Do you worry that your baby is behind?

Leslie - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I understand that all babies are different. I'm okay that my daughter isn't quite sitting up yet, or that she hasn't started walking yet. I'm not too worried about these things. But the only words she can say are mama dada and baba (bottle) and random babbles that mean nothing. I feel kind of like a bad mom because I'm so busy working, and my husband stays home. My daughter hasn't been eating food like she should, she's still on stage 2 baby food. I should have started her on stage 3 sooner yes? I dont know, i'm a first time mom so I dont know a lot. I just feel like she's behind, does anyone else feel like their baby is behind too?

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Feona - posted on 04/07/2010

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Well don't worry my son is on stage 2 foods and I am in no rush to advance him to stage 3 because he has no teeth and I don't want him to choke. I had a family reunion and had so older people who haven't had kids in 20 years or so tell me to feed him table food and I am looking at them and saying to myself and you are big as a house. I think that when we rush kids to eat 'grown' people food before their time or feed them the wrong non-nutritional foods during this time for their brain and body growth we result in childhood obesity and they grow to love the french fries and hamburgers and not like to eat veggies and fruits. SO no don't feel that you child is behind because as they get older you will have the pressure of is your child as smart as my child and all the other things people like to compare.

Monica - posted on 04/07/2010

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Stella has always hated tummy time, so crawling is out of the question, she does like to stand and walk as long as one of us holds her hands.. She eats food like its going out of style, has hit all her milestones, but she is funny..was saying mama dada and now wont..makes lots of noise and other sounds, only rolls over when she feels like it, I would like to think she is independent and stubborn, given her parents not a far stretch lol. but I do worry. Her sister was doing more at this age but I didn't work then. The dr is not concerned but I still sort of am...

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Leslie - posted on 04/07/2010

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Wow that makes me feel so much better. I know what you mean about her swallowing it whole. We tried the melt in your mouth cereal looking things for babies (which do NOT melt in your mouth for the record) but she doesn't mash it up and just swallows it. So I thought it was too hard, and I let it sit in applesauce (like they suggest) to soften up, but she still just swallowed it and chocked on it a bit. So I tried some soft sliced cheese, but she showed no signs of mashing, just swallowing. I'm so glad I'm not the only one that feels like their child is behind. :)

Atia - posted on 04/06/2010

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yes! i too feel like my daughter is behind. my daughter just started crawling. she's getting ready to turn one next month and i feel she should be walking by now. i do feel bad because i compare her to my oldest daughter and i know that i shouldnt but its hard not to. my oldest was walking by 9 months, talking real good at 1, eating table food since i dont know when, wouldnt even touch baby food. but my baby, she still eating 2nd stage food as well. i try to give her some table food and all she does is swallow it whole. so i know she's not ready for the real deal. dont feel bad because i feel the same way about my daughter being behind as well

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