When your child plays, only the child’s hand is dominant. Even when wearing clothes it is difficult to enter one of his hands. What happens to a child who has weakened hand abilities? Even though at the age of a baby your child does not appear to have any abnormalities in one of his hands?
Basically motor skills are influenced by the cerebellum so that if the visual function coordinator and the touch function coordinator experience interference, it will cause disturbances in motor skills. In children who experience disturbances, generally when feeling objects or disturbances in the field of space.
In children who experience distraction when holding objects or one hand that only plays a role in playing activities. You can notice the position of your child’s hand which is difficult to do. You can pay attention to the joints of the child, so you can find out the hand movements that cause your child to have difficulty moving due to trauma.
Furthermore, you can also pay attention to the shape of your child’s hand. Pay attention to the shoulders to the tips of the fingers for signs of redness or swelling. You can ask your child to do a left or right hand movement simultaneously. If you experience a difference in one hand, then one of them experiences a weakness.
Checking and consulting with a pediatrician or neurologist can help in dealing with early. Your child can be equipped with abilities motor development to skillfully use the hands. In children who have difficulty controlling their hands so that objects fall more easily because the hands are not flexible or stiff. Problems experienced such as fine motor development have stages. If the child has difficulty moving their hands, palms or fingers. So it takes stimulation from the environment so that fine motor skills can develop according to their age.
At the age of 0-2 months, they already have the ability to react to sensory stimuli with reflex movements, while when you touch your baby’s hand your baby will grasp it. You can help your baby to use their hands to recognize the cheeks, mouth, ears and ears of the mother. At the age of 3-6 months the baby’s vision becomes wider so that your baby can touch objects or toys that are hung to be reached using his hands. Meanwhile, at the age of 4 months the baby can already hold objects.
When your baby is 7-12 months old, your baby will start to use his hands to reach around objects more often. Even put it in the mouth, to practice the ability to hold objects you can practice by placing a slice of cake on both fingers. After that you can train your baby to do it on his own. So that it can help in hand coordination.