my baby wont try things fro herself, please help

Rosanna - posted on 01/28/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )




my daughter is 9 months old & still doesnt like to hold her own bottle or pick up finger foods & feed herself. in fact she doesnt hardly put anything in her mouth at all. should i be worried or is this normal?


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Christy - posted on 01/29/2011




Normal. My son didn't do anything for himself until about 13 or 14 months. He never put anything in his mouth, either. My daughter STILL puts stuff in her mouth and she's 2 1/2! GRRRR!

Rosanna - posted on 01/29/2011




that does make me feel better. most other babies i have seen at 9 months are shoving everything they see in their mouths & i was starting to get a lil worried. but alana does the same thing as ur baby she just wants to inspect everything. she grabs everything in sight she just dont put anything in her mouth.. maybe its a good thing

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As others have said, all babies are different. Check with your health professional if you have any concerned. Babies come to things in their own good time. Just make sure you have lots of interaction with her.

Lise - posted on 01/28/2011




My daughter is also 9 months and doesn't put anything in her mouth. She holds things and inspects them but isn't into tasting them. She's not bottle feed so I don't know about the bottle but I wouldn't worry about it. All babies are different. :)

Brittany - posted on 01/28/2011




Is it that she can't do it or more of her not wanting to? If she just doesn't want to I would be a little worried but not very much, she could just be acting a little bit stubborn. If she flat out can't do them I wouldn't get too worked up but it would raise my worrying significantly and I would definitely bring it up at her next pediatrician appointment, medical professionals are definitely the best route to go if you really feel there's something wrong. Don't be scared to ask, you're her only advocate and doctors aren't mind readers. It's very important you raise these concerns so they can point you in the right direction if there actually is a delay. I hope it all turns out well for you though!

Devon - posted on 01/28/2011




At 9 months old they are usually doing alot of these things. If i were you, i would talk to her pediatrician about the stuff that you have listed and see what they say because you never know what is really going on unless you get it looked at by a doctor. Good luck and i hope i helped a bit

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