Holding Rikuto Upright

Rikuto sitting uprightIt’s nearly two and a half months since Rikuto was born and both Mami and I are relieved to see his neck is getting stronger – strong enough to support his head… for a moment or two.

Until now, we’ve had to hold Riku in the cradle position because babies tend to have whopping big heads which their bodies can’t support. Riku is no different, although I think his sumo-sized chin doesn’t help matters much. Anyway, as you can see from the photo, he’s making progress.

What you can’t see in the picture is that if he’s feeling a bit sleepy or isn’t concentrating, he forgets about his own head and lets it crash onto my chest like a headbutt. Even worse, it falls the other way in a very unnatural and painful manner.

Our other trick is to put Rikuto on his belly on the floor and hope he tries to lift his head or push himself across the floor. Right now, he just lies there for a few moments before crying. It may sound cruel, but I’m sure he’ll learn to enjoy it! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Holding Rikuto Upright

  1. Cute baby. Growth seems to be excellent for his age. What is his weight? My baby is 4.5 months old and weighs 6.75 kilos.

  2. Molly was holding her head up from about 6 weeks, she was quite nosey tho and preferred to be held upright, we found lying her on her front helped with brightly coloured rattles in front of her, she was crawling from 7 months and walking at 11 months, every baby is different and Rikuto looks as if he is coming on leaps, make the most of every moment as when they start crawling there is no stopping them and when they start walking you wouldn’t believe how far up they can reach up and are into EVERYTHING!!!!

    1. Cheers Dan, there’s so much to look forward, too. I think I’ll be more in my element when Rikuto’s walking and talking. At the moment, he could beat me in a staring contest but he’s not too good at anything else!

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