HOW IS EVERYONES BABY(S) DEVELOPING??

Mary - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )

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IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SHARE WITH OTHER MOTHERS HOW OUR CHILDREN ARE DEVELOPING ESPECIALLY WITH THEM BEING SO CLOSE IN AGES. ALSO IT MAY HELP FIRST TIME MUMS WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR CHILDS DEVELOPMENT

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Nadia - posted on 02/14/2009

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Snap with the Sky remote & mobile phone-Hayden is obsessed!!! He's 6 months on 23rd Feb, has been sitting unsupported since his 5 month bday and spends most of his time this way now :) Although his arms & neck seem strong, he can't roll either way & moans if left on his tummy for more than a few mins! He spends all of his laying on his back time with his knees up trying to eat his feet! He yells at other babies & I call him the bully of my post natal group as he always makes atleast 1 baby cry with his outbursts! He's just started to throw things on purpose (usually his dummy or teething toys). He thinks it's a game when I keep giving them back to him & laughs when people laugh at him! :) No sign of crawl or walking yet? He stands with support, but feet are firmly planted still!

Shayna - posted on 02/14/2009

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My son was 6 months on Feb.6th.  He has been sitting unsupported since Xmas.  He rolls all over the room to get what he wants.  He rocks on his hands & knees and scoots but goes backwards! He will back himself all the way into a corner and the scream b/c he is stuck. (I giggle) He screeches anytime he sees another baby.  And will screech and screech at them until they leave.  It sounds like he says HI anytime an adult talks to him. He has been playing the piano for months and also reaches to pound on any keyboard that he sees.  He moves toys from one hand to the other and can grasp things with the thumb and pointer finger.  Often times he prefers to sit and read books (eat books) and is too, like other babies is obsessed with the remote and the cell phone.  Most likely b/c one of us always has one or the other in hand.  So, I put my hubby's picture on the phone and put him on speaker anytime he calls.  Then my son looks at his pic, hears the voice and screeches back.  Smart babies they are! :)  (and growing way too fast)

Lily - posted on 02/14/2009

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My son was born Aug 26 and he just said his first word yesterday. My husband kept asking him if he was hungry and Aidan said "Milky". I am not surprised, as he weighed 16 lbs when I took him to the dr a few weeks ago and he still wakes up 3-4x at night to eat. lol



A few weeks ago he started to roll from front to back and vice versa, but he doesnt realize it's a way to get around the room yet. He sits up on his own pretty well, but occassionally flops over so you have to watch him. He hasnt learned to drink water yet. I put some in a straw and he just let it dribble out of his mouth. He eats rice and barley cereal, but I havent given him anything else yet since the dr says he could get allergies if I start too soon.

Jami - posted on 02/12/2009

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My son Jude (8/14), can roll back to front (since 3 months), front to back (from 4 months), sits unsipported (since 5 months), and just the past few days started pushing up to his hands and knees (well falling inot from sitting really). He refuses bottles and nurses ever 2-3 hours (even at night... well sometimes I get a 4-5 break at night). He is a big baby though (about 24 lbs). He has no real nap schedule and takes 1 real nap and 2-3 cat naps a day.We do baby signs and he does calm down when i tell him we are going to nurse (milk sign). All in all I think he's doing well.

Wendy - posted on 02/11/2009

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I'm a mom of two boys. They're 1 1/2 year apart. Gabriel will turn two 2/27. Joshua will turn 6 months 2/21. I'm very bless. They're very good boys. One issue I have with Gabriel is he's eating. Ever since he was little he eat slow and small amount. Today meal time can take up to an hour. He's also very picky eater. During meal time he has to be playing with sometime to take his attention away before he'll open he's mouth for me to feed him. When he gets tire of one toy I have to find him another toy so that eating can be continue. It's very frustration. It takes a lot of patient and energy to get thru a meal. Joshua so far don't have this problem. He likes to eat and finish a bottle in a timly manner. Thank God!! Two boys get along great. Although Gabriel do get jealous at times. He has to learn to share mommy now. Only thing about having kids so close in age is having both in diaper at the same time. After changing one than next one comes. It keeps you busy.

Patricia - posted on 02/11/2009

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These postings are a lot of fun to read because it is very apparent that there is such diversity in development. My little girl will be 6 months on 2/27th. She sits up by herself, is eating oatmeal cereal--no rice she didn't like the taste, and loves to babble when the moment suits her. I'm starting to hear ba ba and ma ma but only when she is upset. She hates being on her tummy and perfers to sit or lay down to reach things. She is showing an immense interest in walking. She can stand pretty well and if you hold her hands or provide support she starts to move her legs in a walking way. She has even figured out how to move her legs down and up the stairs. She can't pull herself up yet but she is beginning to show an interest in doing so.  She amazes me daily :) and I always can't wait to see what she will do next. She watches everything and loves to play with blocks or other toys. She has two teeth poking out and seems to be working on her top ones :) This is my first and I didn't realize babies were so  intriguing. I'm happy.

Renae - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughter will be 6 months old on the 18th and although she is growing and thriving, she has not rolled over at all yet. She is good at eating cereal and will sit with support. She is a tummy sleeper and I thought by now she would have rolled over to her back during the night but hasn't. She loves to sit up and really doesn't like to do tummy time or back time for that matter. She is smiling and babbling all the time and sleeps nearly 12 hours at night. My 5 year old daughter rolled over from belly to back at age 3 months so I expected my baby to do the same but I guess not. Anyway...nice to read everyone's responses.

Paige - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughter is 5 months one week. born on the 30th. I was really worried she was going to be behind because she had a major surgery at 2 1/2 months to remove a large tumor but we just had a check up today and doc says she actually seems ahead! It was such a relief to hear that. She rolls over both ways...she does not like being on her belly so she rolls to her side alot and pulls her feet up to her chest. She also sit, i always sit right behind her incase she does fall. She has been eating cereal twice a day and we are going to start adding orange veggies in this week. She laughs and smiles constantly. She will grab at anything in sight. Most things end up making it to her mouth because she is teething. She also plants her feet when you put her up. Her legs are strong enough to stand if she could just get the balance thing down. she also scoots with her legs when on her belly but cant quite get her shoulders to move. She is great at holding her head and shoulders up though. Its so fun to read what all other babies are doing at this age too!

Heather - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughter is 6 1/2 months old. She still doesn't sit by herself as she throws her legs about too much so its dangerous to even try! She either seems to loose balance with that or wanting to crab something out of reach and topples over. She can eat finger food now e.g Toast, tortilla wraps and bread. She has already said her first two words, she said Hiya at 4 1/2 months and Mama at 6 months (the second word wasn't heard by my husband so therefor in his books didn't happen). Lol

She can roll from tummy to back really easily and has started to copy mum when it comes to playing with certain toys. I've heard from a couple of health care professionals that Tummy time is supposed to help them later on when they're starting to figure out which hand to write with. It helps with hand/eye coordination and apparently help with those who have Dyslexia in the family. Tummy time is supposed to last 15mins per day but my little one cries after about 2mins so its hard.

Anyone else have this problem?

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughter was 6 months on 2/3/09. She was 15 lbs 2oz and 27 1/4 inches long. She is very long and she loves to stand and has loved to stand since she was a month old. She rolls over front to back, sits supported, and is trying to crawl but she just doesn't have the patience to be on her tummy for very long. Her tummy time is frustrating for both of us. She is saying dah dah and babling and laughing. Although I know she thinks everyone and everything is dah dah. Her personalty is really starting to show.

Ashley - posted on 02/09/2009

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My daughter was born August 24th (2 weeks late). She sleeps through the night, eats 6 oz 4-5 times a day, can roll from tummy to back, not that she does it often, and just rolled from back to stomach today. She doesnt eat off a spoon yet, but tries. She sits up well by herself, she laughs out loud, kicks, and talks. She can walk if you hold her arms! She hates tummy time so she isnt even close to crawling yet. Sometimes she will give you kisses when you ask her, and she is very observant.

Lorilynne - posted on 02/09/2009

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My son was born August 25th so he's  just a little over five months now.  He will sit unsupported for about a second and then he lets himself fall over.  He actually loves being on his tummy and spends most of his time on the floor like that.  He rolls everywhere and never stays in one place for long.  He is trying so hard to crawl but hasn't really figured out how to get on his knees so he'll lock his legs and go up on his hands and toes.   He loves his big sister and I know it won't be long before he's following her all over the house.  He also loves our kitties and is always trying to get their ears in his mouth.  He's been eating solid foods for about a month now, mostly just fruits and veggies but he had some rusks (they're kind of like crackers) the other day and he handled them pretty well.  He's also been really curious about his big sister's cups so we got him one of his own but he's chewing on it more than drinking out of it.  He loves his jumperoo and whenever he's in my lap he wants to stand and jump holding onto my hands.  He's been sleeping through the night since he was about six weeks old so he goes down about 7pm and sleeps til 7 am, only wakes for night time feedings when he's going through a growth spurt.  He laughs big belly laughs whenever I kiss his tummy or face or toes and he loves being tickled.  He's babbling a little but mostly just squealing and blowing raspberries.

Katerina - posted on 02/09/2009

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My daughter is 6 months tomorrow and loves to giggle, mumble and trying to sing along her mobile. She is almost sitting unsupported, grabs toys, puts EVERYTHING in her mouth, but doesn't have any interest in rolling over. She doesn't really like her tummy time, so when I  try to slowly roll her over when she gets to her side she arches her back and stick her arm out to prevent any possibility of roling over on her stomach, she really makes sure she ends up on her back again, it is actually very funny when she does it.

Brittany - posted on 02/09/2009

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Kelly, I also have a son that is behind on everything how old is ur son and how far behind is he?

Sharon - posted on 02/08/2009

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my little chloe is 6 months 2day shes rolling from tummy 2 back and back to tummy every time i leave the room shes at the other side so cant leave her on floor well im out the room now lol. she picks up toys really easy and puts her dummy in and out of her mouth she can sitting on own for about 5 secs shes getting there she was last weighed on 7th jan she was 16lb 7oz going get her weighed this week.

Hailie - posted on 02/07/2009

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My son Nolan will be 6 months on the 22nd of Feb. he can hold his own bottle, rolls tummy to back and back to tummy, he says 'hi' anytime someone new comes in to the room, he also says 'mum mum'. Nolan can sit when supported, he follows sound and movement, and can drink out of a sippy.

Meghan - posted on 02/07/2009

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My daughter is just six months and she just started to say 'mum mum' and 'da da' but never together. Last weekend it was mum and this week it is da da, and then today....nothing but squeeling at everything!!!

Tami - posted on 02/07/2009

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Austin will be 6 months on the 10th, he can roll both ways and will sit on his own but only until he realizes that there is nothing there, then he falls over lol. if I stand him up at the footstool he will stay like that for up to a minute. He takes steps if you walk holding him under the arms. Just a tip: he hated being on his tummy until he got a bad diaper rash and I was giving him about an hour to an hour and a half of naked time everyday. Now he loves being on his tummy naked and tolerates it a lot better with clothes on! dont know if it will work for you but it did for me!

About the babbling, austin doesnt really do it yet, just says ahhhhhhhh and squeels, but my doc says that is ok, he will start between now and 9 months.

Serena - posted on 02/07/2009

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Carter was 6 months on the 4th and he can roll over both directions, sit unsupported, hold him self up for about 30 secs (like if i stand him up in his crib) and scoot backwards and get onhis hands and knees rocking. Although we went to the dr on the 5th for shots and she was asking about babbling??? I thought to myself what exactly is "babbling" i mean he makes noises but no ba or ma yet does anyone else have this issue??

Maria - posted on 02/07/2009

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Grace is 6 months, 4 days old. She sits unassisted, crawls (still with her tummy on the ground), and rolls...and rolls and rolls (the other day she grabbed the corner of a blanket she was laying in and actually rolled herself up in it!) She has a tooth poking through on the bottom and eats a variety of (homemade) solid foods. She also likes the Zwiebek toast that she can pick up, "chew" and suck on. She weighs 15 lb. 9 oz. and is 26 3/4" long.

Nicole - posted on 02/06/2009

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My son, Joshua, turned 6 months old today.  I wish I would have known about this site so much earlier.  He used to absolutely hate being on his tummy...but a couple weeks ago he figured out how to roll over (without getting his arm stuck finally) and now he loves it.  He is eating well.  He sits up supported and can almost sit up on his own.  We got a jumper for him for christmas and he is standing sooo much better...We spread his toys out of his reach and he "rolls" himself to get them.  He also pulls his knees up when he is on his tummy, but just ends up rolling himself over...He holds his bottle sometimes, but doesn't do it most times.

Melissa - posted on 02/06/2009

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My son Andrew was 6 months on August 5th.  As early as 2 weeks he started to really attempt to lift his neck especially when sitting in his rocker in his room.  The back of the chair faces his door so he was always lifting his head to see over the chair.  That's when we decided to start him on tummy tine.  We've always had him in some sort of sitting position as early as a month old to get his neck stronger.  For some reason he really liked to be in a sitting position early on.  He started rolling over at 3 months but just from belly to back. Good thing I have it recorded because he stopped doing roll overs about a month ago!  At 4 months he started to sit up more but still supported and just at about 5 and half months he started sitting unsupported.  He loves sitting so when it's tummy time he prefers not to do it.  He started reaching for certain toys he has taken an interest in just about 2 weeks ago.  At times he still will topple over on his back.  Does attempt to try and get back up but just can't make it.  Although, just a week ago I had him stting on the bed and he fell back on a pillow.  Our bathroom is connected to the bedroom and I stepped in to get something when I came out he was sitting up. So some how he found a way to get himself back up.  The only concern I have is that he is not rolling over any more.  I feel with him taking an interest in sitting up much more that will give him more ammo to want to move around more.  He started on solids at 5 months.  At times he will grab his spoon to feed himself.  Hilarious watching him try to maneuver the spoon into his mouth!   He has always been very attentive and alert since birth.  He enjoys watching our two cats run around.

Meghan - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter is 6 months tomorrow. She loves to eat her cereal and has started drinking water from a cup. She doesnt roll over all the time...she would rather be sitting instead of lying down. She has been sitting by herself unsupported since Christmas. She pulls herself up on her toys to a standing postion but falls to get down. When on her tummy she pushes herself backwards untill she hits something like the couch and then she cries or goes around in circles if toys are nearby! Sometimes she gets up on her knees but she just rocks back and forth a couple times and then falls back on her tummy. She loves to hold my hands and jump. She is constantly moving! She naps okay during the day but nighttime is still two feedings. She also loves the remote and my cellphone. We have taken the batteries out of ones that we dont use anymore and let her play but she knows they are not the ones that I use!! How do babies get so smart? lol

Mary - posted on 02/05/2009

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i am so pleased at everyones response josh was born the 24th aug he loves sitting up (hes gradually getting his balance but he prefers being in someones arms) we are gradually getting him onto solids (he eats whatever we eat but mushed up 1st) hes gradually getting the idea off rolling over and his sleep pattern is sleep during day keep us up at night despite us trying to settle him early

Laura - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter is 6 months today. She had her doctor's app. and weights 15 lbs. 2 oz. and is 27"long. She LOVES to eat her baby food. and is doing all she can to put everything and anything into her mouth....lol. But she does hate being on her tummy, she will roll over but hates it. She's starting to venture out and wants to "sit" on her own. She is my second, I also have a 5 yr old son.

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter just turned 6 mo. on the 2nd. She is rolling over from tummy to back easily and tries to roll back over but gets her arm stuck. Yesterday she actually sat up unsupported yesterday for about a minute....she is fine as long as she doesn't make any sudden movements! :) She is standing up very well and has been since she was about 2 mo. old. She babbles and talks alot and loves to laugh and giggle all the time. Her eye/hand coordination has gotten a ton better in the last month as well. She will grab anything she sees....she especially loves the remote and my cell phone. (what is it with babies and phones/remotes???) This is my second child and I have loved watching all the changes and growth all over again. This is our last so I will be very sad when there are no more 1st's!!!

Venus - posted on 02/05/2009

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I am a first time mom and My son is 5 1/2 months old born on August 20th.  He started trying to pull himself up about 1 1/2 to 2 months old.  He was holding his own head up really good when he was about 3 weeks old.  He rolls over from his back to his belly and will roll to his side to reach for toys from his back and roll back to it very easily.  He hates being on his belly and doesn't roll alot from his belly to his back.  He screams his head off when he is put on belly.  He has started making the rasberry sounds with his lips and recently has started trying to use his toungue while doing so.  He has been very aware of his surroundings and noise for a while now.  I love seeing all the new things that he does and as he is learning them.  I am very big on the learning factor.  We try to read to him every night and have been doing sign language with him also.  My son can hear but I have read that is a great way for your baby to learn and comunicate with you also.  My brother bought this progam from yourbabycanread.com for his son and he said it is awsome.  He has only had it for about 2 weeks now.  His son is talking more than before.  I am ordering it next week for my son.

Kellie - posted on 02/05/2009

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Hi,   My daughter is almost 6 months,  she was born on the 15th of August.    She rolls over, from her back to tummy,  she is trying to go back, but needs to move her arm out of the way.   She will sit with support, not really ready to do it alone.   She watches and hears everything.   She will stand on my lap.   I think she is pretty strong.  I watch her very closely, because my youngest son was and is behind in development.     She sleeps good at night, but will not nap during the day.... that can be frustrating.   I think that is it..   ?    :) 

Andrea - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hey, I agree. My daughter is only just over 5 months, cuz she was born on the 28th. She rolls over, pays attention to voices, movement, objects etc, no questions there. She won't stay on her belly long, almost sleeps the whole night through, and sits supported, but is getting closer to fully sitting alone. I find she's really strong because she puts all of her weight on her legs if she stands on my lap... is that normal for this age?? Anything I missed?

Melissa - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hi Mary.  I agree on this.  I am so glad I saw your posting.  My son, Andrew, will be 6 months August 5th.  I am a first time mom.  What would you like to know?

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