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Lupinlady5 Mon 30-May-16 19:54:37

What is normal range and how old was your baby?

AgeOfEarthquakes Mon 30-May-16 19:58:10

I think it's expected that most babies will sit unsupported sometime between 4 and 7 months old. DD1 was 4.5 months. DD2 was 9 months though. She's now a perfectly normal 4 year old - she was just slow to sit by herself for some reason.

Lupinlady5 Mon 30-May-16 20:00:14

Thanks! Does wobbly sitting count at 6m?

Stiddleficks Mon 30-May-16 20:04:05

My Dd is 7 months and can sit on her own unsupported for a few seconds until she reaches for something then she falls over lol. My eldest was sitting unaided at 6 months quite well though.

AgeOfEarthquakes Mon 30-May-16 20:06:18

If she's a bit wobbly now at 6 months she'll probably have mastered it completely in another week or 2. Sounds completely normal!

AlwaysDancing1234 Mon 30-May-16 20:09:00

6 months sounds fine. You'll find one minute they can't do anything, next they are sitting/crawling/rolling everywhere!

Lupinlady5 Mon 30-May-16 20:12:23

Thanks! DS sometimes sits quite well, but at other times he either reaches and topples, or else intentionally pushes himself back, if you know what I mean.

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Mon 30-May-16 20:12:53

DS is six months and is at the wobbly sitting stage. DD was similar because I remember using the bumbo for the first few weeks of weaning because she wasn't sturdy enough for a highchair.

DS loves sitting on the bed surrounded by cushions so he doesn't hurt himself when he topples over.

Lupinlady5 Mon 30-May-16 20:18:00

My eldest DS is in reception, and for some reason I feel like he was sitting much better than this, but it's amazing how you forget. Do they just gradually balance up?

uhoh2016 Mon 30-May-16 20:23:25

Ds3 was 9/10m ds1 and 2 were around 8/9m

poocatcherchampion Mon 30-May-16 20:26:52

My 7 mo can't. He can nearly crawl and is fine in his antilop highchair but no good in any other type of highchair with straps.

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Tue 31-May-16 09:45:48

Iirc they get much more stable really quickly.

They all do things atdifferent times and in different orders, ds is nearly sitting but nowhere near crawling, he can't even roll onto his back and if I put him on his front he cries!

ImogenTubbs Tue 31-May-16 10:34:19

DD was quite an early sitter at about 4.5 months, but quite a late crawler (nearly ten months). She also hated rolling. She tried it once at 4 months and then barely did it again.

I think what helped with the sitting is that we used to position her moses basket between two sofas (so she couldn't fling it back), fill it with toys and sort of prop her up in it. She loved as there were loads of things within reach for her to play with and she was supported as she grew stronger.

Lupinlady5 Tue 31-May-16 10:59:56

DS is not a fan of rolling - can do front to back but not back to front. But if they don't learn to roll over from their backs, how do they ever get off their backs iyswim?

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