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    Default Should i be worried- 9m DD not sitting or crawling?

    so i went in do have DD weighed at my GPs today and told her that DD hasnt started crawling or sitting (just stays upright for afew seconds, but have to watch her), has lots of tummytime. GP said that usually if by 10months bub isnt sitting or crawling (has to be doing atleast one) than its a 'red flag' for them and need to have bub checked by a specialist.
    should i be worried? (well i am now!!). what the latest your bub started to sit or crawl?her other milestones arnt bad (she says mama,baba). i do try and prop her up with pilows. she is skinny...always has been on the 3rd centile since birth ,could that be an issue ??

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    Hey I have a friend who had a little girl who was tiny and she couldn't sit up or crawl at 9 months either from memory I can't remember when exactly when she did but she was sitting up at her first bday she is now 3 and perfectly healthy I wouldn't worry now a lot can happen in a month! Main thing is she has lots of tummy time! Being teeny prolly means her muscles aren't strong enough to support herself yet!

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    My DD didn't crawl till 11 months, but I think from memory she was sitting at 6 months. No, don't worry yet, like u said, she is in the 3rd pencentile so she is very tiny, so in reality, she might be the size of a 6-7 month old. Wait till the 10 month mark and take it from there. My DD was in the 10th percentile, so small as well. All babies are different, just keep encouraging her with the pillows propped around her. Good luck, I'm sure she'll be fine!

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    My dd sat at 6 months but didn't crawl till 9months

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    I wouldn't be "worried" as such, but not sitting or crawling by 10 months is a little behind and I would be looking into possible reasons why. She may just need a little extra help?

    My DD is at the other end of the scale though, turned 10 months 3 days ago and is walking, running and climbing. Bloody insane that is.

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    My DD sat at 9.5 months and crawled at 10 nearly 11 months. She is small too. One reason they said DD was taking longer is that she is really really flexible. She loves having her legs up around her head all the time. Nothing wrong but her hip muscles are a little weaker just because they are so flexible. Eventually she say up on her own etc. I am sure bub is fine. It's really hard tho especially at Playgroup seeing smaller kids than DD progress so fast but I know she will get there
    Goodluck I am sure your bub will be fine too

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    We go to Gymbaroo every week and there they show you "exercises" that you can do with your bubs to encourage muscle development and forward movement. It is also lots of fun for them. Maybe look into a similar class in your area?

    As for sitting up, we were told not to prop them up but to wait for them to do it themselves as the muscles need time to develop around the spine.

    Keep up with the tummy time, I'm sure one day she will surprise you and be off across the room :-)

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    My DS is only a couple of days off 9 months.

    He sits now but can't get into a sitting position by himself. He still flops over quite a lot too. He's not crawling or making any attempts to crawl, he'll roll and do a bit of a wiggle but that's it.

    When I was sitting DS up to begin with I wasn't putting his legs out correctly though so he fell more. I read somewhere to make sure his legs aren't bent but rather straight and out to the sides. I foud that helped a lot.

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    DS started sitting by himself around 8 months but he didn't crawl till 16 months.

    If you are concerned perhaps see a pediatric physiotherapist. We did this with DS and were given some strengthening exercises to do with him which definitely helped.


 

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