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How can I help my 5 month old to learn to sit independently?

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Asked by Nightmarechick at 2:33 PM on May. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • boppy pillow

    Answer by ABusyBee at 2:36 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • A boppy pillow, a bumbo seat. I just sat my son on my lap and let him lean and he built the muscles on hes own. I didnt really do anything with him. He just started sitting around 4 months and could sit ten fifteen minutes on his own at 5 months...

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 2:50 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • There is nothing you can do but wait until his spine develops. Don't push him, he'll do it on his own.

    Answer by mompam at 3:04 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • I would try the bumbo if you think his neck is strong enough. I also sat on the floor alot with our daughter and sat her up between my legs so I could support her. Sit him up and put a toy in his lap.

    Answer by moviemom22 at 4:25 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • bobby or a bumbo seat..but at that age it's not something you should force or feel the need to. But those are great items to have while he/she is learning. I know there is not much they can at that age can be anoying! lol.

    Answer by willywonka86 at 4:34 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • I don't think you need to "help" your baby do that, just let your baby figure out how to do it on their own.

    Answer by lady_kira at 5:20 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • He's not ready. He could wake up and be ready tomorrow, so don't stress about it.

    Answer by ddbz at 8:29 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • My daughter's physical therapist HATES bumbos.

    The best thing to do is to encourage tummy time and "helping" him get from tummy into seated position. This also helps with crawling.

    You can also just have him sit inbetween your legs while you're behind him, reading a story with him or playing with toys.

    He'll sit when he's ready.

    Answer by lifetimelove at 1:22 AM on May. 21, 2010

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