My mother kind of made me feel bad the other day and I am curious about it now. My LO is pretty active...she's moving constantly (even though she's not mobile yet) and has to be stimulated to be happy. My mom was visiting the other day and she commented on how my LO won't just sit still on someone's lap like other babies...do other 5 months old just sit there and do nothing? My LO likes to stand on your legs and jump, or grab your clothes or touch things. I got thinking about it more last night at 4 am as I'm changing her she's kicking her feet down (because when she hits the wipes they make a loud crinkly noise she likes), or trying to roll over, or slapping at the side of the changing table. My mother made it seem like she was early diagnosing her with ADHD or something. She was like, you're going to be in so much trouble when she starts moving. Is she really overactive already? I mean sometimes she clearly wants to get down but she's only just rolling, not sitting and not crawling or anything. And when she's sitting or laying she wants to be stimmulated with a toy or something. She also looooves to bounce in her jumperoo.
Your Lo sounds exactly like mine. Always needs to be doing something, she never sits or lies still and gets grumpy if she has to and when sat on my knee she is constantly bouncing or wriggling. I'm pretty sure its normal at this age because they've suddenly developed the ability to move in many different ways and even though it won't get them very far atm, its the practicing of these new moves that leads to sitting, rolling, crawling etc If LO was sat still on peoples knees all day, they'd never learn anything
Teddy is exactly the same, always has been. He reminds me of those jumping jack toys, where you pull a string an his arms and legs flap around :-) he's always wanting to touch everything, loves his playmat so he can whack stuff, he loves lamaze toys, anything and everything really!!
Charlie is exactly the same, at the moment he contantly wants to b on his legs bouncing! He will sit nicely for a while if holding or playing with something but then stops and tries to grab your cheeks or ears and suck ur face!! My eldest was exactly the sameand he's a normal 4 year old x
Thanks that makes me feel better. Her half-sister does have ADHD so I think my mother is like afraid she'll be like that (like I'd love her any less if she was). Its just always something with my mother. Before she started to thin some she was commenting on her weight and how she hoped she wouldn't be obese and now is making me worried about how active she is. I love it...makes changing her challenging sometimes but still...she's fun!
Leo is EXACTLY the same, you literally could have been describing him! I think it's totally normal for babies this age to be like it.. they're interested in finding out about new things all the time so of course they're going to be wriggly whilst doing it lol Try not to worry xxxx
My OH just asked why you're talking about Amber ;p she's exactly the same. She's always needed a LOT of stimulation and she's always been an active wriggler. She's never been on her playmat and stayed in the same place; she spins herself all around it and her head ends up where her feet were. The other day, I had a mini heart attack when I glanced over and she'd gone! She'd rolled onto her tummy and somehow managed to wriggle completely off the mat and I couldn't see her because the coffee table was in the way. I've never really thought about other babies happily sitting there tbh - I just assumed their inquisitive little minds were into everything at this age! X
James just now at 7.5 months can sit and chill for a little while. My husband is amazed he'll sit back and watch tv with him (horrible parents I know) for 20 minutes. Otherwise he's very busy (hard to change his diaper now because he's rolling so much!) and needs constant stimulation. Nothing wrong with your baby! I'd be more worried if they sat there all the time!!!
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