i have a 9 month old and he has not reached some of his milestones?

App+7mnejhu - posted on 01/19/2012 ( 168 moms have responded )

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i have a 9 month old that has not yet started to crawl, sit up on his own, or say any words yet; and i was wondering if there is something i can do to help him reach his milestones?

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Carrie - posted on 01/20/2012

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All babies are different, but sitting up is an early developmental milestone- usually 4-6mos. Being a nurse and a mother of 5, I would have a neurological exam done. Smiling, being happy and alert may be clouding the issue.

Laura - posted on 01/20/2012

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I used to have a daycare center and I know you've heard it before, but all children develop differently. Having said that, I have noticed that some children (including my 17 month old) don't go for it until they have ample space to maneuver. My older children learned to crawl and walk at our house. Apparently, my little one didn't think our house was big enough, because when we took him with us to clean out our old daycare building he saw the open floors and took off crawling, but back at home he sat and rolled around. Back at the building he took off crawling again. He was 11 mos old. He also took his time learning to sit on his own. My oldest took her time (about 9 1/2 mos) before she crawled. She was just content to sit until one day she decided to take off. I wouldn't worry yet, just be sure to give plenty of floor time and space and see what happens. Also, as for talking, that usually comes closer to one year old. I hope this helps.

Jessica - posted on 01/20/2012

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My daughter wasn't sitting at 9 months either. Her pediatrician suggested an MRI just to make sure everything was fine. It came back normal, so they put us in physical therapy for babies. We went once a week to see a physical therapist who helped strenthen her muscles while playiing. She saw the therapist until she was around a year and a half and really benefitted from it. Now she is a happy normal 4 year old. Good Luck!

Kellie - posted on 01/19/2012

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the rocking is great! it's what they do right before they crawl, he's building up his strength and working on his coordination to be able to crawl, so that's a great sign there.



He sounds perfectly normal for him, but you will not stop worrying (if your anything like me lol) until you do some research and or take him to the doctor to be checked over :)

Lindy - posted on 01/20/2012

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We put a piece of chocolate cake on a plate about 6 feet in front of our son, and he sure crawled to it for the first time, in a sloppy fashion but he got there. Problem solved.

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Jenny - posted on 07/07/2012

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Unfortunately we cant do much.. Baby develops when he is ready. Same was the case with my son when he was 9 month old.. Then at 10 months + he started to scoot and at 11 months he started with crawling... And now he is 14 months almost but still not walking... Initially I used to get worried like you but as i saw his rate of development i realised his speed of progress ..So just chill .. On your part you can keep his favorite toys away from him i.e out of her reach so that in order to reach for it .. he will start moving.. keep encouraging him we feel that it hardly matters but my experience tells that when you trust your child n encourage him he gets some kind of enthusiasm and it does really helps, when you appreciate his efforts by clapping etc! And lastly dont worry .. some people say boys are usually late though i don't believe this much.. but every child is different n this is the only truth.. So cheer up n encourage your child ... :)

Bianca - posted on 03/22/2012

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Hi Samantha,

My son is now 18 months old but he never hit any of his milestones on time. He didn't sit up on his own til about 7 mos, hold his sippy cup til 8 mos and didn't crawl til 12 mos. he recently started standing and cruising along the furniture. He was born wih a sensori-neural hearing loss (profoudnly deaf) and now has a cochlear implant. Since he couldn't walk by 15 mos we finally got a physical therapist to come in and evaluate and she did he has mild case of low muscle tone. It scared me so I'm trying to get a referral to tx childrens neurology center to get a full diagnosis. Go with your instincts and get him checked out with a specialist/early childhood intervention bc they will lead you in the right direction. The earlier te better. My baby is happy and seems fine but we want to make sure he doesnt have a neurological disorder that's causing this. Good luck please update :)

Amanda - posted on 03/20/2012

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one more thing. Baby Bumblebee videos helped my daughter with cognitive and speech development. they are so good and the kids just love them. plus, it will give you a little time to do other things since you will be doing his therapy with him at other times ;)

Amanda - posted on 03/20/2012

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It sounds like he needs PT(physical therapy). I'd start with making him sit up on his own. Several times a day, for about 5 minutes each, make him sit up with only slight help. Slowly fade your help from a hand on the shoulder to just a finger or 2, to him sitting up on his own. Sit-ups are good. help him do them. This will strengthen his stomach muscles and he will be able to sit better with stronger ones. Do them each day. It took my daughter until she was 11 months to sit up. We didn't get into PT until she was 19 months old because her doctor was in denial. It's not bad to go to PT. If he is months late sitting up, and he is, he does have a diagnosis. It would be low muscle tone. You can even use the early intervention in your state and the therapist will come to your house and it will be free. Don't wait on this. The speech therapy is probably not necessary right now. I would get a z-vibe and massage his mouth with it. That is something a speech therapist would do for his low muscle tone. It is affecting his speech as well as his movement. He will need lots of extra help but he will overcome and reach his milestones much faster if you do these things. I am not a therapist but I have been watching masters and Ph.D. level therapists for 3 years now and have been performing therapy daily on my daughter so I do have more knowledge than most on this site, obviously. the best to you

Shantel - posted on 03/20/2012

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Hi, I am new to this so I hope I am posting in the right spot... I have a son, he is 5 right now, who has minor low muscle tone and speech delays, and bad eating habits. He sees a PT, OT, Speech therapist and eating specialist once a week. He had saggital craniosynostosis that wasnt properly diagnosed until 2 1/2. The first couple of years of his life he was extremely behind in hitting his milestones. Dr. just told me that kids develop differently that I shouldnt worry so much. Well, I finally diagnosed him myself at 2. He had a complete skull reconstruction at 2 1/2 at Primary Childrens Hospital. So now everyone and I thought his special needs were a result from the lack of early diagnosis,

Now I have a baby girl who is 9 months. Makenzie doesnt roll over, sit up by herself, or any signs of crawling. She has a hard time digesting food, she just cries and cries when I give her baby food. SHe is underweight so much she isnt charted. She has been diagnosed with low muscle tone by a PT. She has had a x-ray of her head, x-ray of her tummy and nothing is wrong. Could this be a genetic disorder? Could there be an underlying problem associated with both my children?

I feel since I have Medicaid the drs dont want to put her through any "expensive" testing.. what should I do?



by the way I also have 2 other children who are perfectly normal and healthy...

Azalia - posted on 03/18/2012

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where do you live? if you live in NYC contact NYS early intervention services; if you dont just google your state"s early intervention department. Autism can be detected as early as 6 months; get on this quick (not too alarm you), but the quicker evaluations are done; the better it will be for your child and yourself.

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I would say he's only behind with the sitting up and until he sits up on his own he will have trouble crawling. At 9 months they make sounds but you can hardly call that speaking and many don't crawl until 11 or 12 months, my baby boy crawled at about 9 months and 2 months later he was walking. I used to read about babies crawling at 6 months and thinking my little man was behind, but once they do, everything else comes quick. Try to encourage sitting. I used to sit Aidan on a mat and put cushions around him everyday and he actually sat on his own at 6 months. Bottom line is, give your bub time, you can encourage but he'll do it on his own time.

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try and get on the floor with him and show him what it looks like. Also try and move his feet. or try and put something in front of him and see if he trys to get it. My son started crawling at 10 months and only crawled for about 3 weeks and then he started to walk. He did it on his own. All kids are different. I wouldn't be too concerned. Unless your doctor is. As for the sitting up my friend got he daughter a boopie(or something like that) its new, when she was little to help her sit up I don't know how effective it is or what it is designed to do but it had her daughter sitting up. As for the words is he at least speaking baby talk or cooing or laughing. If so then he is just fine. Hope this helps.

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See, I think babies who are CONTENT and aren't "nosey" and "in" to things are the babies who, in general, walk "later."

App+7mnejhu - posted on 02/24/2012

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my baby boy is fine in my opinion he is fine but his dr is just freaking out over nothing he is just being lazy and he is a late bloomer is all

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I didn't read the responses, BUT don't worry, Momma! My son was an extremely content infant. he was "LATE" doing everything! He didn't crawl until he was between 12-13 months old, didn't walk until he was about 15 months old, didn't get potty trained until he was THREE AND A HALF years old, and didn't say many words until about the same time he was potty trained. Guess what, the day he took his first step, he was running by the end of the day. He had "perfected" walking already! He did not take a step or tw and fall like most babies do. He went from picking out his own diapers because he knew what he wore to being potty trained 100% overnight! NEVER had an accident. He was wanting to wear "big boy underwear" one night! I was like, why don't we wait until tomorrow, and he wanted that diaper off THEN, soooo even though I fully expected a pee-soaked bed, I sent him to bed w/ big boy undies and he was dry and went to the bathroom all by him self in the morning...same thing w/ talking. I was worried something was really wrong w/ him about that! He said only a handful of things when he was 3.5 years old. Took him to the beach and he came home w/ a HUGE vocabulay! Not only had his vocab. increased tremendously, BUT he spoke almost every single word as clear as most adults!

Jon - posted on 02/07/2012

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I would be glad to connect to a friend that had a child like that and see how she helped her daughter develop. I believe she used a combination of things with her daughter. Our son also was a bit slow as well so we could share what we learned with him. Sharon 719-429-2884

Majo - posted on 02/04/2012

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He will reach his mlilestones, but at different rates and not always in the "right" order. Put things in place that can support, guide, encourage him to reach the milestones. Carry on giving him plenty of stimuli too!

Majo - posted on 02/04/2012

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oh dear! With regards to saying any words yet, is he getting his needs met? i.e. is he crying or babbling?

Pamela - posted on 02/01/2012

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Each child develops at their own pace and to worry about his pace is to put fear in the way as worry is based in fear.



It appears that you are not taking your child to see a pediatrician on a regular basis. If that is indeed the case, I would like to encourage you to do so. If you do not have health care insurance every state in this union provides free medical services through the medicaid programs so that folks who cannot afford doctors, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, can be cared for properly.



Slow development can mean absolutely nothing or it could be a warning sign. Get to a pediatrician for s healthy baby check up.



If your pride keeps you from accepting such help, then I hope you learn how your pride can hurt you and your child.

Jamie - posted on 02/01/2012

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if you want to help him start crawling try putting his fav toy in front of him across the room a bit and sit by his toy and tell him to come get it. try putting him up on his knees and helping him realize that he is able to be up on his knees. thats how all 4 of mine started crawling. sometimes they just need a push

Dora - posted on 02/01/2012

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I have 2 little boys. My first son started to crawl a the age of months old, he walked at 14 months old and didn't start to talk until 2yrs old. He is 3yrs old now and perfectly normal. Sometimes he scares us with some of the words he uses. He ill use some big words and use them appropriately. My youngest is now 7 months old a week shy of turning 8 months old. He still doesn't crawl and just babbles. He just started getting up onto his hands and knees. Im not concerned because I have learned to NEVER compare my children with someone elses children because every child is different & progresses at different speeds. Keep up with the tummy time and talk to him constantly. This way he will strengthen his muscles and learn about communication.

Lori - posted on 02/01/2012

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Kids reach milestones at their own pace, I wouldn't be too concerned. My son didn't start crawling till right before his first birthday. And my daughter is currently 11 months old and not saying any real words yet ( she babbles a lot and says dada but not referring to my husband). So just love him and play with him a lot and he will reach all this milestones in time.

Susan - posted on 02/01/2012

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If he is rocking back and forth, he is going to be crawling any day now! I would not worry about that.

Lisa - posted on 02/01/2012

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I had concerns about my youngest daughter. Can you get your baby around other kids their age? I myself thought that since my youngest had a slightly older sibling that it would be enough, but nope. Take them to the mall play area to see other kids reacting. Sometimes kids need to try to do what everyone else is doing, or join a moms group that has similarly aged children. Don't use the boppy, use Pillows. The Boppy gave my daughter a false sense of security and not having the extra security makes them work for it. I also used to line the couch with the favorite snack and stand them up. As far as the speaking is concerned read to your baby more. Get a book that has pictures of everyday things and talk to them about the stuff in there. "Oh look at that banana isn't that delicious?", "Look at that cute puppy!! A puppy says woof woof!". Stuff like that, then after a few days ask your baby to try.

Barbara - posted on 02/01/2012

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the first child always does every thing earlier because the second child has an older sibling talking for them and doing for them. so the talking doesn't worry me.....crawling and walking is the same because they don't have anything to go for....big brother or sister will get it for them.....sitting though....that concerns me. 5-6 months is pretty average, i am truly surprised that your pediatrician hasn't said anything. i would certainly not wait much longer before getting someone to check him out...

Michele - posted on 02/01/2012

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Ask your doctor about doing some gentle exercises with your baby to strengthen the legs.



As soon as they turn a year old, ween, them off the pacifier. I'm a Toddler teacher. Ive seen children who's parents still put a bink in there mouth before & after school. The child was two, he had speech problems.



Teach them basic sign language, so they can communicate with you, though speech maybe slow going. There is a little boy in the young toddler classroom. who's not talking &18 months old. He gets frusterated and bites alot.



You may sound silly in front of strangers, you should constantly make constantant sounds. "Babababa" Mamamamamama" Dadadadadadada" Dont stop there, repeat what sounds the baby says to you as well. ;0)



Good luck

Fiona - posted on 02/01/2012

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LLots of floor. play. it is not unusual to not. to be crawling yet . as far as words go she should be babbling and saying things like mama dada but not to a specific person. You would expect her to be sitting up so i would advice seeing your health visitor who will possibly send you to the physiotherapist just for a check up.

Charlie - posted on 02/01/2012

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elo sam my name is charlotte its normal my son didnt do anything until he was 1 your child will do it when they are ready every child is it differnt

Vickie - posted on 01/31/2012

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my last child was delivered by vacuum extraction and he almost died before born...that is why the vacuum extraction too late for C section....I was bed ridden for about 6 weeks as he tried to be delivered to early....I stayed in bed for that long and he came right on time..but that delivery after 5 kids was awful...I dialated to 6 and stopped..the cord was around his neck stopping him from coming out and strangling him...I knew this before when I was 6 mos as I had a dream about it...the cord around his neck so when it happened..i knew God was letting me know so I let the dr's know and when his heart went way down they used the vacuum extraction...he had two cephela hematomas....on his head from the delivery...then when he was home...he would cry and get a fever and then get a bath and freeze so his mylan ...the fatty tissue wasnt right on his nerve endings...then I noticed he wasnt breathing right and they tested him and it came out he was a Sids baby and was put on a machine for breathing...so I kept him on that for two yrs...then I discovered the other thing audio processing as I discussed before in another comment...but at the same time in diapers he got a old 8 track tape and put it in a machine and put on ear things to hear the music and was danciing....strange....so he was tested for his inteligence and it was high....but he couldnt speak....but he did work hard at standing up....he kept trying and trying for days until he could do it....so remember I took him to the special school for early intervention and they worked with him in eye to hand movements and talking to him then he went to speech class when he got older and then he started kindergarten and was ready.....the only thing that lasts or lasted was emotional immaturity.....or a social immaturity ..he was extremely shy......but like I said he made straight A's all thru 12 grades and then in college he made all A's the first two yrs and then later he made B's and A"s.....so he has a double major and is working.....never give up and investigate everything to support and promote your child but let him be a child.....show lots of love...

J.A. - posted on 01/31/2012

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Just be patient. sit her up so her hips will become stronger and play more physical games with her such as rolling her over by pushing her to her side and rocking her that way. My mom told me that I can teach my child to roll over if i will regularly make my baby lie down on her side and place a pillow on her back so she can't lie on her back but roll over on her stomach. when she's lying on her stomach, put a colorful toy just a little beyond her reach so she will try to grab it and push herself to crawl.



with regards to talking, you can teach her by saying her name, or make her see you move your tongue - she will copy you.. say lalalalal or mom mom mom mom a lot of times. she will imitate you.

hope this helps!



my first born is now 22 months and can read about sight words and knows the letters of the alphabet. and she is talkative, but not in an annoying way. =)

Janelle - posted on 01/31/2012

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my girl got physio help from community nurse at 7 months she crawled after 1 month walked 2 days later

Vickie - posted on 01/31/2012

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true ear infections ....mann do I know ear infections..haha i had them as a baby and now as an older person...one of my sons had ear infections but he was fast and drove me crazy with speed...probly all the meds he had to take..but it caused him to have teeth problems from taking so much antibiotics and having diahrea poor thing....but he grew up and is in his late thirties and works at the pentagon....slow in the begining doesnt mean slow in the end....now this son didnt speak soon because his ears ....but he moved fast bodywise...he didnt suck on a pacifier...pacifiers seem to calm kids down where those that dont use them...have to find things to entertain them....but always get things checked out making sure no matter what....have tests done...early is best...

Fluttterby - posted on 01/31/2012

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I would definitely see a pediatrician. There could be physical reasons for his slower development, ex: ear infections can delay speech. For the speech issue if there's no physical cause often more verbalizing can be helpful. Talk to him constantly, point out items around him and give them names, if he babbles then babble back as it will encourage him to be more vocal. Not sitting or crawling could be due to a number of issues as well or he's just not there yet.

Vickie - posted on 01/31/2012

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all my kids 5 were different....my daughter didnt even attempt to walk until she turned 1 yr old and it was on her birthday she actually walked..it shocked me as I put her on the floor and she took off...made us all laugh...usually at 9mos old babies are crawling...now sitting up on their own...sometimes no.....word yea they do.....I would take him in and have him tested....it could be sometihng that you can find early and get help. I had one who had audio processing deficit and we got him going with the handicapped kids at 3 and by 4 he went to speech school to help his brain to hear the words we were saying...he had his own language as he wasnt hearing things correctly....so he had support early....and then by the time he actually went to school he made straight A's all the way through school and through most of his college....so the earlier you find out anything the better it is so you can get them the help they need no matter what it is....it could be something that could be fixed......you never know..it could be a thyroid problem.....thinking it is only a older persons thing ....I had my last baby tested....so dont be afraid ...each chiild is a child of God and are very special.....and has their own purpose here in life....

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I just posted but had to post again...please don't wait. Lots of people are saying wait, he's only 9 months old but there really is no harm in exploring his development. Do it.

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Check with your state early intervention organization. Your pediatrician will have the information. School district services do not begin until 2 years 9 months. I am a pediatric occupational therapist and have worked early intervention and school aged, private and school district settings. While I have no way of knowing if your child is slow to reach milestones, the fact that you are concerned tells me that you need to have it checked out. Don't wait. I don't care what people say. It may be nothing or early intervention may make all of the difference. My son has autism and I knew something was up when he was about 9 months old. He is now 14 and is doing great. I owe a huge part of that to early services. Don't wait. At the very minimum the specialists and therapists will tell you not to worry. At the worst, your beautiful son will get early services and a jump start. Good luck and good for you for being proactive.

Mary - posted on 01/31/2012

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He is still within the normal range for all of those things. My daughter didn't roll over until she was nine months. And now at 2 1/2 she is running all over the place and talks up a storm even though she didn't say her first word until 10 months. Does she get plenty of time on the floor to play. If she spends a lot of time in a swing or exersaucer that can contribute. All babies are different and there is a range of normal. How is her quality of movement? Also does she vocalize and point at things for you to look at or look when you point at something? Trust your gut if something feels wrong but try not to freak out because she doesn't match the Bailey chart. It's origins are dubious and it is not used the way it was first intended.

Jackie - posted on 01/31/2012

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He may qualify for early intervention services through the local school district. Call the school district you live in to start a referral. Services are free and they can evaluate so you know if he really is behind plus have a cadre of experts to help him develop.

Amanda - posted on 01/31/2012

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Most states have a program and it is free and anyone can use it. They come and see if the child needs help in an area and then get you home therapists (OT and PT, especially PT is what he needs) to come to your home and give free therapy to your child. They will teach you what to do and you can do it all week. Don't wait. Doctors tend to have you wait until they are older. It is best helped sooner than later. It is foolish to wait.

Rebecca - posted on 01/31/2012

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Sorry - I misread your ?. 'Sitting up on his own' - he has some time - although should be around 8 mos, he's not that delayed. You might want to try and hold something of interest to him in front of him to encourage him to grab it by moving his torso and legs forward to encourage sitting up. You can assist him up and see if he can lean on his legs and balance himself. Dangle keys in front of him or something of the like.

B-3 is a good service to have him evaluated in your home, if you have such a service in your area. I know another mom mentioned a similar service in her area. They're great and can give you some pointers as well.



Good Luck!

Rebecca - posted on 01/31/2012

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I wouldn't worry too much about crawling as not all babies crawl - some go straight to walking. But if he's 9 os and not yet sitting up on his own, I'd have him evaluated by a P.T. as he should be sitting up by 6 mos or a little later. They could give you exercises to build his core strength to enable him to sit up. You also want to r/o possible underlying issues that may be impacting his ability to sit up. Does he use a stationary entertainer or jumper? If not, try those. Words come b/w 8-9 mos-14-15 mos (I'm a speech-therapist) so I wouldn't worry about that either. Just lots of modeling for him, slow speech, and exaggeration of sounds when speaking will help. Having him look at you when you're talking, showing him objects/pictures of common objects, and labeling is all really good for his language enrichment and growth.

Hope that helps!

Holly - posted on 01/31/2012

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We have something in the Cleveland area called Help Me Grow. It's free to parents of children from birth to age 3. Many many different agencies are involved and it provides assistance from everything to developmental delays to help the mom needs (domestic abuse, helpful hints, playgroups in area,...) We also used a lot of sign language until age 3 and I think their current language skills are much better than their peers.

Renae - posted on 01/31/2012

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If this is your first I understand your concerns, but as long as your 9 month old is healthy, eating good, right weight, etc - don't sweat it. some just learn at different rates that others. It also depends on whether or not they have older siblings at home and want to COPY them. If you are really concerned you should see your pediatrician. If he or she says they are fine relax and enjoy the peace and quiet because once they start - they don't stop. Go, go, go all the time.

Mindy - posted on 01/31/2012

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I didn't say anything the first time I posted, but we are doing early intervention with my second child as well. She has a week muscle tone in regards to large gross motor skills. That is why I asked if he would put weight on his legs, etc. My son was on the late side of average for everything, but I could tell she was different. I would just play it by ear, keep working with him, and trust your gut. :)

Karen - posted on 01/31/2012

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I have 3 boys. They were all very different, my oldest did the Army low crawl but walked before he truly crawled the proper way. Walked at 10 1/2 mos, my second well he crawled at 7 mos and was walking by 9 mos. My third one he didn't move until he was good and ready. He started to crawl pretty late, like 10 or 11 mos and did not walk until he was 14 mos old. Each child does their own thing in their own time. If your pediatrician has no concerns then I would not worry just yet. I think if he wanted to move, he will move. Don't rush it though, as you already know once they move, they do not stop. ;) I do understand your concerns. Besides, if everyone is giving him what he wants, why should he move? Be patient, when you go back in for his check up ask the dr, that is, if he hasn't started yet. I am sure he or she will let you know if they have concerns. Good luck, boys are hilarious and keep you busy.... :)

Ebony - posted on 01/31/2012

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My daughter is seven now and she never crawled. Not all babies crawl before they walk.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/31/2012

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Speak to the chids dr. first but most boys, I have three don't speak early You can find out about early intervention from your local city or town services are free and are very good in most places My boys had services early which really helped them progress quickly they still have some services at 3 1/2 get them sooner than later you want to help him before he gets to the school level. It makes a big difference. You don't say where you are from I live in New York City. You have the same last name as my maiden name is Elizabeth Key wonder if we are related?

Anita - posted on 01/31/2012

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My second child was slow to crawl and talk but a lot of that came down to the fact that my first child did everything for him. The same with my third child. She is almost 2 and is only just starting to talk now. If you child is happy and is trying he will get there in time. Enjoy it cause once they start crawling you know what it will be like :-)

Christine - posted on 01/31/2012

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mine never crawled, just rolled all over the floor and then at 12 months walked. No worries, they all do it at their own time. Lots of firstborn don't have words until past their 1st birthday, some kids don't even talk at least in sentences until about 2.

Trust me once your baby boy figures it out, he won't stop ;-)

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contact your local Early Intervention group.

they are there to help you, not judge you or your child.



they helped my twins catch up and then some!!



Early Intervention, if you qualify, will come out to your home to do an evaluation, then get back in touch with you within 2 weeks with results.



It doesn't cost you a thing, and can only help.

(they will probably give you some advice on getting different interactions going.



And remember, every child is an individual. They reach milestones at different times.



(( hugs ))

Maria Angela - posted on 01/31/2012

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my son did not crawl until he was 10.5 months..he would roll everywhere instead...he also did not speak until later...ask your doctor and try not to fret...i know how stressful it is...but he sounds like a wonderful, healthy little boy.



maria

Cristal - posted on 01/31/2012

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i have a 8 month old who is crawling and just started to try an walk but my now 2 an half old started crawling at 10 months but not walk till 21months...every child/baby is different as everyone knows and it is frustrating when you find out that your baby should be doing this/that by this stage and your child is not...i found out that it usually is better when you give your baby as much tummy time as where possible..my oldest didn't like tummy time whereas my youngest loved it...if i was you i would contact my health visitor just incase, they might just recommend some phsyotherapy just to give him a helping hand...thats what i got told if my oldest werent walking by 18 months he'd have to attend it but i waited a little longer and he eventually done it by 21 months...hope thats any help :)

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