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24/06/2013 at 10:49
H is 20 weeks and showing no signs of sitting. He has good head control, loves standing and bouncing on jumperoo but bends in the middle of overbalanced when sitting. Just curious as to when other little ones sat on there own. I think he'd be more chilled id he could sit and watch and play.
he also had only rolled twice
24/06/2013 at 10:53
He's still small :) my E was very late, she didn't sit unaided until about 8 months. I was still wedging her in the high chair and jumperoo with oven gloves at this point! She's now a completely normal boisterous nearly 3 year old. Sounds like he's doing fab for 20 weeks x
24/06/2013 at 10:56
Both of mine were around 5 months IIRC
24/06/2013 at 10:59
Im a bad mum as i cant remember. But i do know Phoebe was before Aaron.
24/06/2013 at 11:00
Around 5 months x
24/06/2013 at 11:04
Just after 6 months
24/06/2013 at 11:22
Zoe was a week or two before turning 6 mths.
24/06/2013 at 11:24
Between 5 and 6 months. It was gradual from a sort of balance to controlled sitting!
24/06/2013 at 11:28
19/20 weeks for mine, he was the first of our NCT group, despite being the youngest by a few weeks. He had a very strong neck all along, so i expect that had a lot to do with it.
20 weeks is still pretty early? They say to wean at 6m as that is partly when they are able to sit properly (and therefore be ready to eat/digest food properly).
24/06/2013 at 11:54
E was 18, coming up 19 weeks and now at 24 weeks can sit for quite long periods. Say 20 mins or more.
24/06/2013 at 12:03
Isaac was just about a week before 5 months and Lucas was about 6.5 months
24/06/2013 at 13:05
Mine were both 5-6 months, can't remember exactly.
24/06/2013 at 13:07
Somewhere between 4 and 5 months, but I think that's early. I wouldn't worry about the rolling either ATM either - C didn't roll until she was 9mo.
24/06/2013 at 18:54
G would sit up on her own at 5.5 months, but I wouldn't easy she was doing it properly unaided (ie I could leave her to it and not worry she was going to face plant) until 7 months x
24/06/2013 at 21:25
Thanks everyone. Seems like he should be doing it soon then although I know all babies go st there own pace.
Knowing him he'll probably bypass sitting and rolling and go just to walking ;)
24/06/2013 at 21:28
He was about 4 months as it was before Christmas (born august), that's early though ime so I wouldn't worry
24/06/2013 at 21:30
Neither of mine have rolled and C didn't crawl (It will remain to be seen if S does). C was sitting up unaided at 6.5 months, but still fairly wobbly until probably around the 9 month mark. I know I had to pad out those wooden pub high chairs that are basically a stool with straps for ages. S was just gone 5 months and has been sitting up straight and for long periods for a week or so. I only had to pad the high chairs once or twice for her. S is a much bigger girl though and has more strength and muscle tone than C did. However, C was an early talker but S only really says Da-da and growls! They're all different, but get there in the end and by the time they're 3 you can't usually tell who did what first anyway.
A tip I overheard my HV tell another mum who was worried about her baby not sitting was to prop them between your legs and dangle things for them to stretch and reach for. This helps to balance them and develop the control needed for sitting apparently.
24/06/2013 at 21:35
A will sit propped up for ages, but isn't quite there on his own yet. Although he did roll from front to back last Friday at exactly 16 weeks. Has only done it a few times since though.
24/06/2013 at 22:04
They were all between 5.5 & 6.5 months.
24/06/2013 at 22:12
O was 4.5 months here. But one he rolled each way once he had little interest in.doing it again for a long time, and d he never crawled on hand and knees, kind of commando dragged with 1 arm!
All babies are different...he is still v young so I wouldn't fret. We found one of those inflatable donut rings (galt playnest) the best aid to encourage his sitting if it helps x
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