Understanding the Vestibular Sense: The Movement and Balance Sense
What does our vestibular (movement and balance) sense allow us to do?
It slows us to move smoothly and maintain balance while doing activities like walking and running, and staying upright when we sit and stand.
When do we use the vestibular sense?
- Holding head up
- Learning to walk
- Walking on a curb
- Sliding down a slide
- Riding a skateboard
How can you help develop baby’s vestibular sense?
- Do baby massage
- Gently rock and swing baby
- Carry baby in a variety of positions
- Keep baby active with games that work on balance