When you bring home your baby from the hospital, they’re completely dependent on you for everything from nourishment to neck support. It can be nerve wracking as a parent to trust friends and family members with keeping your infant safe and supported. That’s where we come in! The BundleBee baby wrap provides soft, comfortable neck support for babies, giving parents peace of mind, whether they’re holding the baby or Grandma is.
So how long do babies necks need to stay supported? No two babies are the same. While one infant may gain mobility at 6 months, another won’t until 9 or 10 months. But there are a few developmental estimates new parents should look for.
In the first month of life, babies are wholly dependant on parents, even for movement. Your infant may respond to the sound of your voice, focus his eyes on your face, and make short, jerky head movements (especially when lying on his stomach), but he still needs neck support when held in your arms.
Your baby has started showing off her personality through sunny smiles and curious babbles. By 3 months your infant should be able to control her head during tummy time. Some fast-moving infants can even push up their bodies at this stage, which is the final step before learning to roll over. You should still provide your infant with comfortable neck support, but reach out to a doctor if she’s having trouble supporting her head on her own.
4 to 6 Months
It’s time to retire that Bundlebee for infant neck support. While it’s still a comfortable baby wrap, your baby should have good neck control by 4-6 months. If he spends his time looking around the room, grabbing and throwing toys, and pushing away blankets and socks, it’s time to think about the next developmental horizon: crawling!
Bundlebee baby wraps provide comfort and support to infants. Shop our styles today.