Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: V | 2012-08-16

Q.

Trouble with standing up.

I have a 8 month, 9 day old baby girl. She is extremely fine built for her age (6.89kg, 67cm tall). She has reached all her mental and physical mile stones, but she shows no interest in standing up straight on her own legs. When I try pulling her up by the hands, she pulls her legs up. I have tried putting her in a jolly jumper and walking ring, but she does not put any weight on her legs. Ever since she started to sit on her own she does not want to straighten her legs or put weight on them or kick them straight (leg presses). Should I be concerned? Is there any exercises I could do to interest her?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

There is no need to be concerned here. Your baby's development is normal. The next milestone is when she starts to crawl. After that you will see that she will start to pull herself up and then start to take her first steps.Do not put her in a walking ring or jolly jumper.

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Posted by: R | 2012-08-16

I have the opposite problem- my 8 month son refuses to bend his legs to sit. Now over 10kg''s, sitting very well, and he''s very strong. He''s been like this from very young, wanting to stand.
I''m sure your LG will start on her own soon.
My first son, now 5, only started sitting at 9 months and walking at 14 months.
Good luck.

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