Jenna - posted on 10/15/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter is 7 months old and her pediatrician has me concerned that she is behind developmentally. When she was at her 6 month visit, the dotor tried pulling her from a laying to a sitting position and she was just lazy and didn't want to cooperate. I should mention that her doctor is one of those overly thorough doctors. Also, the doctor tried telling me that she should be bearing weight on her legs and able to sit up by now and referred her to the early intervention program. I declined it because at home, she is rolling all over and very active. She still can't sit up totally by herself yet and doesn't really try using her legs when I hold her up. I am concerned because I see other babies, younger than mine, that have already reached these milestones. I feel like a bad mother, and the pediatrician constantly questions me about my decisions to hold off on physical therapy. I am stressed and not sure what to do, should I involve her in these programs or just give her time? She is very smart, active and alert so I just don't understand what the big concern is really? I am a first time mom but have always heard that babies do things on their own time and I would think that a pediatrician should know this.