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My beautiful 10 month baby boy has yet to sit up on his own. We do physical therapy once a week. At first, I thought it was really helping, but now I'm not so sure. A doctor from Oakland Children's Hospital said that physical therapy is the way to go, and couldn't find anything wrong with him. I just wanted to hear from someone that may have or is dealing with this situation... I would love to hear from you..... fn
Our 8.5 month old son cannot sit by himself for more than 10 seconds, and has no interest in pushing himself up into a sitting position. Although he has strong neck muscles, and great head control (and started rolling both ways before 4 months) he prefers to roll everwhere, and pull objects up and in front of his face, rather than crawl and sit up to explore. My pediatrician said if he's not sitting at 9 months, then we should explore more, but I'm worried now! Any advice? alycia
I have an otherwise normal 10-month-old with significant large motor delay on the usual scales...can't sit by herself yet, still prefers back to belly, on belly props on elbows more than straight arms. Rolls well & does so to get things she wants. Reaches & points for things. Normal pregnancy, easy birth, no feeding/growth issues at all, no health problems whatsoever. Very early motor milestones normal--head control/loss of head lag at 2-3 mo, rolled back to front at 3 1/2 mo. Didn't roll front to back consistently until 9 mo. I didn't realize importance of tummy time and didn't put her on her belly much b/c she didn't like it. Her day care has a philosophy of never propping babies to sit. She's chubby and a good sleeper with a super-mellow, placid temperament, although she doesn't hesitate to let us know when she's unhappy. VERY social, interactive and happy. Normal to advanced fine motor skills. Vocalizes all the time with widely varying tones, listens & clearly understands a lot. I don't hear the ''strings of consonants'' that you read about, but not quite sure how to judge that anyway.
Our pediatrician was worried at 9 months & referred us for baby PT (we start 4/21). No down side to that so of course we'll go. Would love to hear from anyone in a similar situation, re: were you aggressive about evaluations and diagnostic testing? Did your child eventually receive a particular diagnosis or did (s) he just catch up at some point? Also, does anyone have any knowledge regarding validity and range of the standard developmental scales? Thanks to all! Allison
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