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Dd is 9 months now. Doesn't crawl or walk. Doesn't even commando crawl or bum shuffle. Basically sits there. She'll move from sitting to tummy but then can't get up again to cries. She doesn't enjoy tummy time.
She doesn't try to talk to immitate me. She blows raspberries and will babble sometimes.
She bears weight on her legs but is wobbly and doesn't try to take steps.

I feel like she's really behind. Her cousin is only a couple of days difference. She claps, says mama and tries to copy other sounds, points, moves around better and bum shuffles. If you hold her she tries to take steps. She dances when music is on (bobs her head). She recognises when she's made you laugh.

I don't think dd is anywhere near that and everything I've read says she should be doing more of that.

What's everyones 9 mo up to?

my last 2 boys didn't start sitting up by themselves until they were 10 months old
steph19 wrote:
Dd is 9 months now. Doesn't crawl or walk. Doesn't even commando crawl or bum shuffle. Basically sits there. She'll move from sitting to tummy but then can't get up again to cries. She doesn't enjoy tummy time.
She doesn't try to talk to immitate me. She blows raspberries and will babble sometimes.
She bears weight on her legs but is wobbly and doesn't try to take steps.

I feel like she's really behind. Her cousin is only a couple of days difference. She claps, says mama and tries to copy other sounds, points, moves around better and bum shuffles. If you hold her she tries to take steps. She dances when music is on (bobs her head). She recognises when she's made you laugh.

I don't think dd is anywhere near that and everything I've read says she should be doing more of that.

What's everyones 9 mo up to?


He steph she sounds normal to me. My son never commando crawled at all and didn't crawl till 12.5 months. Didn't walk till 15.5 months. I also tended to compare him to his cousins although they were 5 and 6 months older. But I'd be like when xxx was 11 months she was walking my son is 11 months now and not even crawling!

But you know what they all develop at different rates. It really is as simple as that and its no indication of their intelligence either.Some may be ahead with some things but they may be slower in other things. My son is 3.5 years old now and yup he walks and runs and talks etc. It all evens out in the end so don't stress smile



I would also say very normal. DD didn't crawl till 10 months and then started walking at 14 months.



Mimsy she still is constantly grizzly and gets seperation anxiety. She clings onto my shirt now which people think is weird because she hates most ppl! She's getting better with my mum though.
I think she'd be happier if she crawled. She is just so introverted!

My daughter was about 8 or 9 months before she started to slide along the tiles on her belly. She didn't crawl until she was 1 and she didn't take first steps until 16 months and didn't really walk as a preference until 18 months. She started babbling about 9 months but we didn't get a first word until 1, and that was purely motivation led because another kid tried to take her sandwich at daycare and she firmly said "don't!" and then continued eating...

Now she is 2.5 and she is normal in every regard. She walks confidently, is well coordinated, jumps, plays etc. She never shuts up and I am often told what a fantastic talker she is.

As a mother you sometimes get that "feeling" that something is not quite right and there is never harm in mentioning it to your doctor or nurse. But it's also important to remember the spectrum of normal is huge and that your baby may be developing in other less obvious ways. I often worried about my daughter but in hindsight, she wasn't walking or talking but she was well ahead in hand eye coordination and fine motor skills for her age - so I now realize she had other things to focus on and that walking and talking were lower on her list of priorities.




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If you are noticing that she is quite different from other kids her age, in several areas, maybe you could just talk to a specialist and have them check it all out?
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