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is it safe to allow a 2 1/2 month baby to sit up on your lap?

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Asked by donneesa at 4:52 PM on Mar. 19, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If you are holding them I suppose it's okay if they have head control. But not for very long.

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:54 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • I would say no, their bones are not yet strong enough even if you are holding them, it is unnatural for them yet...there will be more than enough time to do this, little steps...

    Answer by older at 4:54 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Not without support. You can brace them upright wrth your hands supporting their neck and back for a short while but the do not have the strength or control to do this.

    Answer by Dardenella at 4:56 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Looking back at my 2 1/2 month old baby pictures- she wasn't near controlled enough for sitting up. But propped on your stomach facing out is fine.

    Lack of details, can't answer.

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:00 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Nope. 2 1/2 month olds should only be held upside down by the ankles.

    WTF kind of asinine question is this?!?!

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 5:11 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • As long as you are supporting the baby, why not?

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 5:14 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • I would think that supporting their back and neck would be no different from the position they are in when in a car seat.

    Answer by Bmat at 5:20 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Yes, if the baby can support its head or you are assisting with that.

    Answer by Ballad at 8:10 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Yes, they will be safe as long as you are holding them. My son supported his head from 2 weeks old.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:07 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • as long as you support the babies head:)

    Answer by firsttimemom733 at 4:46 PM on Mar. 20, 2013

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