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Is anyone's baby still immobile?

Tobey doesn't even try and move. He also doesn't put weight on his legs unless he's jumping. If I try and get him to stand all he does is grab his feet so he's just sort of floating in a sitting position :rolleyes:

DS1 didn't move until he was 9.5 months old but he was at least bearing weight on his legs by now :confused:

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Josie is crawling and pulling up/standing...
My kids all did this around this time...
BUT
My SIL's kids didn't move around until like 10 months...
and I had a friend that her son didn't want to be mobile either...
They all go at different paces...
If you are worried, you could mention it to the dr...
but I bet he is content:0)

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I thought Simon was a little behind but over the past few days he's starting to crawl. But you have to have something he really wants in order for him to do it otherwise he sort of just rocks back and forth on his hands and knees.

I wouldnt worry too much, I think it's the 12 month milestone that they have to be crawling by. It's only sitting by 9 months. At least that is what they want here in Canada.

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i know how it is to worry. i keep reading about what all the babies are doing on here and Lucas was always behind. Then the Ped would ask if he was doing something yet "ermmm no" was always my answer. Does he spend a lot of time on the floor? I found once I put him on the floor a lot he started moving around a whole bunch. I actually have a video from a month before where he just layed on his stomach and lifted his head and now he rolls and drags himself. Still no crawling though. He does somewhat stand while holding on to something and he does sit, but i don't trust him to sit on his own because he throws himself back and hits his head.

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Lucky!!

Crawling isn't even considered a milestone here in the US. Some babies do it some babies don't. Sitting and walking are both gross motor skill milestones but crawling doesn't even make it onto the chart. My friend's baby who will be a year in about a week JUST started crawling. He's got it pretty easy what with his big brother bringing him toys and such. So long as his limbs are clearly functioning, you've got nothing to worry about yet.

Check out this chart from the WHO. It does include crawling.
http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/motor_milestones/en/index.html
Look at that huge window! 9 months is smack in the middle of normal development.

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"janijanis" wrote:

he does sit, but i don't trust him to sit on his own because he throws himself back and hits his head.

This is EXACTLY Tobey. I have him sitting in a half blow-up doughnut thing so he can't bang his head.

He doesn't spend much time on the floor really. TBH I haven't been giving him real opportunity to learn to move. When I put him on his belly he just rolls over and crys. And I don't trust DS1 not to hurt him Smile

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You know it sounds kinda cruel but I stopped cushioning Teagan once she could sit up pretty well. She very quickly learned not to fling herself backward. Of course, I had her on blankets and made sure there wasn't anything around she could crack her head on but I stopped using the boppy or pillows pretty soon after she started sitting up straight. I'm doing the same with her cruising. I figure she'll learn how to fall correctly (on her bum) faster if she has some motivation to do so. It's nice now because I can trust her to cruise around on the tile without cracking her skull open. I think it's also what's keeping her from using the Play Toy push walker she has. She knows she doesn't have the skills yet so she doesn't try to walk behind it. She also knows she can't stand without assistance. I try to give her some practice every day but she's on to me now. When I stand her up she buckles her knees so I can't let go. Little stinker.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

I try to give her some practice every day but she's on to me now. When I stand her up she buckles her knees so I can't let go. Little stinker.

Lyla does this exact same thing. For a little over a week I could stand her up and let go and she would stand by herself for as long as 5 full seconds. Now she's caught on and just buckles her knees when I try. She cruises like a champ though and can stand up on anything. I've even caught her letting go for a second or two on occasion, but no steps yet. I also don't make a big deal about it everytime she falls. I don't want her to just cry everytime, so I just say to her, "Looks like you fell down. Now you have to get back up again." My MIL gasps real loud and cries out "Oh, no!" everytime she even looks like she might fall and then if she does, then she does this little fake cry thing. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I got way off topic there. I'm actually really looking forward to Lyla walking. I hate her crawling around on the floor, because no matter how much I clean it, it's never clean enough and our dogs (Corgi and a Corgi mix) shed a LOT.

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well, he has banged his head a couple of times and BAWLED. I felt like crap so i don't think i will want him to do it again anytime soon:( If he just fell or banged his head and kept going it wouldn't be as big of a deal.

Anna, I have the hair/dirt issue too no matter how much i sweep it's in his fingers. No cruising here yet but he doesn't spend a lot of time standing. He prefers to drag himself around the livingroom

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Natalie was crawling( or dragging) herself before she even started to sit up..I was shocked because my other two kiddos didnt really crawl until there were about 10 months..

Im sure he will take off any minute and you will want him to stop moving after he does..

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Clara sits up well, fairly well I guess. She doesn't fling herself back anymore cause she did it a few times after I stopped using the pillows and figured out that it hurt. I've noticed that now when she gets off balance, she tucks her head forward as she goes down so she's learning to fall.

No crawling, barely any rolling (she can, she just won't/doesn't roll). She can scoot herself forward ever so slowly if there's something she wants and she can't convince DS to bring it to her. She gets stepped on, crawled over, banged on with toys and anything else you can imagine by DS and the puppy so she's probably going to be a football linebacker when she's older. She just has no motivation to move. Who can blame her, I'd prefer to just lay around and let people wait on me too Biggrin

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Ronin can crawl, but generally refuses to do so and drags hmself along, and he gets some speed up as well. He loves to stand with support, I try to sit him down and he straightens his legs out to stand and locks them so he can't be put in a sitting position. We don't have much for him to pull up on but I will sometimes stand him holding onto the couch but he hasn't cruised yet. He will take a few steps when you hold his hands though.

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Sophie's not crawling. She's sitting up by herself and rolling around like a champ; and she can get into crawl position but then she just sorta hangs out on all fours... Lol...

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I've lost count the number of times Aiden has hit his head. Our whole house is tile. Even the rug on the floor of the living room isn't very cushioned for falling. Lots of bruises. He's learned how to sit really well now after enough falls. lol. He's discovered that by making himself fall forward (and hitting his head half the time) he can then crawl. Aiden figured out that the bumpers I put on the bed keeps him from crawling off the sides....but the bottom is free! Guess who crawled off the bottom of the bed at my parents house yesterday? Yeah, that was interesting. :rolleyes: Aiden spends tons of time on the floor every day. I'm beginning to think I should limit his floor time more so he'll slow down. Lol

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Isabelle scoots backwards and rocks on all fours but just hasn't figured out to move forward yet. She also learned to stick her arms behind her to break her fall if she tips while sitting. She used to throw herself back but after hitting her head a few times she did figure it out. And lately she has mastered switching from sitting to all fours down to her tummy so she doesn't have to fall down anymore. I don't see her pulling herself to stand up anytime soon although if I hold her, she does support her weight.

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Tobey sounds like DD1. She didn't roll or crawl until well after a year. We would try to get her to stand but she would pull her legs up or buckle her knees. We contacted our county's Help Me Grow and she was in physical therapy to help her crawl. She walked at 17 months with assistance from PT. Now, she's 4, and she's made up for her earlier lack of mobility quite well. Wink There was nothing wrong with her, she just wasn't motivated and needed a little extra help.

DD2 isn't crawling, but she leans forward from a sitting position and tries to get up on all 4's. No cruising or pulling up but if I stand her up and prop her on something she'll support her weight on her legs.

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DS1 was similar in that he didn't crawl till the end of his 9th month. He could sit and roll but was pretty happy just hanging out there and watching. He also didn't walk until nearly 18 months. In both cases he didn't get up on all 4's or cruise around but rather just took off crawling/walking one day like he had done if forever. He would bear weight on his legs from what I remember.

Odin does an army crawl with just his arms, going foward & back, but doesn't do any traditional crawl. I'm not sure he will actually. He does bear weight on his legs, pulls up, and cruises along furniture already. He's pretty eager to keep up with everyone on foot right now though where as DS1 was content to just 'be' at this age.

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I have to correct mine now, Ronin has decided to crawl almost everywhere today, I swear he would not even attempt crawling until he could get himself up from the ground to hands and knees and back down again.

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Tristan is rolling all over the place, but no crawling here - he just lays on his belly and kicks his legs and moves his arms around like a little beached whale. He has never gotten up on all fours. DD was an army crawler and I'm thinking he might end up doing the same.

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"rubber_da_glove" wrote:

This is EXACTLY Tobey. I have him sitting in a half blow-up doughnut thing so he can't bang his head.

He doesn't spend much time on the floor really. TBH I haven't been giving him real opportunity to learn to move. When I put him on his belly he just rolls over and crys. And I don't trust DS1 not to hurt him Smile

This is my problem times two. My DD is so rough with the boys and i have gotten to the point where i can't eave her alone with them when she's in the mood to 'play' with them. Plus, Brian is like a bulldozer and will just mow Micah down. I thought twins were exhausting before... now that one of them is on the go, i'm afraid of what life is going to be like when they're both moving around. :eek:

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Ronin can crawl, but generally refuses to do so and drags hmself along, and he gets some speed up as well. He loves to stand with support, I try to sit him down and he straightens his legs out to stand and locks them so he can't be put in a sitting position. We don't have much for him to pull up on but I will sometimes stand him holding onto the couch but he hasn't cruised yet. He will take a few steps when you hold his hands though.

Awww, my DD did this! That brought back fun memories!

Micah rolls around and pushes himself up, but has made zero attempts to move. Although he gets around just fine in his crib - he likes to sleep in the far corner and if i put him down at the opposite end, he'll get where he wants to be. Smile

Brian pulls himself along with his arms and one foot pushing and is way too fast for my liking! He's regularly rocking on all 4s, so i keep expecting him to crawl 'normally' someday but he's too fast as it is!

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"ange84" wrote:

He loves to stand with support, I try to sit him down and he straightens his legs out to stand and locks them so he can't be put in a sitting position.

See, this is the opposite of Tobey. When I try and get him to stand he just lifts his legs like he's sitting. He won't put his legs down