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My newborn baby is holding his head up.

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DaleyBump Sat 30-Nov-13 21:30:04

Sorry, no idea if I'm posting this in the right place. DS was born on Friday and he keeps holding his head up, even when I'm supporting it. Is this normal? Will he hurt himself? Probably totally paranoid and pfb, sorry!

BertieBowtiesAreCool Sat 30-Nov-13 21:49:55

DS did this too and you'll be pleased to know he didn't grouch at the concept of being a baby grin he was generally lovely and very chilled out. Slept for hours too although he was alert when awake. So I don't think it makes any difference! He crawled and cruised early but didn't sit or walk until quite late.

UniS Sat 30-Nov-13 21:50:35

yep- some do. DS did. Only problem it caused was for me, I kept forgetting that other people babies needed their heads supported. They seemed so floppy compared to DS.

OddBoots Sat 30-Nov-13 21:51:18

Acording to my dad my brother propped himself up on his elbow and looked around the room before the cord was even cut, he was crawling by 4 months, walking by 8. Some children are just like that.

Figgygal Sat 30-Nov-13 21:55:18

Yup mine did it from day 1 too love non wobbly babies

nowahousewife Sat 30-Nov-13 21:57:37

Congratulations on your new baby. Mine were both late and both big babies and yes they were both lifting their heads within the first week. V nice having strong, sturdy babies.

MotheringShites Sat 30-Nov-13 21:59:05

Love the way newborns and tinies lift their head and peck at your shoulder like little chicks.....maybe just one more.

DaleyBump Sat 30-Nov-13 22:15:15

grin thanks for all the advice and stories grin

DaleyBump Sat 30-Nov-13 22:15:42

*and congratulations smile

MrJollyLivesNextDoor Sat 30-Nov-13 22:27:39

MotheringShites peck at your shoulder like little chicks.....maybe just one more.

Aahh they do don't they grin

I want another one shock

Someone slap me quick

out2lunch Sun 01-Dec-13 00:39:46

he he me too mrjolly

LovesBeingHereAgain Sun 01-Dec-13 08:45:54

Love seeing the breast crawl vids

MiaowTheCat Sun 01-Dec-13 08:49:43

Both of mine have had fairly decent neck strength from early on - GP commented on their strength doing both of their 6 week checks and DD2's got a bloody death grip when she's got hold of stuff now!

bluecheeseforbreakfast Sun 01-Dec-13 16:52:04

My ds did this, people would tell me off for not supporting his head but he hated it, he'd try to pull his head away from my hand.

Ds is a very chilled baby, he is 11 months and very physical, he's been walking for 2 months and he climbs everything, he climbs in and out of his buggy, he could climb stairs at 6 months and climb out of his highchair ( with the strap on!) at 7 months.

TheCountessOlenska Sun 01-Dec-13 19:47:15

Ha, broodiest thread ever! grin

Wingdingdong Sun 01-Dec-13 19:52:01


Both of mine did this. One was big (and strong). The other, DC1, had a problem with her neck muscles (torticollis) and couldn't actually turn/move her head far, so it was stuck like that. She needed a year of physio. It's unlikely that's the case with your baby, but if you're worried rather than proud, please do ask your GP.

Joyx2boys Tue 03-Dec-13 11:39:11

My mother told me recently that my oldest brother, was able to hold his head up from birth, she said he just had a strong neck & back. I have an 11wk old who's holding his head quite well & enjoys a good look around when he's being carried.

babybarrister Tue 03-Dec-13 22:17:51

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