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Is there a timescale for pulling up?

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happygilmore Mon 13-Jun-11 09:47:26

My DD is 12 months old and still doesn't pull up. I'm not particularly worried but wondered if there was a timescale when they 'should' do it by?

She's only just started crawling (quite badly bless her, but she's getting there) and is a big baby, I wonder if her chubbiness has made it difficult to get going?

If you put her on her feet she sometimes bears the weight, but also sticks her bum out a lot. She also doesn't really keep her feet flat.

She also doesn't sit up from lying down or roll over - I think she could easily do this physically, but doesn't seem to know that she can if that makes sense.

She's a really happy little thing and I have no other concerns at all about her.

RuthChan Mon 13-Jun-11 15:32:12

Most babies start pulling up at about 8 months, but it certainly doesn't sound like you need to worry yet.
It does seem that larger babies are sometimes later getting moving than their lighter counterparts, but that isn't a problem in the long-run.

As long as she's happy and contented and making attempts in the right directions for getting mobile, she's fine.
If you're worried at all, talk to your GP or health visitor.

Often babies do learn what they 'could be doing' by watching other children.
Does she have friends who are already on the move?

happygilmore Mon 13-Jun-11 18:08:01

HV is useless hence why asking here, wouldn't want to make a GP appt just yet as seems a bit over the top.

Unfortunately due to me being ill we don't really get to any baby groups so she isn't going to learn this way, but she eventually got there with crawling so hopefully she will with this too. She is very chunky, bless her, so I definitely think that has a bearing...!

Octaviapink Mon 13-Jun-11 19:17:37

If she's crawling I wouldn't worry - she's getting around so her gross motor skills are clearly developing. I know a 14 month old who's only just started moving about and certainly doesn't pull up. You'll probably find that she'll just 'get it' one day and discover that she can - then you have 24 hours to move everything breakable three feet higher up :-)

Tgger Mon 13-Jun-11 19:17:55

My DD didn't pull up until 17 months. She was a bum shuffler (from 11 months) and walked at 18 months. She just wasn't very physical until later.

She was the opposite of chubby, quite a skinny baby- and is now quite a skinny toddler.

cheerypip Mon 13-Jun-11 20:23:05

Has only just started pulling up independently in the last couple on weeks (now 14 months), and walking with mum's hands for a few weeks now.

[Mine's a bum shuffler too].

happygilmore Mon 13-Jun-11 20:36:33

Thanks that's interesting, I thought she might be a bit like me (clumsy) but I think I was an early walker. I said she's crawling but it's a strange kind of bum shuffle/crawl, bless her, funny to watch although the cats aren't quite as impressed.

Thanks very much for the reassurance smile

Rubyabcd Mon 13-Jun-11 20:42:17

This could be my daughter you are writing about, She was twelve months a week ago and also doesn't pull herself up, roll over and doesn't crawl.

About two days ago she has started pulling herself up onto her knees and now is doing it all the time so think she may be starting to realise she can do things as like you say I don't think its because she's physically unable but just that she hasn't put the connection together yet!!

When she's on her back she can't get to sitting so I role her over onto her tummy and she can get back onto her bum from her front. In the morning I make her pull up on my fingers to sitting which she does, so I know she can do it.

She is trying to crawl, she stretches right out on all fours rocks a bit but then sits back down (very frustrating). Although in the last few weeks I have noticed that she has made it half way across the room but she hasn't walked there or crawled so I think she is shuffling somehow although you don't really see her do it!!

Mine too is a chunky baby!! I also have no other concerns she is perfect in every other way!! I think us mum's just get inpatient!! Hope this puts you at ease a little!!

happygilmore Mon 13-Jun-11 20:48:57

Ruby we have the same baby! DD has just started getting on her knees (forgot that in my first post) and we also do the pulling up to sitting on our fingers..in fact she now screams at us if we don't do that she's so used to it..

I bet we're complaining in a few months about them getting everywhere...

Rubyabcd Mon 13-Jun-11 21:12:27

ha ha!!

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