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Around what age can babies lift their head up without trying?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • huh? you mean without support? 3 months

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:46 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • my son did right away but he is just a big strong boy... I'd say at a couple months old... my ex friend had a baby at 4 months couldn't even do it

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 4:48 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • my nephew did when he was only about a week old.....but most babies i've seen don't until 3 months.

    Answer by DereksBabyMomma at 4:49 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • My daughter was lifting her head up and holding it up without support seconds after being born. She had no trouble lifting and holding her head up for long periods of time at all. Whereas my son could lift it for a couple seconds didnt really learn to hold it up until he was about a month-two months old.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:43 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • DS was 3 months, and my niece was 2 weeks.

    Answer by 3gifts.from.god at 6:18 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Mine was doing it right away, literally minutes after he was born. But I would say 3 months is probably average.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 1:07 AM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Both my kids have always supported their heads on their own. I don't know what's average lol

    Answer by lovepotato at 7:48 AM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • i agree with 3mn

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:33 AM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • It depends on a lot of factors, there's no right answer. My son was able to lift his head right after birth (and rolled over at 6 days) whereas some kids may take a week or month or more.

    Answer by Jazzdoll at 12:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • usually around 3 months old , but it also depends on the child !

    Answer by happymom1988 at 12:25 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

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