Question about learning to sit

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  1. pink_bow

    pink_bow Mummy

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    You might think I'm stupid asking this question but never mind.

    I'm trying to teach my LO to sit unaided. When she does so she leans forward and places both hands on the floor to steady herself. She can stay like that for a few mins. Is this normal to be in this position? It just looks very uncomfy!

    Thank you!
     
  2. sbl

    sbl Mum of 2

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    My lo did that for a couple of weeks too. Its totally normal whilst they are just finding their balance.
    If she continued to use her arms to steady herself then I would mention it to your Dr but while they are just figuring things out then its normal.
     
  3. FAB mama

    FAB mama Well-Known Member

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    Yes as far as I know, my LO did that for a few weeks or so before sitting up straight. It sounds like she's doing fine. Sit with her in your lap for some support or put her in a boppy or something similar if you have one. She'll learn though without you teaching her.
     
  4. fieryphoenix

    fieryphoenix new mama

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    Yup, totally normal! It's the first step to sitting up alone :)
     
  5. scoobydrlp

    scoobydrlp Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's how they do it in the beginning. And I agree, it looks horribly uncomfortable! But as they get stronger they sit straighter.
     
  6. pink_bow

    pink_bow Mummy

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    Thank you all! She sits fine in a high chair etc. she's got plenty of time to learn :)
     
  7. ruby09

    ruby09 Well-Known Member

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    Our pediatrician called that "tripod sitting". Totally normal. :)
     

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