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At 3mos old shouldn't my son be able to hold his head up?

He can keep it from falling back but not from falling forward.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:39 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • every baby develops differently

    Answer by aliciatron at 8:40 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • mines almost 3 months and she can hold her head up. But as they say all baby's are individuals and they progress at their own pace, so i'd give it another month and then if he's still not there check with your doc.

    Answer by smnice at 8:40 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • have a dr check him out. he should be able to at 3 mos.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • All babies are diff. If youre concerned see his dr.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:42 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • All of mine could, but that doesn't mean that all babies will be able to.

    Don't stress out, he'll get there!!

    Answer by munch12502 at 8:43 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Thanks for the quick responses. I know I shouldn't compare my kids but my 1st son was able to hold his head up early. Then I come on here and all the moms in my group are saying how their baby can hold their head up & some are already rolling over. I wonder if I'm doing enough?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • well not really its fine if she isnt in another month i would go with smnice's plan

    Answer by lullabymama at 8:44 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Humans are the only living beings who place their babies on their backs. LOL All of my children had ginormous heads and small necks. :) So they were pretty slow at holding their heads up well. Keeping my last two on their tummy's helped them to exercise and strengthen the neck. Plus, the prone position helps keep the spine straight and grow strong. :)

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 8:46 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Yeah, I would suggest more tummy time. In fact, right now I'm laying on the floor with my daughter . . . it's her tummy time . . . she is on her tummy time surfboard. Its much more interesting when you are on the floor with them!!

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • I am sure its fine. Tummy time!!!! Its really the best way to help this. Almost all babies hate it, but its necessary.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 9:52 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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