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littlemumi1 Tue 07-Jun-11 22:38:14

Hi there

I have a 9 month old little boy his so adorable and does most things that i have read he should do , But I am a little concerned , basically he does not go though the night , his not crawling and his not sitting up for very long maybe a few minutes thats it , I am encouraging him to clap his hands but he is not following suit , I have a 9 year old daughter and honestly i cant remember how i taught her , I have read so much , about how this should be going
I feel as if i am failing has any one got any idea ?


MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Wed 08-Jun-11 04:43:47

hi little, imo not sleeping through at nine months is very common. Ds still wakes sometimes (like right now!) and he's 15m.

Iirc ds started to crawl around eight or nine months but some of his peers were later, some earlier.

As for clapping ds would do this sometimes by a year, but has only recently got in to it, iykwim.

Basically your ds sounds pretty normal to non expert me. smile

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Wed 08-Jun-11 05:24:06

You can't really teach a child gross motor skills. As long as he's fed and healthy and you're not strapping him into a pushchair all day so he's getting plenty of chances to develop his core strength and his coordination, you're fine.

Nothing you're describing is at all unusual, he's not 'behind', you're doing fine.

Also, remember that when they do get the hang of these things, it's often pretty fast. My daughter learned to crawl and to stand up (supported) in the same three days, when she was nearly 10 months. Before that she couldn't do either, and then suddenly - mobile UPRIGHT child. Eek!

Octaviapink Wed 08-Jun-11 13:51:26

Agree with the other two. Your baby sounds fine - all these things have a huge age range where they start doing them. Especially given that he sits up for a few minutes, he sounds fine.

littlemumi1 Wed 08-Jun-11 20:30:09

Hi Mummies

I also decided to buy some building blocks today and got little Max to sit up and play with them but, lol he decided to roll on his belly in stead and suck the blocks hehehe, But after reading what you lovely mummies have said i just want to Thanks you so much for letting me know that it's all pretty normal i guess when you read how it should be from text book and From when you find out from real mummies and how diffferent little tresures can be its so reasurring ,that im not doing anything wrong and it's all pretty normal .


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