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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Tany | 2004/01/09

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Milestones

My baby is almost eight months old. At this stage she is able to turn and sit by herself unaided. She is however not standing and holding her weight when supported, she does only for a second or two and then gets herself in a sitting position again. I did ask my doctor about this and he said that some kids develop slower that others and that it has to do with the gross motor skills which concerns me as I realise that these skills are important in their primary years. Is it normal for her to not to be standing at this stage?

Also, since she's been born she had a nasal drip which cleared out a little while after birth and since then she's had flem on her cest which returns every now and then. Can you please make a recommendation for me to get rid of the flem completely.

Thanks for your assistance

Tany Govender

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The milestones that you describe sounds well within the normal range and ther is no need for concern at present. A recurrent runny nose is common with viral infections and not a reason for concern in isolation.

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Posted by: Ally | 2004/01/11

If I could add my 2 cents.
My son also only started walking late. In fact he was so lazy that he only started walking at 13 months old.
Today he walks perfectly. You would never say he stayed on his butt longer than the other babies that walk the same as him today.

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