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My 8 month old cant...

stand alone. Shouldn't he be doing this?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Jan. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Neither of my boys could stand unassisted at that age =) Don't stress, kids reach milestones at their own pace.
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 6:06 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • Mine didn't till they were around 9 months.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • every kid is different. my son is 11 mts and he cant stand on his own. dont compared your child to others is just wrong
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 6:08 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • no. If he's past 13 months and still not walking give me a ring.
    lowencope

    Answer by lowencope at 6:11 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • Wow you have really high expectations! Relax! Every child progresses at their own pace. It's normal.
    Allergic2Stupid

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 6:46 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • don't worry, they all hit their milestones at their own pace! he will be running and climbing in no time!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 6:56 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • Not all children are standing up on their own by 8 months. Sometimes it takes longer for other children, other children are in a hurry to learn these things. At eight months it's okay if your child isn't doing it.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:13 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • stand at 8 months?? Some kidsdon't stand until they are 1 or older - no worries!
    stepmom929

    Answer by stepmom929 at 7:34 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • "no. If he's past 13 months and still not walking give me a ring."

    Why? 12 months is the "average" age babies start walking, but many do not start until months later. 13 months is nothing to be alarmed at and is still perfectly normal.

    OP- most 8 month old babies do not stand unassisted. Lower your expectations!
    mnt_2_b_mommy

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 7:49 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I think people expect too much from children these days. It is truly sad, we are forcing them to be adults before they can even wipe their own butts!
    ali_1107

    Answer by ali_1107 at 7:49 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

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