HI EVERYONE!!! URGENT PLEASE HELP ME NEED YOUR ADVICE

Leslie - posted on 08/05/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I HAVE A 10 MONTH OLD GOING TO 11 MONTHS BABY AND I THINK SHE HAD A VERY LATE DEVELOPMENT UNTIL NOW SHE CANT EVEN SIT WITHOUT SUPPORT AND CAN'T FOCUS WHEN SOMEONE IS CALLING HER NAME.. I ALREADY DID ALL THE TEST AND SHE IS PERFECTLY NORMAL. WHAT WILL I DO TO SPEED UP HER DEVELOPMENT AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS KIND OF THINGS

THANKS

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Amanda - posted on 09/28/2009

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All babies develop in thier own time, if u have consulted a doctor and they say it's normal then u have no need to worry... However if u are not comfortable with the answer's you have been given see someone else. only No One knows your baby better than u do..:-)

Leslie - posted on 09/28/2009

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thank you so much for all the help ;p I have tried everything and it works.. now my baby can stand alone but she can't still walk maybe a a month or two she can walk by herself already. thanks ;p

Betty - posted on 08/05/2009

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Some people's definiton of sitting up are differant than others. Dose she crawl? Dose she stand while holding your hands? If she can do other things typical for her age I wouldn't worry so mutch.

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give her lots of beely time that way she is reaching for thing and trying to do things for herself. This way she is bilding up muscle in her back so can sit by herself. And don't get in her face when u r talking to her try talk across the room so she has to focus or try to any way up close is not always the best they depend on u to be close all the time then and that is not good so try theses things and let us know how things r going.

Sarah - posted on 08/05/2009

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Where do you live? If you are in the US, most states have developmental clincs that will do a free evaluation, look for an early intervention program or developmental clinic. If they determine that your daughter needs some extra help they will set up physical therapy or whatever else she may need. These programs are state run and there is usually no cost if that is an issue for you.

Chantelle - posted on 08/05/2009

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Hi Leslie,



I haven't experienced this personally, but it sounds to me like you should perhaps get a second medical opinion. If she is just a late bloomer then maybe some physical therapy would help?



Also look into 'hypotonia' or floppy baby syndrome. I'm not medically trained at all, but this sprang to mind when I read your description. From what I've read it can be a symptom of an underlying problem, or can just be 'one of those things'. Like a child with a speech impediment, for example. If I was in your situation I'd be asking the doc to look at her again. In the meantime, lots of tummy time (being carried upright counts as tummy time too), lots of playing and stimulation (bicycle legs, help her roll from side to side, gently pull her up to sit, etc)



Hope this helps, and hope that your baby girl is well!

Angie - posted on 08/05/2009

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Hey Leslie!!!

FIRST OF ALL, breathe! :) Try different exercises with her. Do you always hold her and coddle her? If so, let her be more independant, if she wants a toy, let her work at it and just don't give it to her. I'm not sure your entire story...but it does sound like she needs to build strength in her muscles. make sure to put something soft behind her when she sits...but let her fall and try to balance her. I think maybe she will get a hang of it. Let her have tummy time. Does she roll over? I think it is normal for her to not focus on someone when calling her name. I think my daughter deliberatley ignored me.

I wish you well and I hope other mother's will help soon!

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