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Tconvert Fri 22-Jul-11 16:37:26

MY 7.5 month old DS sits up beautifully on his own - for long periods of time - and really enjoys playing in that position. He can roll over both ways, and all over the place.

He prefers to be sitting though, and seems to get more frustrated rolling as if he can't do what he needs to do in that position.

Does sitting hinder crawling development? Is it better he's on back or stomach sometimes, even if frustrated, so he pushes himself to crawl...?

I have no clue about these things

And let me add, I'm not looking for him to crawl quickly for no good reason as I know my nice quiet life will end...

milkyjo Fri 22-Jul-11 16:47:06

My 7.5 month old hates being on his tummy, I've tried everything. He loves to sit and play on his own now for up to 45 minutes. He's just started to sort of dance when he's sitting, which looks like he's trying to shuffle - so I think he'll never crawl but instead bum shuffle. I did this as a child and also my nephew, who is now 2 years also did this. Some babies bum shuffle and some crawl so maybe your son will bum shuffle. I think at this age they know what they want and learn how to get what they want in their own particular ways.

BarbarianMum Fri 22-Jul-11 16:48:47

It may be that he never crawls, many children don't - they just bum shuffle, roll or get up and walk. Ds1 always hated tummy time, sat, cruised and then walked at 12mo. Ds2 was happier on his tummy and had a month of crawling before going upright - I didn't do anything different second time round, it was just 'in him'.

Other than give him time to play on the floor I don't think you can, or should, be doing anything - eventually he'll want to move around and work out a way of doing it.

mumatron Fri 22-Jul-11 17:03:59

I had 2 bum shufflers and it looks like DD2 will be the same. She hates being on her back and tummy time is a massive no no.

I'm not concerned, the longer she stays where I put her the better grin

alowVera Fri 22-Jul-11 17:13:03

DD1 was a sitter and then a walker, she skipped crawling and bum shuffling, she walked early (10mths).
DD2 commando crawled, the normal crawled, wasn't walking until 19mths.

IMO Hindering Development argument flawed. Much easier if you know where DD is.

EverythingsNotRosie Fri 22-Jul-11 18:35:54

DD is just crawling (8 months today!) but never did tummy time- she learned to crawl from sitting up. But she's also pulling up to stand so I have a feeling she may not crawl for long.

manchestermummy Sat 23-Jul-11 11:52:46

DD2 (8 months) is currently slithering around on her tummy and rolling from A to B. She'll occaisionally pull herself into a crawling position. Nappy changes are a nightmare. She hates the pushchair. I would have preferred her to be more like DD1, who didn't roll until she was 7 months old...

IME he'll managed to get himself into a position that he finds he enjoys the most - DD2 quite likes sitting but would much rather be rolling/slithering so tends to launch herself in that general direction.

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