Childhood Diseases

Posted by: atomickitten | 2008/07/15


6 month old not sitting yet

My 6 month old daughter seems to be developing normally in all other aspects and did well in her 24 week check up at the paediatrician, but refuses to sit on her own yet. She sits well with support and has very good head control. When I pull her up from lying down into a sitting position, she has no head lag, but wont even sit slumped over forward, she kicks forward with her legs so that she is back to lying down again. She hates "tummy time" so I suspect this may have something to do with it and she is not yet rolling over onto her tummy although rolls very easily from side to side and just about rolls over completely. She does suffer from silent reflux as well and is on Losec for her condition. I have tried putting her leaning against the boppy pillow, but she really fusses and pushes back wards so that she ends up lying down again. Any advice you could give me would be appreciated.

Expert's Reply



There is absolutely no need for concern as her milestones and general progress have been normal to date. Give her time and let her progress at her own pace. She will start sitting quite soon.

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