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Crawling before sitting up

So my son is almost 8 months and has been crawling for about a month. He still can't sit up on his own. He can, however, get in the sitting position when he's crawling but he supports himself with one hand. I try using the bumbo, but he hates it. I try sitting him up but he just starts crawling. Is there anything I can do to help him?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Apr. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • he will eventually get the hang of it. he just doesn't trust himself yet. he just wants to be on the move. he will sit up soon.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 6:57 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • It will come with time and practice on his part, dont force him. My dd started crawling at 5 months, standing at 7 months and sitting shortly after standing. It doesnt matter what order as long as he can get it, it wont be long!

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 6:59 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • mine is doing the same thing!!! I think she just want to MOVE. she CAN sit up, but gets distracted. she is a little over 7 months. i am not worried, she holds her head up, and crawls, and does every thing else, just doesn't want to sit still. :)

    Answer by tatmum at 7:54 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • He's very very close to sitting. My son will be 9 months next week and was doing the exact same thing until about 2 weeks ago but had been crawling since 7 months. Now he's sitting like a pro!

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 8:04 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • In my experience, the sitting thing seems to come out of nowhere... like one day they totally can't do it, and then all the sudden they can. No worries!

    Answer by EmilySusan at 8:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • And I would lay off on the bumbo... supposedly it's fine if they like it to have a place they can play with toys, etc, but it actually encourages bad posture.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 8:23 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • He'll get it on his own time. He's other reflexes seem to be fine, so I wouldn't worry about it being from any health issues. As you see above, it is pretty common.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:48 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

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