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when should i worry about at what ages he crawls and sits-up

My son is almost 8 months old, he was born very small, less than 5 lbs, but was considered a full term baby. He hates to be on his stomach for more than 5 mins, and hes not sitting up by himself. he will sit up when hes supported, but his head seems to throw him off balance. what can I do to help him do it on his own?

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Asked by calvinsmommy18 at 1:29 AM on Jan. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well the sitting up thing i would Think he should be doing this by now but he was born very small. my advice is this..all babies are different, they all develop different. your baby is just taking his sweet time learning! if youre really concerned though, call his dr.

    Answer by tnteaton at 2:50 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • Talk to the doctor. He should be sitting more *I* think. (not a medical professional!)

    Try to make tummy time more fun for him. It's what helps develop his core muscles. What about his muscle tone in his legs...will he support himself standing? (with or with your help)

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:58 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • Not a professional opinion, but make sure he has tummy time. He prolly hasnt gotten his head fully under control. But if your really concerened see the Dr.

    Answer by Jenn8604 at 8:52 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • good news recently, hes not as apprehensive to be on his tummy, as long as some one is down on the floor with him, eye to eye. recently though to get off his tummy he has been rolling onto his back, which used to be something he only did on accident.

    Answer by calvinsmommy18 at 1:01 AM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • oh yeah, hes also does love to stand, sometimes he tries to stand when i am trying to sit him up. he stands and support his own weight when you are holding under his arms, and also walks around in the walker at grandma's house

    Answer by calvinsmommy18 at 1:03 AM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • steph is 14 months and is still not sitting she as i said has heart problems and she was born at 34weeks weighing 4lb 13oz and having to go to texas childrens hospital that night anyways put him on the floor as much as you can steph hated it to and she had heart surgry so it took even longer but after we left her alone and did not pic her up see got the point of being on her tummy i am supost to get ahold of ECI you shold contact them to and talk to your doc about it to and steph does the want to stand when they need to sit to lol but ya talk to your doctor about it ECI would help well let me know how it goes k

    Answer by happymama7 at 9:20 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

  • well now hes rolling all over the floor and doesn't mind being on his tummy so much anymore, but hes still not crawling or sitting really, i think hes stubborn like his father

    Answer by calvinsmommy18 at 12:42 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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