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Should we be concerned?

DH and I are getting slightly concerned over here and I am curious what you all think about this. Logan is 10 and 1/2 months old now. But, cause he was a preemie, (6 weeks early) technically he is only 9 months. Anyhow... he is STILL not crawling- he rolls all over the place to get where he wants to go but hasnt figured out how to get up on his hands and knees at the same time. Its one or the other. Up on his hands and his legs are down or he is face-planted with his legs ready to crawl. He also has not figured out how to get himself into a sitting position yet. He will sit forever if we sit him but he wont do it on his own. And, (lastly!) he isnt pulling himself to standing yet. Same as sitting, he will stand if we stand him up, but doesnt get how to do it on his own.

We have practiced and practiced the pulling up to standing with him- showing him how again and again- same with crawling... he just doesnt seem that interested. He is VERY social- talks all the time, and is also very inquizative- he is into everything and loves to check out and figure out how things work. But, as far as the physical stuff- I feel like he is behind.

What do you all think?! Thanks so much!!!

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I would not be concerned at ALL! Some just are happy and content with what they have. Sounds like he will be a laid back fellow! Be thankful he is not into EVERYTHING! Oh he will though! One of my mother-in-laws kidos did not even try to walk until 16mo. old. Now she is the most athletic fit girl I know! She also is very mild and easy going. He will be just fine!!! Every child progresses at different speeds. At first we practice so hard getting them to do what the others do. After a few kids....we realize that it is not a big deal at all. They all end up walking and talking. Does not matter when they start....it never ends:D You are both GREAT parents to be so concerned! Relax....he is fine:)

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I agree - I wouldn't worry too much Smile I think you've mentioned before that he says/understands several words? And he's into basic problem-solving? Often kids who are advanced in one area can seem "behind" in others. It sounds like he's pretty advanced cognitively! I'd really only be concerned if he were showing global delays (delays in several developmental areas). Plus, if he gets where he wants to go by rolling, crawling might just not appeal to him!
Every state does have Early Intervention services, and if you're truly concerned they would come to your house and do an assessment that covers everything, including motor development. I think he sounds fine though :bigarmhug:

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Emilee isn't crawling yet either. I'm not concerned yet. She gets where she wants to go tho.

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Colin still isn't "crawling" either. He does the same thing as Logan where his bum will go up and then down and his arms will then push up...but he can't seem to coordinate it. He's started doing a downward dog position which looks fun but gets him nowhere.

He will pull himself along maybe 3 or 4 times but doesn't get far and whines the entire time - must be tiring dragging that big body along the floor! If he's rolling to get places maybe that's his way of getting places? Some babies just don't crawl - a friend's baby went right to walking, but took a long time doing it. I appreciate how frustrating it is though...I SO want Colin to crawl! We've basically stopped using the exersaucer and have noticed a big difference with the effort he's putting into trying (although getting nowhere)

About pulling up - Colin did it once 2 days ago but that's it. Today he got into a sitting position from his tummy for the very first time. So, we're not much ahead of you.

Don't worry, just like the sitting thing he's maybe just needing those 6 extra weeks to catch up, or do it his own way.

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I wouldn't worry about it either! DS1 didn't crawl until he was 9 1/2 months and didn't pull up until closer to 10 1/2 months.

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***Lurker from August 10***
I had to remind myself many times with my first that Preg.org is an awesome place to come for comfort and support, but it is horrible for making you compare your baby to others. All babies develop on their own time line. The American Academy of Pediatrics puts crawling and getting into sitting position as a 8-12 month milestone. So you still have plenty of time.
Don't worry, it sounds like he's doing great! :bigarmhug:

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"nikalady" wrote:

***Lurker from August 10***
I had to remind myself many times with my first that Preg.org is an awesome place to come for comfort and support, but it is horrible for making you compare your baby to others. All babies develop on their own time line. The American Academy of Pediatrics puts crawling and getting into sitting position as a 8-12 month milestone. So you still have plenty of time.
Don't worry, it sounds like he's doing great! :bigarmhug:

She is SO RIGHT!
I rarely post on milestone posts because Harrison was so behind and I found myself judging a baby... and that made me feel like crap. I have accepted that milestones happen differently for every baby.
That being said, go with your gut... You can always ask your Dr. ( She'll probably say not to worry :lol:)

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I always say that all of those milestones are exactly like potty training - everyone figures it out eventually. As one of us very smart women said - unless there are global delays, no need to worry.

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I agree with pp. DD1 just rolled where she wanted to go and didn't crawl until around 11 months. She didn't walk until 14 months. He is still just fine Biggrin

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A resounding YES!! No worries! My first was a lazy bum! He really didn't even walk until he 15 months, and even then it was under protest... 8 years later, things haven't changed in that department Wink

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I wouldn't worry at all! I remember you mentioning he is quite vocal. Babies usually concentrate in one area before moving onto the next!
Also Jacob didn't really roll much or crawl or do anything and then in the same week he walked, crawled and was rolling lol! Im sure he will surprise you one day!

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I just want to back everything everyone else has said...every kiddo is different...and progress at such a varied rate...Its hard to see what others are doing and judge your own baby...but belive me once you have had a few...you realise, they are all soooooooo different in so many ways...And how boring would it be if they were all the same!!!! I nannyed twins, one was a thinker and one was a doer...And were so different in ALL ways...They are now 16 going on 17 and are both excelling in all areas...
It sounds like Logan is just happy with where hes at...crawling isnt a priority for some...He will move through the milestones at his own pace, when he is happy and ready to do it...
Just you watch...he will surprise you when you lest expect it...he may even be one of theose babies, who just go straight to walking...

As others have said go with your gut, if you feel there is some under lying prob get it checked out...no-ones going to judge you...
But it sounds to me you are doing a great job Smile keep it up!!!

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Thank you all, SO MUCH, for your feedback! I feel a LOT better about Logan and his progress now. I am not worried, per se, but like you all mentioned, it is hard not to compare your baby to others on the boards. Logan is a thinker and puzzler as well as a talker- so maybe he is working on those areas before the others...

You all are awesome! Thank you! :bigarmhug:

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Your post made me feel better!

This is the first time I have posted on Jul 2010 (I am a lurker though). I used to be on Sep 2010 but then my little one decided to come 7 weeks early and was born Jul 27. He also is not crawling or pulling up on anything and is not even close. It has really been worrying me too lately. I emailed my pediatrician about it so I will see what she says but it is nice to know I am not the only one with these concerns.