Childhood Diseases

Posted by: dei | 2012-06-12


7mth old throwing himself backwards

i am having a problem with my 7 month old boy, he will be 8 months on sunday and he is throwing himself backwards. we sit him down on the bed and he sits by himself but he throws himself backwards and he thinks it is funny, then when i hold him in my arms he does the same thing. i am scared he is going to bang his head on the wall or even fall right out my arms. i say NO in a stern voice but he still thinks it is a joke. when i put him in his doghnut on the floor i have to put pillows and blankets around him because of it. how can i stop him from doing this?
another question, can a child skip the crawling stage and go straight to walking? cos he tries to crawl backwards but is pulling himself up on the cot and furniture.
thank you

Expert's Reply



This is quite a common habit with some babies. Your baby son is enjoying himself now,but he will soon grow out of this stage. Most babies only start crawling at around 9 to 10 months so there is no need for you to be worried about your baby now.

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Posted by: dei | 2012-06-13

thanks so much Nomonde and Prof, i feel much better now.

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Posted by: Nomonde | 2012-06-12

Hi Dei

Babies do things their own way, my son was doing the very same thing and it evantualy went away. There might be something wrong or its just the way he wants to do thing. my son didn''t crawl and at 8 months and 2 weeks hi started walking and by 9 month he was walking. Maybe Prof will give you a better advise.

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