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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 14:34 PM   1
purpledaisy2
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Any 3 month old LO's not have good head control?


My LO has just turned 3 months old and he really doesn't seem to have good head control at all.

I know every babies different and they all do things at different stages but I've read so many threads recently about peoples LO's that are in jumperoo's/sat in bumbo's at this age its starting to worry me.

If I hold him up so he's looking over my shoulder he can hold his head but he's quite wobbly and can't do it for long. If I lay him on his playmat on his tummy he doesn't attempt to pick his head up at all.

Is your LO like this - do you think its too early to be worried about him not doing it ?



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 14:59 PM   2
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Omar had good head control since day one. But he's a big baby & was born 10 days after due date. U dont need to worry, every baby is difr, & it takes up to 6 mnths to get full head stability.

try to play tummy time as much as u can.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 15:13 PM   3
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Willow has brilliant head control but sometimes when i put her on her stomach she doesnt lift her head! lol
I think shes just lazy at that bit! lol

Try lying down on the sofa and put baby on tummy on your chest, you will prob find he will lift his head better whilst on you then if you just stick him on a mat.

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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 15:24 PM   4
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He has tummy time everyday without fail, he just doesn't move lol



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 15:44 PM   5
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My guy doesn't have good head control yet. There was a thread on here with a bunch of people saying their LOs could hold their head on their own from birth, but I have never heard of a newborn that didn't need head support. I would think its really rare.

Anyway - my guy still needs support for his head. He holds it fine when he is on my shoulder, but when I put him in his bumbo chair not so much LOL ... Looks like he is waiting for a hair wash He really hates tummy time as well, but will lift his head and turn it side to side until he realizes its tummy time again - then he just does a face plant and cries.

All babies will do things at different times so try not to worry or compare your LO against others! Bun was born 4 weeks early so he has been behind the curve on most things, but I am not worrying about it. He will do things when he is ready! You are doing tummy time which will strengthen his neck in time - so I would suggest to relax and enjoy your adorable LO! After all, he'll be running around in no time!

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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 16:27 PM   6
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Evie's head control is pretty good and has been for a while now but when it comes to tummy time she eats mat
If she's on my shoulder, she can keep her head up for a good while (especially when she's screaming lol!) all be it a little wobbly, the same when she's in her bouncy chair or sat between my legs.

We do tummy time most days too, and she really doesnt like it. I try not to worry about her eating mat rather than holding her head up and I encourage the neck muscles with different positions as well, like being on my shoulder or laying on my chest or the sofa as Flower01 suggested



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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 02:51 AM   7
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I dnt think Alyssas is that good, i dnt think she will be able to go in a bumbo yet ! although saying that my friend was holding her and said she has better control than i think... so sometimes i just think shes real bad when shes not, just being overprotective, i dnt want her head to roll off !! lol. But shes defo not as good as all the other posts ive read bout it our LOs will get there one day x



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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 05:06 AM   8
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He has tummy time everyday without fail, he just doesn't move lol
U can place him on ur tummy. This way he will try to look at u & lift his head. It's easier than the floor for him. Or u can place him on ur bed.

Omar was placed on his tummy under neon light with his eyes closed for 48 hrs at the hospital when he was born due to his jaundice. He started lifting his head & upper body since then. I guess this played a role in his good head control



 
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