9 Month Old Children Cannot Sit Or Crawl Yet?
O doctor, I want to ask my child to walk 9 months now, but I can’t do it myself and my child hasn’t crawled yet, but he insisted on the doctor, is my child’s development normal? Thank you
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The stages of development in each child can be different, as well as the ability to sit and crawl. In general, babies will begin to learn to sit with help (sitting leaning) at the age of 6 months, and can begin to sit alone at the age of 8 months. However, there are also babies who can sit with help at the age of 4 months and only learn to sit alone at the age of 9 months. Meanwhile babies in general will begin to learn to crawl at the age of 7-10 months. Stages to learn to crawl usually starts from sucking first, only after the hands and feet are strong enough to lift the body, the baby will start crawling. Sometimes there are babies who pass the crawling stage and immediately learn to stand and walk.
Looking at your baby's age range, developing your baby is still normal. You also need to know that if your baby was born prematurely, the stages of development can also be slower than a child his age, so the age adjustment must be applied according to his premature age. The following are some things you can do to help your child's motor development:
Give tummy time more time for children. Prone position can help the development of the muscles of the upper body and is very important to do for infant motor development. Give the child a chance to learn, let the child play on the floor (which is covered by a soft carpet) or on a bed that is hard enough, and do not hold continuously. Don't worry too much if the child falls while learning to sit, just make sure that the fall environment is safe enough (soft enough and doesn't fall from a height) Give the child a chance to sit more leaning. You can lean your child in a sitting position with a pillow up, or can also let the child lean on your feet while you read the story If there are certain concerns related to child growth and development, you should take your child to the pediatrician for direct examination.
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