competent development and few restrictions, except for safety, should be paced on their adventures. By 13-18 months, toddlers can pull a toy attached to a string and use their hands and legs to climb up a number of steps. By 18-24 months, toddlers can qlak quickly or run stiffly for a short distance, balance on their feet in a squatting position while playing with objects on the floor, walk backward without losing their balance, stand and kick a ball without faling, stand and throw a ball, and jump in place. Most infancy experts recommend against structured exercise classes for babies. Vigorous handling of babies might advance motor development, as shown in some cultures. Cultural Variations in Guiding Infants’ Motor Devleopment: Mother’s in developing countries tend to stimulate their infant’s motor skills more than mothers in more developed countries. In many African, Indian, and Caribbean cultures, mothers massage and stretch their infants during daily baths. When caregivers provide babies with physical guidance by physically handling them in special ways (such as stroking, massaging, or stretching) or by giving them opportunities for exercise, the infants often reach motor milestones earlier than infants whose caregivers have not provided these activities. o Ex: Jamaican mothers expect infants to sit and walk alone two to three months earlier than English mothers do. In sub-Saharan African, traditional practices in many villages involve mothers and isblings engaging babies in exercises, such as for trunk and pelvic muscles Practices that restrain infat’s movement—such as Chinese sandbags, orphanage restrictions and failure of caregivers to encourage movement in Budapest—have been found to produce substantial delays in motor development. In some rural Chinese provinces, for example, babies are placed in a bag of fine sand, which acts as a diaper and is changed once a day. The baby is left alone, face up, and is visite donly when being fed by the mother. Some studies of swaddling show slight delays in motor development, but
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other studies show no delays. Cultures that swaddle infants usually do so before the infant is mobile. When the infant becomes more mobile, swaddling decreases.
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