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9.5 month not rolling/crawling/bum shuffling/cruising

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Summersun83 Sat 12-Nov-16 10:20:06

Hi
Lo had to go to hospital yday , while there doc asked if lo was crawling/rolling/shuffling/cruising. I said no but sitting up unaided since 6 month. Will stretch forward to reach toys or do without! Hates tummy time screams n screams, won't roll just seems lazy and would rather do without. I'm really upset and worried thinking all kinds and im starting to get sick of friends sending pics of there 5 months olds crawling and standing up around furniture...thinking mine should be doing that now. Lo does like being up on his legs but then he bends them and gives in.
I'm going to get in touch with HV see what she says. Iv got partner and mil saying we should get a walker give him a bit encouragement if he likes being on legs and that he obv doesn't want to crawl. Iv got him a push along walker for xmas - partner says accident waiting to happen and should get one of the other ones that look like a Jumperoo (lo already has a Jumperoo) . Sorry for going on it's just really in my mind. What can I do for lo to help?

Joinourclub Sat 12-Nov-16 10:26:46

If he is sitting up unaided and having fun kicking about in his jumperoo, I really wouldn't worry too much. My son was the same, rooted to the spot until he started to walk at 12 months!

golfmonkey Sat 12-Nov-16 11:09:33

Please don't worry - sounds perfect! my dd1 didn't move till 12 months (then walked). Couldn't roll, crawl etc then suddenly bum shuffled and 2 weeks later walked. my dd2 is trying to crawl at 7 months and it's a nightmare!! I wish I hadn't worried so much about dd1. SHE rolled at 14 months and now at nearly 2 is brilliant at moving about and is even able to jump. they're all different and I wish I had just enjoyed dd1 more. HAving said that, I did have a baby walker from about 9 months which she loved nipping around in the kitchen.

Summersun83 Sat 12-Nov-16 11:21:54

Partner thinks I'm to strict with all the rules and regs, new what should and shouldn't be used. I wasn't keen on walkers...but he's my first and so I probs am a bit over the top on things. He says we had them and otherppls kids and weren't delayed and walk fine so why not get our lo one. Maybe I need to chill a bit . It's not helping that that lo been so poorly the last week so sleepless nights and now I'm feeling it! Thanks for replies...x

LittleBearPad Sat 12-Nov-16 11:27:30

Just relax. He sounds fine. I don't like traditional walkers either. He's only tiny still - he'll get there.
Ignore competitive parenting too. Babies are all different and there's undoubtedly things he can do that the babies of your friends can't.

jobrum Sat 12-Nov-16 11:43:29

Dd could sit aided really early and unaided from around 6 months. Started rolling around 8 months, crawling at nearly 11 and although she was happy to stand, didn't walk until 18 months at least. Remembering what my hv said, I think 9.5 months is still in the 'normal' range when it comes to starting to move. You'll find that one day he'll turn your back and will be off somewhere! I don't think the old style walkers help walking, although I know opinions on this vary.

Writerwannabe83 Sat 12-Nov-16 12:54:25

My friend has a 9 month old and two weeks ago she could have written your post, he didn't do any of those things either, but three days ago he suddenly started crawling and now she can't stop him. She is hoping that now he is mobile he will start pulling himself to stand and cruising around the furniture.

Some people are against traditional baby walkers (the ones they sit in with wheels on the legs so they can zap around) but as a previous poster said opinions will vary.

Mine had one from when he was 6 months old and loved it. Some think that using them can delay crawling and walking but my DS crawled at 8 months and walked at just under 11 months.

Babies should have a development check at 9/10 months of age by their Health Visitor so if you haven't heard anything yet then definitely chase it up. In the meantime please, please try not to worry or get yourself worked up as he's well within the range of 'normal' flowers

havalina1 Sat 12-Nov-16 13:06:09

Don't worry! He's sitting up, so has good body control, and he CAN reach when he wants to. My son rarely rolled. I only relaxed when I saw him do it, about 9 months.

I hate those sit-in and push walkers. My DP came home with one and I sent it off to the charity shop. If anything they will slow down their natural developmental need to find a way to be mobile. Let him find his feet and develop in his own way. Don't worry he's fine. I also asked my HV and the GP for support but was told to wait.

My son is finally diagnosed with a damaged nerve inside his arm and armpit - apparently a common result of traumatic deliveries. This was the reason my son didn't like tummy time and as a knock on he didn't roll. He did sit up unaided at 6months too. It wasn't a delay as I feared, it was uncomfortable for him.

His nerve thing has righted itself but he sees a Physio now but it's really nothing. I knew something was up because of how he held one arm/hand and favoured holding it around the small of his back or tensed upright.

Small things can have a knock on smile Do talk to your support people but honestly the fact he's sitting up etc is all very positive.

kiki22 Sat 12-Nov-16 14:59:55

5 months crawling and standing is really very unusual.

Here is a comparison to demonstrate how different babies can be dniece sat at 5 months rarely rolled crawled at 7 month never walking d until 14 months, ds1 sat supported at 9 weeks never rolled crawled at 8 months walked at 11, ds2 is 11 weeks has to interest in sitting at all but is trying to roll already it means nothing they all get there their own way.

Blizy Sat 12-Nov-16 15:06:19

Don't worry, my ds first bum shuffled at 11 months (the day we put up the Xmas tree coincidently) and he didn't walk unaided a until he was 21 months!

AngeliqueDePeyrac Mon 14-Nov-16 19:15:57

Dd bum shuffled at 15 months and walked at 24 months. You wouldn't know it now she's 9yo! Gymnastics, dancing, hockey, etc. But I remember the worrying as well when all the others are toddling round you! They'll get there.

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