my lo is a month and a week old and he loves to be stood up(obviously while being held) and he has amazing neck control, he bears all his weight on his legs and bounces up and down. It instantly calms him down and he looks around and smiles. I've heard that this could cause the legs to become bowed if we do this too much and obviously I don't want to inflict that on him.. is this true? Should I stop doing this?
I thought it was just a myth that it causes them to be bowlegged.
My daughter was the same and she was an early walker at 8.5 months. I always just let her stand early on because she would be so happy about it.
I think its a myth too.. At least that's what I've read? My OHs family gets upset when I let LO stand (or even sit!) because "his body isn't ready yet" and "he'll be bowlegged" but I can't stop him from doing it! He LOVES standing and will even boost himself up from a sitting position and has done from so young.. I just let him do it, he's so strong I'm not going to stop him
My family says it causes bow legs as well, I don't do it in front of them now as they tell me off, but all the research I have done say this is a myth.
Though I do take some of their advice with a pinch of salt as they also say you can catch a cold/flu by having wet hair or not wearing a coat when it is cold/raining.....sooo nothing to do with viruses etc then...
If I lie LO on my chest whilst I sit on a chair she will wiggle and whinge until she can put her legs on mine and then she will stand there and look around hands on my shoulders, I don't even have to hold her, she just leans. She also has excellent head control. As soon as I try and sit her down or just hold her she wants to stand up again.
So far I have just been letting her, might ask the HV tomorrow when she comes round.
My little man has just started to want to be on his legs and he loves it when I hold him on his feet on my knees. If I say "push, push, push!" he pushes with his legs and I lift him up like he's jumping lol (he's not quit strong enough to jump himself yet). But he loves it, it calms him right down.
If it bows his legs then I suppose it's my fault... But I don't really want to stop him doing something hat makes him happy.
I am super jealous of all these babies with head control I constantly think my LO's head is going to wobble right off one of these days I asked the HV when they can hold up their own heads (I realise every baby is different but figured there'd be an average) and she said because my LO was so little (6lb4.5) he'll probably be about 4 MONTHS before he can do it!!!!!!!! :O gutted! It is the main thing that makes me nervous at the minute, I try to be super careful when I'm holding him but every now and then it still wobbles away from me! Damn wobbly head! Lol.
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