Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Developmentally on target?

My son is four months old and I recently notice that when he is on his tummy he holds his head up really well but when I sit him upright on my lap he can hardly hold his head up for a few seconds. Should I be worried?


Asked by SweeThang931 at 1:20 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Kids' Health

Level 1 (0 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (4)
  • I think he sounds like he is doing great. Your best source of info for stuff like that is his Ped. I always find myself looking online and worrying myself about things. Just let him develop at the rate his is going at and just metnion something at his next Dr appt. It sounds like he is doing good to me!

    Answer by OliviasMommy614 at 4:03 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • No, he's only 4 months old

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:27 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • You should check out a book on child development from your local library. I recommend Touchpoints by T. Berry Brazelton and anything by Penelope Leach. Dr. Brazelton has a great website, too:



    Answer by rkoloms at 1:31 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • No I don't think you have anything to worry about. I would watch him and see if he gets better at this. Then when you go in for your next check up for him talk to your doctor. You can also check out sites like to get some ideas on developmental stages.

    Answer by Katysmom at 1:40 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

Next question in Kids' Health
What do you think?

Next question overall (Pregnancy)