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Conway, AR 72034 

501.329.5459

conway@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Little Rock

1900 Aldersgate Road 

Little Rock, AR 72205 

501.821.5459

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North Little Rock

2400 Crestwood, Suite 107 

North Little Rock, AR 72116 

501.753.5459

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Russellville

301 N Sidney Ave 

Russellville, AR 72801 

479.890.5494

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Conway, AR 72032

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Milestones

At 3-6 months, your infant is not only more vocal, but also has the chance to show off a bit! Follow these tips to increase your child's fine motor skills as they continue to develop.

 

  • Tummy Time
    • Let your child lie flat on their belly while an adult is eye level and engaging with child. During this time you can sing songs, read books, or simply play with the child.
    • If this position is difficult for your child to maintain, modifications can be made. We want the child to begin to use his forearms to push themselves up and lift their head off the floor.
    • Place them on their bellies on a beach ball or larger pillow, roll up a blanket or towel so that the child’s arms are on the floor over the towel.
  • Decrease time spent in baby equipment 
    • Example: car seats, baby swings, play saucers
  • Playing on baby’s back
    • Bring your baby's hands to the middle of their body (midline) to clap and explore toys.
    • Encourage your baby to reach for items and cross their hand across their body to reach hand to opposite foot. 
  • Play on ther Side
    • Allow your child to play when laying on both their left and right sides.
    • Let them lie with toys or an adult at eye level. This will encourage your child to roll.
  • Wide Range of Toys
    • Offer a wide range of items for your child to pick up.
    • Examples: Ball, cube, rattle that requires two hands to grasp
  • Reading
    • Read short picture books to your child.
    • Books could have sounds, movement, various textures to allow them to touch
  • Bath Time Play
    • Play with toys that need to be squished, squeezed, pulled apart, or placed into a container during bath time or floor time.
  • Introduce Dissovable Cereal
    • Toward the 6 month mark, you can begin to introduce dissolvable cereal and rice cereal. Allow them to finger feed with adult providing close supervision during all finger feedings.
**Information from Children's Hospital of Orange County, the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2nd Edition, Occupational Therapy for Children-3rd Edition and Pediatrics Plus Occupational Therapist, Kaitlyn Hogue.