how to get my baby to sit up on her own

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Angela - posted on 03/29/2009

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my little girl started to sit up on her own at around 5 months. We used pillows all around her most times so she had more independence but we also used a 'bumbo' which looks like a potty but it actually is a chair where her bum is plonked into...she loves it!!!

Candice - posted on 03/29/2009

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my daughter just did it one day. i was surprised. she was the same with crawling. no interest in it for a long time, then just suddenly started. all kids hit milestones at different times. the ages they give you are just averages. don't worry, she'll sit when she's ready.

Lois - posted on 03/29/2009

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Love the pic!!!  I think the babies will sit up on their own when they're ready, my daughter is 5.5 months and she doesn't sit up by herself yet.  Don't know how old your baby, or babies(if the cute pic is of your kids) are but I'm sure they will sit up when they're ready.

Julia - posted on 03/28/2009

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Your baby will start to sit up by herself when she is ready and able...don't push it as it can damage the spine.....when she is strong enough and starts to sit up you could sit behind her or put pillows around so she doesn't hurt herself if she topples over.

Joy - posted on 03/28/2009

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sit behind her on the floor with ur legs out around her incase she falls and let her hold ur fingers and then take ur hands away. do this for about 5 min 3 or 4 times a day. i also put my son in his bumbo chair and then take him out a few times a day. he is a pro now!!

Emily - posted on 03/28/2009

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I started putting pillows around my son, to help him sit up. It took about 2 weeks but really worked.

Cindy - posted on 03/28/2009

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Hi Jody!



I am not sure how old your little one is but usually they are able to around 6 months or so. I would just surround my daughter with a bunch of pillows on the floor for support. Also if have an excersaucer/ jolly jumper that tends to helps them gain more stabilization. I hope this helps a bit! I wish you all the best!

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