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Old Apr 6th, 2017, 08:58 AM   1
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10 months an not doing anything


I know all babies develop at their own pace but I'm getting worried, specially after my mum makes comments about it. My baby is 10 months and hasn't rolled, can't sit up, cries during tummy times and just wants to be held all the time. He is fine in his jumperoo just bouncing away but doesn't do anything else. He hates eating and can hold foods but won't bring it to his mouth so I spoon feed him too. Oh an he hates napping. He's so tired by the end of the day that he falls asleep fine after a BF. He still wakes at night but we cosleep so that doesn't bother me.

He's my third so I can't hold him all the time because I have the older two that need me too. This means he's usually in his jumperoo or crying a lot. I've tried a sling but it doesn't help, he still cries.

Anyone else going though this? Should I be worried?



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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 02:18 AM   2
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I would speak to your health visitor or doctor. Really, he should be rolling and sitting by himself at 10months. They do develop at different rates but these milestones are usually achieved first for physical development and usually between 4-8 months. Tummy time will really help his development and even if he grumbles, try to make sure he has a few 5 minute sessions every day. If there is any pain associated with tummy time, that would need investigation but if it is just 'I don't like it' grizzle, keep going. Is he at a nursery?



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 09:11 AM   3
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There is some belief that extended time in a jumperoo can slow development because it puts strain on the wrong parts and doesn't develop the right parts. 10-15 minutes a day is probably fine, but I think much more than that is discouraged. I would probably aim for more tummy time or the sling, even if he protests. A baby that is upset in your arms and not having strain put on his hips and back by a jumperoo is certainly better than the alternatives. That said, they all develop at their own pace and it might be he just needs more floor time to get it, even if that is hard to do right now.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 12:28 PM   4
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I would add that many babies don't enjoy tummy time at first. Mine would cry and carry on, but we persisted and as they've learned to hold up their heads and then roll, they've been loads more willing to play on the floor.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 14:07 PM   5
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I,d def get it checked out hon
U being worried is enough reason to do so xx
Hope it all turns out to be just a little lag.
But def better to raise your concerns to your Dr



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 15:03 PM   6
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Ceri- he isn't at a nursery. I'm a stay at home mum so he is with me but gets other social interaction besides myself. I do put him down for tummy time a few times a day. May be for not that long though because he screams to be back up.

Minutopia- he is always in my arms when I can help it. But with my other two and just trying to do normal things I do have to put him down. He can hold his head but in the sling he lays back so his head is falling back. He's been able to hold his head up since he was tiny though.

I have imtried writing this a few times but end up deleting it because it sounds like I'm complaining. He is such a beautiful lovely little boy and I absolutely love him. I'm just trying to do what's best for him.



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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 16:01 PM   7
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I would get him checked out - what have they said at his developmental checks so far?



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 17:36 PM   8
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I would get him checked out - what have they said at his developmental checks so far?
They think he hasn't rolled because I'm not doing enough tummy time. This was in February. Also the doctor said he will do it when he's ready but didn't really check anything. May be I need to go again?

I feel he's just very laid back. He always wants me! We had a lot of trouble staring off weaning too when he was 6 months. He has a milk allergy which doctors An health visitors were reluctant to diagnose. So he was reacting to diary. I've had to look online and establish his issues with weaning and finally he has now been given an appointment to see a dietician and have an allergy test but this is in next couple of months. It took some time but he has finally established weaning an I guess this kind of over-shadowed all the physical side of things.



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I only ask about nursery as they would have loads of experience and ideas to promote his physical development and would be able to monitor and review his progress. I work in a nursery with babies and (prior to mat leave) was the SENCO (special educational needs coordinator). Have a chat with you health visitor or gp and see what they suggest. Your not complaining Hun, you just want what's best for him 💙



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 20:19 PM   10
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I only ask about nursery as they would have loads of experience and ideas to promote his physical development and would be able to monitor and review his progress. I work in a nursery with babies and (prior to mat leave) was the SENCO (special educational needs coordinator). Have a chat with you health visitor or gp and see what they suggest. Your not complaining Hun, you just want what's best for him 💙

Thank you for your reply. The HV put me off asking them because they made me feel like I wasn't being a good mum. He is my third so it's not the same that I can give him all my attention all the time but I do always do things around my children an I follow their lead. They can't seem to get that he genuinely really does hate tummy time. My mum suggested a walker for him so he could follow me around. I've not used one before but he is strong in his legs An can stand. I gave a feeling he'd start walking in it but I don't want to skip this initial stage because it doesn't feel right.

I've come across the term low muscle tone but he isn't a floppy baby. If anything he keep one arm really stiff.



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