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At what age do babies no longer need neck support when being carried. ?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
4-6 months: They usually have pretty good control by 4 months of age. They have really good control by 6 months of age.
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Motor development: Babies usually have good head control by 6 months. If not they should be evaluated by a good pediatrician. Minimal neck support is as necessary after 6 months depending on how tired they are. When sleeping neck support is needed for all infants.

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Last updated May 7, 2016

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