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My 1 month old is already rolling over and holding his head up for long periods of time, does that mean he will be doing everything early?

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Asked by jackman at 11:17 AM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not necessarily, but it does mean he's got a great start! Watch him closely now that he's rolling incase he tries to roll off the bed or couch. He'll do everything at his own pace. Congrats on the new baby :)

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:19 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • No, not EVERYTHING. My daughter is six weeks old and holds hers head up really well, she's always been strong.

    But every baby is different. Just because they hit one milestone early doesn't mean they'll hit all the other ones early too.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:19 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • no.. I thought mine would cuz shes held her head up really well since 3 weeks old and had enough head control to sleep on her belly... but no.. she's ahead of the kids her age in some things, with them with others.. and behind them on some things too! (almost 7 months and they're all crawling but she's not)
    It depends on your kid.. one thing may seem easy for him, and other things may take some extra practice..
    we're working on leg movement right now.. she loves to sit.. she's got her hands down, but she doesn't seem to know that her legs can move.. LOL

    Answer by kristal2146 at 11:19 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • Not necessarily.
    My middle child rolled over from belly to back then back to belly before a month old. Was holding his head up perfectly before 2 wks old.

    He's 2 1/2 now and is just now talking LOL. He didnt sit up til he was nearly a year old and didnt walk til 18 mths.

    So it will vary depending on your child. May continue to advance or may just hang, as is, for a while.

    Answer by BonesDragonDew at 11:24 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • My son was the same way. he started walking @ 9 mths but didn't start talking until he was 21/2

    Answer by kyheavensmom at 2:14 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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