I am concerned about my childs milestones: Thoughts?

She will be five months old the day after New year’s day, and she still isn’t rolling over or sitting up… I’ve tried propping her up using a boppy pillow and tried getting her to roll over by showing her how and doing tummy time. She also REALLY hates tummy time. I’m lost on what to do… please help any advice would be appreciated, please.

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Talk to her pediatrician but know every baby develops at their own pace. She’ll get there

My daughter could crawl before she could sit by herself. She was a late teether and walker also. She’s 6 now and she’s totally fine. They all do it eventually!

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Have you talked with the pediatrician about your concerns ?

Dont rush it. 5 months old shouldn’t be sitting up.

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If you hold them to much rhat delays turning over and crawling…put them on pallet on floor with toys…

Talk to your pediatrician. Either way at 5 months old most babies don’t sit up on their own! Every baby is different and their growth isn’t all by the “book”

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You can’t compare your baby to others, they reach milestones and develop at their own unique rate, if you are truly concerned take her to her doctor

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Shes good… My son is 7 months just starting to roll and sit up. I bought him one of those jumper play center things and it has helped a ton with strengthening his upper body.

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All babies hate tummy time at first. Their frustration is what makes them learn. They have to be determined enough to change what they don’t like. Don’t stress over milestones. They are approximations (averages) all babies develope at different rates. And also when it happens it happens fast.

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Give your baby time, they all do it in their own time & then they don’t stop lol!!

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My granddaughter just started sitting up Christmas day 7 months. Rolling over was 3 weeks before and she hated tummy time to. And at 8 months we still don’t have any teeth.

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My son will be 5 months the day after New Year’s Day too. He isn’t sitting up or rolling over.

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You’re stressing over nothing… Don’t compare kids! They all move at their own pace. Once it’s appropriate then you ask your pediatrician but that’s a ways from 5 months.

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All babies have their own timing mine is 6 months he can sit supported but not on own and he just rolled over from tummy to back

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Your baby sounds right on schedule, some babies don’t sit till closer to 8 months, some don’t walk until almost 2, some don’t talk till 3 ever child is different, I would worry until after 8months. Also some babies would be capable of rolling over and are just lazy.

Buy her one of those bouncy things with the toys on it…it was called an exercauser 9 years ago

My baby was sitting unassisted by 6 months, a friend’s baby wasn’t until 7 months. Both are perfectly normal and healthy and every baby develops at their own pace! Just keep doing what you’re doing and take a breath.

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All babies are different and learn at their own pace. She will learn everything when she is ready, no need to rush things

Most babies are not sitting up on their own at 5 months. Some babies do things earlier than the norm, please dont hold your baby up to unreasonable standards.

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