In motor development in children it is divided into two parts, namely gross motor development and fine motor development. Both of these motor developments are very important to support the baby. What is included in gross motoric development in children and what are the signs of disorders of children who have gross motor abnormalities? This time we will discuss about gross motor development in babies.
At the beginning of birth the baby has reflex movements. Reflex movements that occur in babies can automatically move the hands, head and feet. Reflex movements are movements that occur without awareness. Whereas in the process of motor development the child will go through the motor nerves to the muscles when there is an electrical impulse to the muscles, the axons will release chemicals causing muscle contraction and motor processes occur.
In the process of gross motor development involves large muscle skills so that it is a fundamental ability to move. Gross motor movements include the ability to move the body to another place, such as the ability of a child to walk, run, jump, step on then rock, bend, stretch or bend.
Under normal circumstances the development process will continue from one stage to another. So that the process of motor development requires optimal brain development. Motor movements that are general and irregular in nature become movements that are intended so that gross motor development has taken place when the baby has primitive reflexes.
Most of the time it is difficult to diagnose a developmental delay due to the time when each development is mild and then gradually normal. For example, a child aged 19 months who cannot walk has just been included in the category of gross motor impairment.
You should also be aware that gross motor development has differences making it difficult to distinguish between normal and abnormal. So that children who experience gross motor delays should be examined for functional delays due to lack of stimulation or serious brain disorders.
Thus you can immediately consult a doctor to determine delays in motor development of children by looking at motor development according to the cause, both history of disease or development. So that the doctor will do early treatment if you consult immediately.
The thing you need to remember is that delays in motor development can be caused by a lack of stimulation. It is highly recommended that you perform stimulation according to your baby’s age so that it supports optimal motor development. You do not need to worry that basically children have different abilities when they have motor skills, even so, recognize the susceptibility of normal and abnormal motor development in babies.