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Is my daughter behind?

My daughter is exactly 5 months old and she can roll over from her tummy to her back and now recently learned how to roll from her back to tummy. She can't sit up on her own tho... i know a lot of babies that crawl around 6-7 is she gonna crawl by then if she cant even sit herself up now? Is she behind or am i just gettin to anxious? lol

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Asked by Mommy103110 at 2:41 AM on Mar. 25, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She is completely fine. All babies learn how to do certain things at different times than others. Her rolling over right now is perfect. Just watch, she'll be sitting up and crawling before you know it. And if you wanna help her sit up, you can buy a bumbo. They help pretty good.

    Answer by tiffanynichols at 2:56 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • I think you're just getting anxious. My daughter went from not even sitting up to creeping, crawling, standing up, and walking around furniture in three weeks. Seriously, it happened THAT fast. And she didn't do anything until she was 7 months old. We didn't even have time to get anything baby proofed! LOL

    You can help her sit up on her own. Pull her to a sitting position and help her hold it. This will teach her.

    I also suggest getting some standing toys to help keep baby's motivation up and off the floor. We purchased an activity table and a walker (not one that you put baby in, but one that baby pushes around). This helped keep our daughter interested in what was "up" versus her old stuff. New interests, you could say. =)


    Answer by Razelda at 2:59 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • my baby couldn't sit up at 5 months. not until she was 6 months.

    Answer by MamaSince2005 at 3:18 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • She is doing great! There is a wide, normal, range of ages for when babies can sit up, crawl, etc. You might look up online some of these things and see how wide the ranges are for each. Relax and enjoy!

    Answer by elizabr at 7:49 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • DS didnt sit up until he was 6 months old and he didnt crawl until he was 11 months old. Pediatrician said he was fine. Yours will be fine too !

    Answer by Wish2Be at 7:49 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • gosh she is completely fine.... i think she is a normal healthy baby gal...

    Answer by NADJ at 7:51 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • She's fine. Heck, my older son was crawling on his hands and knees long before he could sit up (by himself or with me sitting him up). He would just tip over because of his big ol' head, lol. My kids were all rolling between 3-5 months and crawling between 5-7 months. My 8mo can crawl all over and sit pretty good now but he was definitely crawling before he could sit for a long period of time without falling over. He still can't get into a sitting position on his own. I have to sit him down.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:04 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Thanks everyone!! =]] I def. think im just gettin too excited! lol

    Comment by Mommy103110 (original poster) at 2:23 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Mine can't sit up alone yet either. All babies progress at different rates.

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 5:52 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • I use a Bumbo too, and I also help her sit up when we sit somewhere together. She'll lean over on her face, then slowly push herself up with her hands. She gets frustrated, but she's getting better at it. Be patient!

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 5:56 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

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