My 10 month old is not sitting himself up

Holly - posted on 04/12/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is 10 months old today. He is not sitting himself up or crawling. He gets everywhere and everything he wants by rolling. He can sit in the sitting position if i put him in it for a few mins and then falls over. Everything else with him is good he says a few words and babbles and holds his own cup. Is this normal for him to not be sitting himself up or crawling yet...? Should i get him some sort of physical therapy?


Lise - posted on 04/12/2011




My oldest didn't crawl until she was 11 months. She is fine. If they find a way to get around (like rolling) and it works for them they sometimes will just do that. My 11 month old just started sitting up unassisted. She crawls but it's like an army crawl where she pulls herself around with her upper body. She went from falling over after sitting up for a few seconds to flipping herself around, sitting to kneeling. Pulling herself to standing all within two weeks. Don't worry he'll get it in his own time, but if your still worried bring it up at his next dr. appointment. Good luck and don't stress he'll be running around getting into EVERYTHING before you know it :D

Katie - posted on 04/12/2011




for some babies that is their form of I wouldn't worry to much hun, he seems to be developing normally in other ways. try a bumbo to strenthen his muscles in his back..but of course mummy knows best..if u are still concerned..go see a pead..and 'DON'T walk away untill ur happy! good luck.


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