my 4month old is more like a 6month old

Gemma - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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my son is doing everything a 6month old would do he likes to stand holding the sofa and can nearly sit up an nearly rolling over he loves talking to and he opens his mouth like we do to eat his baby food, my 2 yr old never done any of this at his age, just woundering if any1 else baby did this ? xx

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Ev - posted on 08/04/2013

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I am not sure about the second and younger kids developing quicker because they have to keep up with older sibs. I have two and the younger did not do that. He developed at his own pace. Just because there are older kids does not mean that makes the new one work harder to be with the older kids, do what they do, or try to keep up. Its a development thing. Like I have seen in posts in this thread, it depends on the child, genetics the child has, and development rate. EACH CHILD IS DIFFERENT. Keep this in mind. Oh and by the way, my oldest a girl developed very quickly and she had no older kids to really chase after but some much older cousins. She learned to talk early BECAUSE she was around mostly adults who talked normally around her. She crawled early because that is what happened. She had a vocabulary at 2 that rivaled that of a 5 year old. She did not walk until 13.5 months. Her brother on the other hand was slower to crawl but walked at the same age. His talking was slower to develop and was 3 before you could really understand him. He could build with legos where she could draw. I am not comparing my kids but trying to show that they both developed at most things at different times BECAUSE they are two individual people.

Lucy - posted on 07/07/2011

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my son is 4 months he talks away loads and is nearly sitting up alone i thought it was soon too but its nice xx

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Every child grows and develops at his/her own rate. I think parents naturally compare to the growth & development of older siblings. Just remember that every kid is an individual and celebrate personal achievements as opposed to what your baby can or cannot do in comparison with a sibling. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 02/07/2010

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my daughter is just two months and she loves to talk and is trying to pull herself up to sit(hasnt happen yet) but she loves to stand with assistance but i agree with the other moms here that the second child does things faste because of the older child

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Each child develops at their own speed. My eldest has always been ahead for her age - development, height etc. whilst my middle child has been behind for her age. My middle one has been diagnosed with Dyslexia, which explains some of the developmental delays. Then my youngest again has been at the right stage/slightly ahead for her age. I wouldn't worry about him being ahead for his age and would encourage any development. There tends to be a general guide to what children should be able to do at what age. Some children are doing various items at the allowed age, some are ahead and some behind. Each child is an individual.

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Second babies tend to do things quicker since they have thier older siblings to keep up with. Plus being our second/third kids we are less likely to wrap them in cotton wool and be less intent to do things "right". I laugh at how intense I was with my first, entertainig him, feeding him, changing his clothes with the slightest stain ect. Second time round you dont have as much time to constantly entertain them so they get more of a change to explore and to watch & learn from their older siblings. Have fun watching your two little guys play!

Gemma - posted on 02/07/2010

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my 2yr old didnt walk till 14month to, im not worried at all i love that he growing up but he doing it all very quick lol he is a very long baby to not fat but long he nearly fits in to 6-9months clothes she was long at birth to so i thin k he going to be very tall x

Kristy - posted on 02/07/2010

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Hi my nephew was like this he could bolt round the house crawling at 6 months. Mind you to look at him you wouldnt have thought he could he was such a big baby. My nephew could kick a ball at 12 months and could ride a fancy toy motor bike at 2 one that you take both legs off the floor for.



You will find that your little man will grow up to have awesome balance and co-ordination. I would not be at all concerned just make sure he is in a safe environment that he cant hurt himself in when getting adventurous.



My now 4 year old didnt crawl till 11 months or walk till 14 months so completely opposite and she is a stick of a kid.



Have fun with him

Carly - posted on 02/07/2010

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IHi! can't talk from experiance,as i only have 1 child,but i have been told that the 2nd child develops at a quicker rate then the 1st because they have the older child to learn from by interacting and watching there older sister/brother they can pick up things quicker than say a single child.

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