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
DS1 didn't move until he was 9.5 months old but he was at least bearing weight on his legs by now
Josie is crawling and pulling up/standing...
My kids all did this around this time...
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)
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.
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.
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.
Look at that huge window! 9 months is smack in the middle of normal development.
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
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.
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.
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
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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