Is it normal for a 2 month old to be standing up with hardly any assistance?

Amanda - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My 2 months old hates to lay down. He wants to be standing and moving allllll the time. I dont let him support his weight because I heard it could cause him to be bow legged. He just keeps LITERALLY pushing himself up to a standing position and moving one foot in front of the other. He has also rolled over and is almost crawling. I cannot believe this! Hes grown almost 5 inches since he was born. Is he just growing rapidly and advancing along with his growth?

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Thats great your son is advancing well. when my daughter was born she rolled over in the weigh station lol all the nurses said uh oh your gonna have your hands full. well when she was 1 1/2 months she was the same way never wanted to lay down so i put her in an exersaucer she loved it she would spin in circles. she crawled at 4 months and walked at 6 months. the dr said i did a good job of letting her strangthen her muscles. and now shes 22 months doesnt have bowed legs (she was born with them though) and she runs up stairs and can say full sentences. I am a firm believer in NEVER holding your child back. if he wants to stand get him an exersaucer and adjust it to the lowest level. my daughter barley could reach the bottom but she could spin and stand if she wanted and it also allowed just enough support if she didnt want to use her legs.

User - posted on 10/28/2009

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Babies do not get bow legged from standing. let your baby stand all he wants! my daughter never wanted to sit, stood all the time and she is fine. Her doctor said that if a baby's legs weren't ready for the weight on them, the baby wouldn't do it.

Nicole - posted on 10/27/2009

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My 3rd son was crawling at 3mo, walking at 8mo and running around at 9mo!! But i have 4 kids and EVERYONE of them did everyting at a different pace!!!

Jovan - posted on 10/27/2009

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Well not meany Baby do that but if it is something you cant stop then what are you going to do? Just watch the baby closely cus at that yung the babys head is still very soft so makesure they dont fall over to much and hit their head.

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Melissa - posted on 10/27/2009

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My son did that too. He hated to lay down or to sit down. He would always stiffen his legs everytime I tried to put him down. He would try to walk everywhere holding onto my fingers. Your son is just fine. I wouldn't worry. Like Erin said....if he isn't ready for it he wouldn't be doing it. And my son is not bowlegged (he's 7 now).

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Jody - posted on 10/05/2010

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It is absolutely normal. My 16 month old was standing at that age too, he also HATED laying down. He was crawling great a 4 months old, and walking by 9 months. My son also was holding his head up at 20 hours old. The doctors said that it was great. So don't worry. You are right about not letting him support his weight at this age, his pediatrician told me the same thing. So it is whatever you think is the right thing to do. "Your son is more advanced than others." is the thing that his pediatrician said to me, so I am passing it along to you.

Randi - posted on 10/29/2009

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that bow legged thing is a myth in the old days people didnt let there kids walk or crawl or anything because they thought it would hurt them, babies are amazingly durable. hes not going to do anythng that hurts him, babies dont tend to like pain, if your really conserned ask your doctor, they can give the best advice. my son at only a couple of months would hold my hands and pull himself up he was desprate to not lay down. dont stress to much

September - posted on 10/28/2009

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That sounds pretty normal to me. Our son also hated to lay down and was always on the go! He sat up all on his own at 4 months, crawled at 6 months, stood by himself at 7 months and starting walking at 10.5 months. It just sounds like he is advacing rapidly and there is nothing wrong with that :) Also letting your baby support his own weight will not make him bow legged say's our pediatrician. That's a myth :) Enjoy your little guy :)

Amanda - posted on 10/28/2009

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my baby was in a brace for 5 months but when you would take it off she was the same at about 2 months old she would walk if you had her hands hold. I have seen babys that have been bow legged from being on their leggs too long but that is mostly form being in an exercser(dont know if that is spelled right) too much.

Daisy - posted on 10/27/2009

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Not many 2 month olds do that...but that is amazing! Sounds like he will be an advanced child! ~Daisy

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Mine did the same thing at that age. Whenever we were holding him, he'd want to push down with his feet. I really, don't think you'll see him crawling on all fours for a few more months, but he may be able to scoot along and roll around. All of this is maybe a bit early, but completely normal.

Suzanne - posted on 10/27/2009

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Thats amazing! Im sure everything is just fine. I have never heard of a baby lifting thier head and standing sooo young! but if you ever question anything, always call his pedeatrician :) Good luck.

Tina - posted on 10/27/2009

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Some kids grow more quickly than others and mature faster than others. It's normal. My son was kinda like that. I just encouraged it. It builds strong muscles to help them when they want to try to stand. If you feel that afraid of the bow legg thing then get him a jumper. He will work out his legs without having to put all his weight on them. Plus he will hav loads of fun in it. My son loved his.

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I think we tend to bubble wrap our children a lot... Like some other moms said if Baby can do it it because their bodies are ready for it. Talking to your pediatrician is definitely a good idea but I really don't think there would be any issues. My son was able to lift his head in the hospital, was sucking his thumb after only 5 minutes of life and was crawling away from the nurse when she tried to take a blood test.... really each baby is different!!!

Jodi - posted on 10/27/2009

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My daughter was the same way. She was h olding her head up in the hospital, was on all fours when they gave her her first sponge bath. By three months if we stood her up and she had something to hold onto, she could support herself and sit down without falling. She's now 7 months old and pulls herself up on furniture, uses push toys to walk with, climbs on anything she can get on top of, and moves from furniture to furniture without any assistance. Don't hold your child back, let him do what he feels he's supposed to be doing! Congrats on the baby and good luck!!!

Heidi - posted on 10/27/2009

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When I was a baby I did the same thing. The whole bow legged thing is BS! Let your baby do what he/she can do. I would contact the pediatrician about the rapid growth and see what they say, but don't hold your child back.

Erin - posted on 10/27/2009

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He's doing just great....My daughter's doctors always say that if they weren't ready for something like that, they wouldn't be doing it

Sabrina - posted on 10/27/2009

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Sounds to me like you have a Super Baby on you hands....You shaould talk with your pediatrician but i think she would say everything is normal.

Justine - posted on 10/27/2009

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i have a 9 month old who came home from the hospital able to hold his head up. he was also trying to stand at only a few months, and now that he is cruising he forgets that he cant walk yet and tries to go out on his own lol. he isnt bow legged, tho i did the same thing and tried not to let him put too much weight too often on his little legs. i wouldnt be worried, it would be more of a concern the other way, if he wasnt growing and wasnt advancing. he sounds like a healthy growing little guy!

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