my baby is just over 9 months old and cant sit up yet?

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Jane - posted on 04/21/2010

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Hi Fiona,
Like you, my little boy was a little slow to sit up. I was really worried too, and @ 10 months he still wasn't sitting unsupported. I then went to see my Doctor who said that she wasn't too worried, as he was sitting on my lap etc with good neck control. She told me that if he hadn't started to pull himself up by 11 months then I should see a specialist, to check his development. Well I spoke to the specialist the next week, as I was still a little worried, and he too, said it didn't sound like a big deal, but if I wanted to, I could make an appt. to get him checked, which I did. Well lo and behold, the very next day, after I made the appt. he sat up by himself, like it was no big deal, and the crawling and standing came straight away at the same time!! So now all I have to worry about is him crashing into things hehe... Just have faith that your little one will do it in time, but if you are a little worried and need reassurance, there is definitely nothing wrong nor better than getting a professional opinion, so don't be too scared to see your Doctor :)
Best of luck hun x x

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Floor time is another great suggestion. Playing with your baby with her belly on the floor helps to develop muscles so that the later developing skills such as sitting up and crawling won't be so difficult. Does your daughter like being on her belly?

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Good suggestion, Quechelle. I would still recommend an evaluation too. It's better to get it done and find out everythings's ok than to not have it done and things get worse and harder to fix.

Rikki - posted on 04/21/2010

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our son just started to sit up on his own he is 6 and a half months maby you can try sitting on the floor behind bubby seemed to work well for our son sit them down put bubbys hand on there knees and then help them when they are going to fall over but try your hardest to get them to balance them self we do allot of floor play a few times a day some days you feel like you are getting nothing elce done but sitting on the floor but its good for them..you can also try a bumbo seat it helps to get them uprite and in the corect positon for sitting :) good luck ( sorry for spelling its late here and i have one grumpy baby on my hands lol )

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Hi Fiona...Every child develops at his/her own pace, however, most children are sitting up by 6 months. I am an early intervention developmental specialist.I would recommend that you contact your local early intervention agency.Early intervention is for children aged birth to three. They can evaluate your child to see if she is on the right track, or needs some help to develop skills. She is rolling over, which usually happens before sitting up, so she is probably right on track, just doing it a little later than most!!!

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