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baby not crawling but standing should i encourage

Discussion in 'Infants' started by catherine26, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. catherine26

    catherine26 Senior IL'ite

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    hi,
    my son is 8month old he always trying to stand by sitting and taking atleast two step ..he tried to move backward by tummy but he tried for crawl to keep his leg but he cant ..he trying to stand frequently than crawl ..should i encourage him to stand or crawl?please help me
     
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    Telja Silver IL'ite

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    Hello OP,

    Some babies are like that.. People say due to the body weight they dont crawl or move on hands and feets ( elephant walk) but directly tries to stand and walk .. this isnt any wrong or mistake ... as far as baby tries to move forward or backward is fine.. and oke .. you can make ur baby walk but since its 8 months now better dont allow to walk long as there is a tendency of bending of bones of leg which is getting strength to stand only ....
     
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    nagasahithya New IL'ite

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    What is his weight? I think skipping crawling is not a big deal, many infants directly start standing.
     
  4. ramyaramani

    ramyaramani Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Crawling is one milestone that many babies skip. From sitting position, some babies do tend to jump to the next milestone of standing with support.

    If he can sit comfortably without any support, then you can leave him as-is and follow his cues.
     
  5. catherine26

    catherine26 Senior IL'ite

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    meVaidehi Platinum IL'ite

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    Its perfectly normal for babies to skip a milestone or two. If he tried it and not comfortable let it go.
    If his legs are strong enough to stand he will try it. But 8 months is too young to be standing. It puts a lot of pressure on knees and toes. His bones are still developing. Make sure he stands with support. Try to keep it to minimal for a month or two more. Massage his feet well everyday with oil to strengthen bones. Walker works quite well in this time they can sit as soon as they feel like it and dont fall much.
     
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    devic Silver IL'ite

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    Don't worry, My son did the same. Now my Bro's son also is doing the same.
    After the get better leg balance they start crawling.
    Its completely normal.
     
  8. catherine26

    catherine26 Senior IL'ite

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    birth weight 3.5 kg
     
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    catherine26 Senior IL'ite

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    thanks for your reply...by using walker only he supporting to stand
     
  10. Tanvirajput

    Tanvirajput New IL'ite

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    No need to worry, its completely normal now a days. even my SIL sons did not crawl much and now he is trying to stand with help of support. he has completed 8 months recently.
     

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