Really my LO has only started doing it in the last week, I hope this isnt a stupid question but how low down are the toys in the play mat? Jasper has a hanging penguin and its right near his hands so when he started accidently hitting it he then realised he did it and now grabs it all the time.
Willow is a week or two older than cormac, she has started reaching for just one particular toy on her bouncer in the last 3 or 4 days, it's a brilliantly uncoordinated flail but she does it repeatedly now. Only with her right hand so far though.
It's very early days and she doesn't do it much.
So if he's like willow he'll start in the next few days or so.
Everything I've read says that my LO should be reaching or grasping for things or batting toys when he lies on his baby gym but he's not. I know all babies develop differently but should I be worried?
What we did was we put the toys at his level using those plastic circle hooks (iykwim?).
We took his hand to touch the toys, so he could see that when he touches them, they move (cause/effect). Anyway, he has been hitting/bopping them for a couple of weeks.
But everyone develops at different times.
When we were at the pediatrician, she asked me if he has been looking at his hands (noticing them). Nope. He has not. Is that a big deal? Nope. No worries.
When they're this young, I wouldn't be worried unless I really felt something was off, and even if that were the case, it would still be difficult/impossible to find out what was going on. Oh my. I just went on and on.
Our LO is 14 weeks and hasn't grabbed anything on purpose yet. He'll whack thngs on his play mat and he looked like he was trying to reach for something on his boiuncer yesterday.. And if you put a washcloth or blanket on his tummy he'll accidentally grasp it and pull it into his mouth but nothing intentional yet! Don't worry, I'm waiting impatiently too!!
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