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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 12:58 PM   11
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I'm kind with laila here, even my very slow to move baby (Sophie) was pushing herself up off the floor into a seated position by 8/9 months. It sounds like he might have low muscle tone?



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 08:02 AM   12
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Maybe try a happy medium between natural development and encouragement? My youngest DD LOVES music, which I generally play on my tablet in the play room. The first time she crawled was to check out the tablet , sat slightly away from her, since one of her favorite songs were playing. No help given she just wanted the music lol.

If you are comfortable with it there is coordinated 'playtime' that he is the perfect age for. Just games and play centered around muscle strengthening. One is face to face time, playing 'peak-A-boo.' When he is interested he will happily try to pull up and reach your face. Another is just to place him standing on your lap and let him bounce. It is not really pushing him but giving him motivation to reach his goals.

If neither work for you always mention it to his pediatrician and go with what makes you comfortable. Both of my girls have been right on track or way ahead physically but behind with speech. My oldest didn't catch up until she was 2. Even if you were to 'push' him there are no guarantees since they'll do what interest them at this age. Good luck.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2017, 12:04 PM   13
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He has been to a chiropractor a few weeks ago and she loosened him up in his neck and hips. She's now said he's fine and doesn't need more sessions.

I don't think he has low muscle tone, he's super strong when he's struggling in my arms or on the changing table. He's also able to support himself on his legs/feet.



 
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Do you take him swimming? The pool would give him some buoyancy and might strike an interest in learning to move more independently.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 04:01 AM   15
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Do you take him swimming? The pool would give him some buoyancy and might strike an interest in learning to move more independently.

We haven't gotten around to it. I was supposed to go with the Mommy & Me Group I'm in but some of them canceled and it was never rescheduled

Luckily he's suddenly now getting up on all fours and rocking He will try to go forward sometimes but more lunges forward. Don't know if that's normal for them at first????



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 09:19 AM   16
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Yes the rocking is a normal precursor to crawling. My daughter did it for a few weeks before she crawled.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 04:26 AM   17
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Yep, my son did the rocking thing at 4 months, he would end up going backwards and getting so frustrated! Sophie didn't do it I think, she doesn't do anything until she's 100% sure it will work the first time. Emma just used to sit there on all 4's and not move, then flop to her tummy. They were all very different but all took their first steps at 11 months which I find unusual!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 04:57 AM   18
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I was thinking if his lunging forward movements are normal at first. It looks a bit odd



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2017, 04:41 AM   19
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OP, if it helps, DS3 has been crawling on hands and knees a week, Prior to that he commando crawled. I think my little guy is around the same age as your little man from memory. He's currently been pulling himself up and standing but in the last few days, trying to walk around furniture. But in comparison to my other 2 boys, he's a lot smaller too. On the other side of the coin is DS1. He was JUST under 9lb at birth and he was a fat, porky little baby and he had no head control for months - he had a fat head. So for him, holding his head up while on his belly probably happened for him around 7-8 months rather than the 3-4 months that DS2 and DS3 were. Also keep in mind, DS1 was sitting up much later so as a result, he was crawling, standing, pulling himself up to his feet and walking with the aide of furniture a lot later too as he had a lot more weight behind him his muscles needed to support. As a result of this, a so called friend told me that I 'better take him to the doctor because he's behind developmentally' which had me panicking!! Needless to say, her husband heard the comment and he did his nut at her because she has no medical qualifications to make such a comment
and told us not to worry because he had more to support and he would get there in his own time. I think pulling himself up and walking around furniture was around 12-13 months (6 weeks he was pushing himself around the floor on his back and the nurse thought we were full of ourselves until she saw it herself). He wasn't walking independently until about 15 months. He's just turned 9 in July and he's still a chunky kid. Don't stress too much. Every baby is different. He will get there!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2017, 05:40 AM   20
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Hi, I didn't want to read and run. I just wanted to say that I'm on my 4th boy he is 7 months and only just started rolling back to front,and only does that now and again and he is no where near crawling. All my boys have been different. I chat with a few ladies on here and some of their babies are not far off legging it round bless them 😁.I would really try not to worry too much and just enjoy your little bundle. My first little boy was really late with everything and I really worried and it's hard not to compare. My last little boy was walking 12 weeks after his little cousin who is 6 weeks younger than him. It would be such a shame for u to spend time worrying about what others think then afterwards think why was I worrying..that's just talking from experience. I just don't care at all now , my little baby will just do what he wants when he is ready. I don't think it's helps that I have a toddler running round so we often tend to pick baby up so not to get hit by flying planes or trains lol..I honestly think your little man sounds like he is doing great x

Also the in law comment I agree is rubbish 😣!



 
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