Why isn't my daughter standing?

Amanda - posted on 04/24/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is almost 11 months old and isn't standing yet. When I brought her to the pediatrician he said she should have started standing around 10 months. Should I be concerned?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/24/2013

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I love when doctors make parents think that mile stones are a must for each and every child. It isn't so. My son would not stand until he was much older than 11 months. My daughter also. My son NEVER crawled and just started walking at about 14-15 months. My daughter did cruise around holding onto things, and did not crawl in a traditional fashion.

It really means nothing that your child is not standing. Every child is different, and will hit miles stones when they are ready, or may never do some things. Don't fret. Your pediatrician needs to remember all children are different. There is no exact time frame for anything.

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Evangelyna - posted on 04/27/2013

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When she's ready, she'll stand. Every one is different, some kids do things "early" and are walking by 9 months, some take their time and don't walk until "late." You can't predict or rush certain things, it's also nothing to be alarmed about. I think about milestones the same I think about speed limits, they're averages and suggestions. Just because I can safely take a corner above the posted speed limit doesn't mean everyone can. :)

Jennifer - posted on 04/26/2013

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My second child didn't "surf" or walk, he crawled. He was fast and good at it and wanted to keep up with his older sister (22 months older and faster). At 14 months he finally stood up, took a step and never stopped. And btw-he was so much sturdier than his big sister, he rarely fell. His older sister had more near misses (usually by her face) and she walked around 12 months. The third child-walked at 15 months, also sure-footed. Relax, don't compare. There was one concern with my third because he was breach that his hips could be affected-but he's completely fine-and really fast at 2. One other thought-to help her build her leg muscles-we put one of those little cushion pianos on the ground and would let them stand on it-they loved it. And we taught them how to stand up by pulling themselves on the crib rail-all three were really proud of themselves-and then standing came shortly after that. And the bouncy swing you hang on door ways was huge in developing those little leg muscles---good luck!

Kelsey - posted on 04/24/2013

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My son is going to be a year on the 25th and he's just now starting to cruise around while holding on to furniture. He hasn't even said his first word yet. Babies develop differently.

Yolanda - posted on 04/24/2013

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Try not to stress to much. If your baby seems normal and active she's probably okay. All babies are different and sometimes the biggest problem we moms have is comparing them with every other baby.That's normal.
One of the best stories I heard was about one that never stood or anything, then one day out of the blue, just walked into the kitchen where the mother was working. Now that would be a shock. Ha!

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