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What exactly does " sitting up" mean?

Does it mean she goes from a lying to a seated position on her own? Does it mean that if you place her in a seated position, she'll sit for a little while and then fall over? I'm not sure if mine is "sitting up" yet

 
CassyzMom

Asked by CassyzMom at 6:28 AM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • LOL i had to laugh when you said she literally folds herself in two. mine did this too and the mental picture is funny =)

    that folding themselves thing is usually how mine started out. i would sit them on the floor and they would do this, occasionally lean toward the side and tumble over or just stay leaned forward. but once they got this down it didn't take long for them to sit up straight without falling over.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:26 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • If the baby is able to sit on their bottom with a straight back and not fall over. The baby will be considered a sitter even if he/she can not bring their own body to the sitting position unassisted.
    adelinasmommy

    Answer by adelinasmommy at 6:45 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Not fall over at all or not fall over for a period of time? Mine sits for about 2 mins, but then falls over
    CassyzMom

    Comment by CassyzMom (original poster) at 6:48 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • And, she leans forward to chew on her toes, she literally folds herself in two. Does that count?
    CassyzMom

    Comment by CassyzMom (original poster) at 6:49 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • How old is your LO? These are things a baby who can sit can do...
    Sits independently
    Picks up and holds small objects in hands
    Reaches for food or spoon when hungry
    Uses upper lip to help clear food off of spoon
    That is from the Gerber site.
    adelinasmommy

    Answer by adelinasmommy at 7:03 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Not fall over for a period of time. They need to be watched carefully until they can maneuver around on their own. Enjoy!
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 8:01 AM on Oct. 28, 2010