ds2, 8 months has a habit of rocking backwards and fowards whilst he's sitting up on the floor or sofa and I've become paranoid ever since some woman told me its bad luck for babies to be doing that, and that I should stop him! She even said put him in his walker everytime he starts rocking. Can someone please tell me she's barking mad! Or should I be concerned?
ds is not crawling yet, but that doesn't really bother me. He'll crawl when he's ready or may bypass it all together.
That wasn't my MIL that told you that, was it? She's well known for dishing out that sort of advice! You've got nothing to worry about - don't they all do it when they start realising they can move themselves?
libb, because i get carried away when i should be writing up my methodology for my dissertation. I will come back to the may thread when I can devote more time to mumnset. I'm mainly pop onto the allergy threads these days, but will come back to full force in may..missing you all though..and I just had to get this one on, because this woman really pissed me off
Two Sandwiches short of a picnic, I think. Probably the kind of lady that always carries lucky heather and stays in bed on Friday 13th. DS is 8 months and rocking like mad. I didn't realise it was a standard thing until you wrote about it. I'm glad you did. I was a bit worried it was because he was bored or something, you know, like animals rock in small cages in a zoo but I think it probably is a balance thing. He's not short of my attention, or of toys after this Christmas!
All children develop in their own time and your ds2 is probably just finding his balance and enjoying the movement. Here is where the ex OT kicks in, please don't rely on the baby walker to develop his crawling or walking. He is better being left to his own devices on the floor and crawling his way when he is ready or pulling up on the furniture when he is ready to stand. Sorry, but I hate baby walkers and bouncers as they can do more harm than good.