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GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Mon 15-Feb-16 09:35:27

I'm really sort of looking for reassurance, I think. My ds is 8 months though was 4 weeks prem so always referred to by his corrected age. He's very good at wriggling around on the floor in circles but has no interest in sitting up (actually wriggles back onto his back) or standing (when I'm holding him) and zero interest in crawling. I keep being told he'll do it in his own time, I'm also told boys can be slower than girls to do these things. So, as I said before I'm looking for a bit of reassurance...what age were your dc doing these things and any suggestions to encourage him to sit, crawl, etc?

Quoteunquote Mon 15-Feb-16 09:56:33

Don't worry yet, they are all different, just keep an eye on it and keep going to GP if you are worried.

TheCaptainsCat Mon 15-Feb-16 10:10:15

My DD wasn't prem and didn't really sit until she was 10 months and standing, then she just seemed to get it somehow! So I wouldn't worry at all if I were you, there really is such variation in when babies start doing things smile

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Mon 15-Feb-16 10:50:32

Thanks for the reassurance! I know he's still young but getting fed up listening to others telling me what their dc can do already...sod it, he's fab and he'll shift when he wants smile

youlemming Mon 15-Feb-16 13:26:59

As you put above sod what others are boasting, about each one is different, what they won't be telling you is the things their babies are not doing yet!
DD1 didn't sit until after 8m and didn't crawl until she was 11m, she was quite happy just wriggling herself about with the occasional roll.
She then walked just after she turned 1 so within weeks of crawling, we thought the walking would come later as with everything else.

DD2 seems to be going the same way, even though she rolled at 12 wks she's now 6m and only rolls once (usually from back to front) then stops she hasn't gone to the rolling across the room stage and is quite a way off sitting as she just pushes her feet into the floor and goes backwards.

Once he does get going you'll wish he stayed in the same place you put him down grin

jalopyjane Mon 15-Feb-16 13:32:26

DD3 didn't sit up until 11.5 months shock

She's fine, got there in her own good time. They're all different.

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Mon 15-Feb-16 13:36:56

Youlemming - my dm keeps telling me the same, once he starts crawling/walking/bum-shuffling I'll wish he would stay put! At the moment I suspect my ds will figure it out later and then take off like a bullet!

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 15-Feb-16 13:36:57

I have twins one crawled at 7 moths the other at 10 months - one walked at 14 months the other at 18 months

Caused issues as the little bugger would pinch her toys and crawl off with them!! (She's now top of the class and doing well)

Had a lot of "what's wrong with her" comments!!! So feel your pain!!

purpleme12 Mon 15-Feb-16 22:57:22

Mine was 5 weeks early and didn't sit til a week before turning 10 months. I never worried. You've got plenty of time

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Tue 16-Feb-16 08:57:22

Thank you all! I've not been worrying as such but sometimes it plays on my mind whether everything is progressing as it should, you've all helped with your messages smile

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