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FrancisCostello
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OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development

My little girl is going on 11 months now. Her mother and I are pretty concerned as she has not started to pull up onto objects the way she should nor has she learned to crawl. If we lay her on her back she will just cry and cry without rolling over. If we assist her a little and lift her back some she can do it but by herself it doesn't happen.

Obviously I'm a little concerned. It's always a little more difficult when it's your own child. She's everything to me and I'm just praying she's developing alright!

We have been laying her down on her stomach for "tummy time" and she's had ample time on her back as well to learn to sit up. We've been doing some PT exercises with her as prescribed by the doctor and are about to have some PT professionals come to the house to do them with her as well.

Any thoughts on this? Anyone with a similar situation in life? We are hoping and praying she's just a late bloomer but are nervous it may be something more serious.

Thank you for your responses :)

in b4: pics, etc.


ksayetiger
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
call early steps tomorrow. it takes a while to get the ball rolling and its worth every single day.

just speaking from experience, if there is an issue- therapy therapy therapy

if you want I can elaborate more offline


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CorkSoaker
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
I have two kids (4 and 1) and all I know is I can totally understand your concern. I worry about everything with them (as I should). It's not uncommon that she cries when put on her back-- that's totally normal I wouldn't be as concerned with that one.

I guess just keep trying the exercises your pediatrician and pt are giving you and for goodness sake stay off the google and baby message boards. It will drive you and your wife crazy reading what those crazies say.

Prayers sent, but it sounds like your baby is just fine and just developing with these specific actions a little later than some.

Stay strong for your baby and wife and think positive.


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Salmon
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
damn man...at 11 months I would think she should be pulling up at least

definitely see the PT professionals


IonaTiger
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
Talk to you daughter's pediatrician. Good luck and God Bless.


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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
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Any thoughts on this? Anyone with a similar situation in life? We are hoping and praying she's just a late bloomer but are nervous it may be something more serious.


She your first? Lots of grandparent time? May not have to anything for herself. Is she meeting all other cognitive milestones? Smiling, laughing, babbling, etc?



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lsunurse
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
Continue working with your pediatrician and PT.

She have any other medical history? Was she premature?


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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
Early steps is a great program


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siliconvalleytiger
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
Definitely get her checked out but don't panic. Kids develop at their own rate and it has no correlation with how successful they will be in life.


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sleepytime
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
It's not uncommon for first children to be late walkers or crawlers. The parents have much more time to spend with a first child so the tend to pack them around all he time and the baby knows that if it wimpers a little, the parents will be right there to pick him/her up. My first was late like yours, my third was walking, unassisted, at 6 months.


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Darla Hood
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
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Talk to you daughter's pediatrician.

Yes. Start with the pediatrician.


Scruffy
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
Having the first kid as a late bloomer is not uncommon, especially considering the amount of time parents handle the child rather than let her do things on her own.

Just continue to work with her. Keep giving her tummy time and sitting her up.

Is she babbling, cooing, smiling, responsive to you and your wife, etc.?

If anything, I think your best bet is to go and speak to your pediatrician and let him/her assess the kid.


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geauxlsu09
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
Talk to her pediatrician and see about early steps. I did a clinical rotation with it. Very helpful to assist children who are having a little delay in reaching developmental milestones.


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ksayetiger
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
is she at a normal weight? google a weight chart and see, check head circumference, height- as said talk to ped dr about it.

early steps is one of the few government programs I fully believe in, they can help even with tiny problems



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drizztiger
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
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My little girl is going on 11 months now.
That's at least 4 doctor visits. What did they say?


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FrancisCostello
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
She is cognitively on track -- maybe ahead! This little booger smiles and coos and says da da and ma ma and she can take her little hair brush and brush her hair when we give it to her. It's precious. :)

Love my girl. Just want her to be alright! We are setting up time for the PT pros to come over this week.

and to clarify about the 'pulling up.' If she is sitting down she can't pull herself up or use furniture or anything else as things to lean on, etc. If i hold out my hands and give her my fingers and give her a slight pull up she can stand no problem. Standing really isn't an issue at all for her if I'm holding her up. Her legs seem very strong! She loves to scoot around in her little walker.


CorkSoaker
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
Sounds like everything is going to be just fine.


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ksayetiger
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
sounds like shes fine- youre just being a good dad worrying about every little thing

still, talk to dr


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drizztiger
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
You're over-thinking if the doctors don't have an issue.

I had one kid walking around at 10 mos and another that didn't walk until 15 mos. They are 16 and 12 years old now, healthy, intelligent, etc.

Unless your doctor has noticed something abnormal, just be the dad you are. Kids develop on their own time-table.
This post was edited on 6/15 at 10:22 pm


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Magicmikeforlsu
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re: OT Dads / Moms / Docs / Nurses, Question about Child Development
Like has already been stated, all kids develop at a different pace. She is likely gonna be just fine, especially if cognitively she is meeting all of her goals. I definitely understand your concern though. Good luck


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