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My bub is just about 11 weeks old. She is still quite closed fist and doesn't reach for things. She has found her mouth but thats about all.....Her neck isn't too strong which the CHN told me was from delivery and has referred me to a physio for. Hopefully this will help as bub isn't keen on lifting her head at all when on tummy time! My beautiful girl is perfect but is it OK for her to be taking her time with these things?
Just to let you know my baby boy who is now 16 weeks old, only started grabbing at toys from 13 weeks old. I found that the "old fashioned" A frame toys (ie lay baby on back or in bouncer with toys in reaching distance above) are great practice. Your bub sounds very normal to me. :)
Thankyou! Sometimes if you think about things too much, they become bigger issues than they are :) This forum is such a good thing. Great to have someone to bounce ideas off!
That is so true ! I am a first time mum and I cant believe the worries over the craziest of things :o We love them so much and I guess that is why we do :)
I don't think they should be doing much at all other than making eye contact, smiling, starting to laugh maybe. Developmental stages vary widely from source to source and I've never taken much notice of them. One thing you may like to know is that sling babies have excellent head control very early but parenting is a journey not a race and there are no prizes for doing stuff sooner ;)
parenting is a journey not a race and there are no prizes for doing stuff sooner ;)
That is one of the most amazing things I've heard since becoming a mum. When I get frustrated I do try and tell myself to slow down and take it a bit easier (ie settling and sleep issues) Nicely said. :cool:
Her neck isn't too strong which the CHN told me was from delivery and has referred me to a physio for. Hopefully this will help as bub isn't keen on lifting her head at all when on tummy time!
A friend of mine was told the same by her CHN - and she went to the physio - who was wonderful!!!! There was no 'blame' laid (my friend was very worried) - and the physio just showed her some games that she could play with bubs... that encouraged the use of the 'right' muscles - within weeks... bubs was looking around more and was much less 'floppy'!!!
if you do go to physio - just make sure you ask what simple stuff you can do at home!!!
good luck... and ((hugs)) to bubs!!!
Hi there - I took Mickayla to the Chiropractor as she had a significant neck issue. He was great with her, so gentle and yet so effective. I can recommend that avenue. Whoever you go to should be able to put you at ease about it all pre-treatment.
This is your pot of gold that they are dealing with after all!
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