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    Default Question about propping up bubs to make them situp..

    I took DD (7m) for her 6-8month checkup. DD hasnt started to sit yet and the MCHN did say its fine some bubs start sitting up abit late but did suggest that I prop her up to sit and sort of hold her in that position (while she played with her toys) to help her sit quicker.
    Do you think that would make a difference? I always thought making babys sit before they are ready puts pressure on their spine.. Shes always on her tummy so gets lots of tummy time all day,plus rolls around.

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    My DD's didn't sit until they were almost 8 months old, they were then walking by 10 months!
    I wouldn't worry too much, all babies reach their milestones at different times. She will do it when she's ready

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    I definitely wouldn't worry and agree that there is no benefit and potential harm in pushing babies development

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    Thanks ladies . I'll just let DD roll around now and see how she goes ..
    So hard to decide on things when you are constantly getting comments on how she isnt sitting, isnt eating solids properly, is falling of the chart weight wise...far out makes me feel frustrated and a bad mum!

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    All babies develop in their own time . DS didn't sit up til he was about 7 months old and didn't crawl until he was 8.5 months.
    Some babies do certain things earlier and some later. Nothing to worry about = )
    My aunt would constantly call DS lazy because he wouldn't pull himself up and stand *rolls eyes* I told her he'd do it when *HE* was ready, not when she wanted him to.
    Tell ppl to shove it = D xx

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    Sorry bubs got to phone and replied for me, apologies for the random post.

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    50% can sit unassisted by 6 months & 90% by 8 months, so there is a range that most babies will fit in but they are all different. Encouraging milestones is fine as long as you are not putting to much pressure on them reaching them. My 7.5 months son can sit on his own for about 10 seconds then he topples over, I have just bought a playnest from kiddie winks & let him sit in that & if he falls over he doesnt hurt himself. Your little one will be just fine, I have heard alot of MCNs making these comments, but your baby is totally normal & maybe she could have worded it differently, but i suppose at 8 months if they can't sit on their own then they are lagging behind the group but they might be ahead in other areas. Just lightly encourage, & if you feel it is pushing him too much then let him happily roll, but everything i have studied so far says a little encouragement is fine & probably normal in all parts of development.

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    Thanks ladies . I'll just let DD roll around now and see how she goes ..
    So hard to decide on things when you are constantly getting comments on how she isnt sitting, isnt eating solids properly, is falling of the chart weight wise...far out makes me feel frustrated and a bad mum!
    I've read lots of your posts and you seem like a BLOODY BRILLIANT and very dedicated mama. Try not to let the comments sweat you - everybody gets them and you've just got to let them roll off you and celebrate the perfect bubba you have. Btw, my DD started crawling before she could sit which I didn't even think was possible. They all vary so much just as we all do

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    You've probably also realised from other stories on bubhub that as useful as MCHNs can be, they can also give absolutely shockingly bad advise at times. I've certainly had my fair share...along with some really helpful advise

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    we had to with dd, briefly after feeds as it helped the reflux (usually held her, but sometimes had to pee urgently) but i wouldnt do it to 'teach' how to sit.
    lots of tummy time

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