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wont crawl or hold bottle

my son is 6 months old he wont crawl ive tryed to put him on his tummy but all he will do is scream.he wont hold a bottle by his self ive tryed to put his hands aroun the bottle and see if he will do it but hecant get a grip on it but he will other things and he also wont sit up on his own how can i teach him all this stuff or could there be somethin wrong with him

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Asked by brittanymomma at 4:36 PM on Jul. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my son didnt hold his own bottle until around 7-8 months, and didnt crawl until 8 months. if you get a mirror it might help. A bumbo seat should help with the sitting. Talk to your dr at his next appointment for more suggestions :)

    Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 4:37 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • hes a littl eyoung for either of those. and the crying during tummy time is ok. it will actually make them struggle and strenthen muscles but no more than 5 minutes when they scream about it. give him time. all babies do things at different rates. oh and the bumbo seat idea is made my baby sit up on her own by 6 months.

    Answer by cassie_m at 4:41 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • give him time...he's probably not ready yet. My sisters babies didn't crawl till they were 8 month and one of them didn't crawl till he was 10 months. Its just when a baby is ready. Each baby develops differently but your doing the right thing encouraging him to do these things. Just tummy time him more often, he'll eventually get it. Holding the bottle also takes time. My oldest held her bottle at 8 months. Like I said your doing the right thing just keep encouraging him

    Answer by babyangelromero at 4:43 PM on Jul. 10, 2010


    Answer by 1sweetpea803 at 4:47 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My daughter only barely rolled at 6 months. She was around 7 months before she crawled and it was the army crawl which still does at almost 11 months. She was also closer to 7 months before she would sit without support for longer than just a few seconds.

    Answer by Christina807 at 4:58 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • just keep trying when he is ready he will do those things... good luck momma

    Answer by baby1mom at 5:13 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My daughter is 7 months old and she's not crawling either. Everyone keeps saying that she will do it in her own time and the doc says its normal. The average is around 8 months.

    Answer by sophiesunshine at 5:24 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My son NEVER held hi bottle. I held it until the day I took it away lol. My girls held theirs tho. My son didnt crawl until he was 9mo but my girls crawled at 6mo. Every baby is different, give him some more time :)

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 5:51 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I wouldn't worry ma-ma... 6 months is still really young :)

    Answer by MDT09 at 6:46 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Yes, give your son time. My son didnt' crawl until he was 10 months, he started buttscootin when he was around 7 months. He sat unassisted around 6 1/2 months.

    Answer by ixadorexpink at 7:17 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

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