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Hold his or her head up, roll over, sit, grab things on their own? The reason I ask is because I really think there is something wrong with my sister in laws daugther. We all live together so I see her on a daily basis. Now I not too sure if there is something wrong with her or it's becasue her mother doesn't let her excel on her own. She is always carrying her and holding her, that baby is hardly ever not in either her moms or dads arms. When I hold her I notice that she can't hold her head up it just hangs. When I lay her on her stomach it just hangs as well, same thing with sitting she just falls forward. I know children develop at different rates. My daughter was pretty slow at everything too, but at this age I know she could at least hold her head up, try to sit up, grab things, hold her bottle and roll from back to stomach. Anything I try to help her daughter out she is like oh don't let her make too much effort. WOW
Asked by Anonymous at 9:37 AM on May. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on May. 25, 2010
Babies are supposed to be held all the time and they will develop stronger neck muscles being held. If a baby is being held all the time they don't need "tummy time". Tummy time was invented when babies started having development problems after the back to sleep campaign started and moms were leaving babies on their backs to sleep and in "containers" like car seats, seats, swings, bouncers, ect. most of the time. There is even something called container baby syndrome. Holding or using slings or carriers can be substituted for tummy time.
Lucky baby to be held all the time. The baby may have developmental delays but it isn't from being held. I would talk to HCP.
Answer by Gailll at 12:01 PM on May. 25, 2010
OP: The babies doctor does say she is worried about her since she isn't holding her head up same thing that the baby isn't even trying to roll over. I honestly think it's because that baby is being held all the time, how is a baby going to learn to do anything when you don't let them or even try to teach them how to do things? She baby doesn't even fold her legs, if you were to hold her underneath her armpits and jump her they stay straight. I don't know I feel bad and I know it's not my business but since I live with her I see this baby on a daily basis and I think it's sad that her own is not letting her develop right. I do tell her just to let her be and she just says ohh.. as if I was crazy for saying stuff like that.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on May. 25, 2010
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