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Going into a sitting position

My son just turned 8 months old on Sunday. He sits up just fine, and has excellent balance since before 6 months. He won’t however put himself into a sitting position. If I give him one hand, he will grab it and push very hard and eventually get into sitting position. He also doesn’t crawl. He can get to anything he wants by rolling across the room. He has recently starting getting on his hands and knees and sometimes will move forward or backwards but not for very long. His favorite things to do is to take my hands, stand up, and walk super duper fast with me holding his hands. That’s ALL he wants to do! Should I be concerned?

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  1. This would probably be better answered by a doctor, but since you posted to a community forum I’ll give my $.02. All babies develop at a different pace. Maybe if your baby was behind in all development milestone’s you could be more worried, but simply walking, crawling and sitting cam all happen at different times. If your baby is bigger than normal, or more laid back than others I’ve seen often that they tent to walk or crawl later, and many babies never crawl at all. From your post, sounds like you have nothing to worry about. But, I’m just a dude with two kids so take that with a grain of salt…

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  2. I agree with the very wise Brad W! In fact, did you know that crawling isn’t a motor milestone at all? Yup, some babies crawl and some don’t. It might be that your little guy sails right past it and walks – that sure seems to be his preference so far. Continue to give him ample time on the floor to roll, rock and explore. You will see his pediatrician for a nine month check up so make sure they evaluate his trunk (tummy) strength to give you reassurance that all is well.

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  3. Great advice from Brad and Dr. Sara. Remember, milestones are just guidelines, not an absolute. If your baby doesn’t crawl until 9 or 10 months and doesn’t walk until 13 or 14 months, that is still in the range of normal. Just give him lots of time to explore and he will be on the move before you know it!

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