Childhood Diseases

Posted by: T | 2010/12/17


Standing too soon

My son is 17weeks on the 20th. He weighs 7.6kg - all he wants to do is stand when you sit him on your lap. By letting him do this, will it hurt or damage his legs? When i half sit/lay him on the bed against pillows, he pulls himself forward as to try and sit on his own, but he keeps falling sideways and forwards. How do i help him learn to sit? Is there a training tecnique?
Thank you

Expert's Reply



This is perfectly normal and your baby boy seems to be very strong.He will start to sit at around 6 months and will learn to do so by himself.

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Posted by: Tany | 2011/01/11

Thank u for this post. My baby is doing exactly the same that ive opted to put him in his cot as i thought he mite damage his bones.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/12/17

This is quite normal, it will not cause him damage, it is how he starts strenghthening his muscles for when he will start standing and walking. My son was also doing this from the same age.
There isn''t anything you can do to train your baby to sit, he will sit when he''s good and ready, anywhere between 5 and 8 months is the usual time, with most babies sitting at around 6 months.
If he likes the view sitting up, then prop him up with pillows or use a bumbo seat.

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