Any October baby standing already?

Ines - posted on 03/26/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Has any of your baby started to stand yet? My 5-month wants to stand ALL the time when I hold him. I hope that's ok. My mom is worried that he'll bend his legs. I try not to encourage him to do so, but he just does it on his own and gets really impetient when I'm not helping him.

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Katie - posted on 04/03/2009

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yes, my daughter loves to stand and has done for a while. She can't pull herself up to standing but when I stand her up she can support herself on a chair or something stable for a while - she loves it. And the look on her face is so sweet - like she's so proud of herself!

Jackie - posted on 04/02/2009

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mine is the sameway, he loves to stand and he really really hates tummy time...and rolling over when i put him down on his belly for it. 

Diana -n Craig - posted on 04/02/2009

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Nice to hear about other babies like mine; loves to stand, hates tummy time. She's getting better, but now pretty much just rolls over right away.

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My little girl loves to stand. She thinks she's hot stuff. She even pulls herself up. Its no problem with the ped. so no problem with me!

Stephanie - posted on 03/30/2009

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My little girl likes to stand up too. The what to expect when you're expecting book said that is not a problem. They would cry if they didn't want to do it.

Angie - posted on 03/30/2009

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My Emily loves to stand too!  We have been putting her in a jumper and she has a blast!  We have been walking with her from time and to time and she has really strong legs!  It said in the "What to Expect During the First Year" that it was ok.  Enjoy it!!

Caitlin - posted on 03/30/2009

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My baby girl is going to be 6 months in 2 days and she loves to stand. I think she is going to skip walking all together because she hates being on her stomach and does not even try to crawl and would rather stand all day if she could.

Zeina - posted on 03/28/2009

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MY daughter she is 5 1/2 and she start moving in her tummmy 2 weeks ago but not crawling yet and she stand albo on her feet but with support .SHE  is doing gr8 when she moves in her tummy she can be in her tummy for long time .

Leanne - posted on 03/28/2009

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mine has been standing since before she turned 4 months.. it's ok to let them if they feel they want to .. just not for long periods... the jolly jumper is a HUGE hit - if you have one - put him in it .. at first I just had it long enough for her toes to touch so that she got used to it.. she loves it!!

Elleyna - posted on 03/28/2009

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OUR WEE MAN STARTED DOING THIS ABOUT 3MONTHS, JUST GO WITH THE FLOW AND WATCH HIS HIPS

Nancy - posted on 03/28/2009

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My daughter turned 5 months yesterday and has been standing for a little while now. She has both a Jolly Jumper and a Jumperoo and prefers to be in them than sitting and forget about laying down to play. Bearing their weight on their legs is actually one of the motor skills that babies are suppose to be developing at 4 months. He'll let his legs buckle when he wants to sit.

Check out this website on milestones to be looking for in your baby. http://www.babycenter.com/0_milestone-ch...

Amanda - posted on 03/27/2009

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yes my daughter is 5 months also and loves standing up she holds her own wieght by her self i just have to hold her hands cause she cant keep her balance yet but she hates being on her tummy she fine for a min or two then no more

Kat - posted on 03/27/2009

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Hi. My daughter is the same as the above. Has been standing since about 2 months. Really loves to be upright. Hates tummy time. I don't think that this can cause any problems with the legs. My husband broke his leg 2 years ago & had to have surgery it was quite bad. The main thing he had to do to help it heal was walk on it. It caused blood to flow to the sore area & bring all the goodness to it. So my thought is that the standing would be increasing the blood flow to the muscles & bones. Making them stronger & develop.

Tara - posted on 03/26/2009

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Same here! my son is almost 6 months old and has been standing, of course supported, for months. He loves it and can pull himself up himself. I think he will skip the crawling stage as he hates being on his tummy and will roll over right away.

Becky - posted on 03/26/2009

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Hi Ines, my papa (my son) is the same way too. He always wants to stand and even "walks" - and by that I mean sometimes makes the motion of walking, bending and lifting his leg. He likes to do this all over the place, on the ground, the counter, the checkoutline at the grocery store, he hates lying down (except for sleeping time) - I think he likes to see everything too. I think it's fine. My husband is 1/2 Ugandan where I believe babies walk the youngest (avg 9 months or so). I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

Brenda - posted on 03/26/2009

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My son has wanted to stand since about 2 months as well.  He has always hated being cradled and gets tired of sitting.  He can stand for a long time while grabbing onto something, like the bars of his crib.  When he stands in our lap he holds our fingers and bends his knees to make himself rock back and forth.

Jenny - posted on 03/26/2009

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My son has been trying to stand since he was 2 month old. I don't see a problem with it. I got him a jolly jumper because he constantly wants to be standing up.

Laura - posted on 03/26/2009

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It's fine honestly, some babies stand before crawling! Case in point: my husband skipped crawling altogether and went straight to running, which my daughter seems to want to do. She would rather stand supported then try to crawl. It is in "What to expect in the first year", which also gives lists of what baby is capable of in each month.

Carmela - posted on 03/26/2009

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My 5 and a half year old son is the same way; he's been trying to stand for a long time now.  I think I read in "what to expect in the first year" that it's okay at this point to help them to stand for short periods of time and there's no harm done.  Our 4 year old son was the same way as a baby and he ended up never crawling; only walking!

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