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9 month old - not rolling(6 Posts)
My baby is 9 months old in 10 days time.
I’m concerned he has no desire to crawl, roll, flip onto his tummy or back etc
He basically has not rolled over yet on his own!
He mostly like just sitting up on playmate with his toys.
We did tummy time nearly every day since he was born, he never particularly liked it. I would put his favourite toys in front of him to entice him etc
Sometimes he will stay on his tummy for a few minutes if his favourite toy is in front of him.
He is quite big/heavy, 80% percentile and I think he has largish head. Maybe this is why its harder for him to roll or do tummy time?
Can he bear weight on his legs OP? So if you hold his hands, can he stand for a short while?
Is he meeting his other milestones?
My eldest never crawled until he was 10 months old, hated tummy time and rolled about once and never did it again. He walked at 14 months, he is now 4.
My ds is 10months now.
He has still never rolled, but started crawling last weekend out of nowhere! I had been told by hv that he would be getting a physio referral at 11mo if he still wasn't rolling but I assume now he's crawling that won't happen.
No advice here but a month ago i was you :-)
My ds is also quite big, weighs 22lb (when he was around 8.5months that is)
My first ds was rolling at 9 weeks and crawling at 4.5 months so they have been polar opposites!
My 2 year old only rolled once, at 14 months, and decided never to bother again! He was (/is) big - 99th percentile for weight, and this makes him pretty ungainly, so he came to lots of things on the very late end of normal. He still doesn't climb, or jump. But he's developing fine - very chatty and sociable, kicks a ball, walks and runs normally. His father and I were both quite fat and sedentary as babies and grew up tall and thin (if not especially athletic) so we weren't unduly worried, but I know it can feel concerning when your baby isn't behaving like all the others at baby groups etc, when everyone is comparing all the time. Try not to worry too much.
I had a big son too and also wondered if being hefty and large of head worked against him in some ways. He also hated tummy time and generally just laid there and refused to do anything except howl until picked up again. He was crap at rolling and couldn't crawl or sit himself up (though could sit fine if placed upright) until he was 10.5 months old. Didn't stop him from cruising at 11 months and walking at a year old. Can't say I did anything to encourage it either. It was like he was just suddenly strong enough or something clicked for him, and off he went!
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