I have some questions, more out of curiosity than comparing.
Ok .Amelia will be 5 months on the 4rth! She can sit for 15, 20 seconds at the most, thats if she sits a little bent over playing with a toy. If she leans back she topples over.
My questions are....
*How long do you guys think it will be before she can sit unsupported?
*At what month was you child/ren sitting up insupported?
*& Do I need to keep helping her or will she do it on her own or what?
Amelia is showing signs of crawling, atleast I think she is. When she lies on her tummy, she balances on her tummy and kicks her legs and arms like shes trying to get her toy I set in front of her.
*Is this what they do before they learn to crawl?
*what made you think that your little one will be crawling soon?
*And how old was he/she?
I don't really remember when .Alyvia started sitting up (isn't that awful?), but I do know that we put her in her bumbo a lot. I don't know if that helped her to learn or what, but it didn't take her too terribly long to master it. Her biggest problem was that she loved to "stand" (supported) in laps, so anytime her feet were touching a surface she would instinctively straighten her legs. So when we were trying to help her sit, she would tighten her whole body and her head kept flying straight backwards towards the ground.
But from the sound of it, .Amelia's getting close! In a week or two she'll probably have it down. Babies are super clever, and once they figure something out they're good to go. You'll have to take some pictures for us!
One thing I would do is try to keep a pillow behind her just in case she falls backward so she doesn't bump her head. Other than that, just try practicing with her every day sitting her up and handing her a toy or something.
Alyvia was sitting long before she was crawling, but she did the same thing on her tummy that .Amelia's doing. Eventually she started working her way across the floor towards her toys, and did this half-crawl half-drag thing for weeks before she discovered that she has knees and feet. I want to say she started that around 8 months, but my memory is horrible so don't quote me on that.
Amelia does the exact same thing with her legs! She wants us to stand her up alot. She came out standing up! lol Seriously they couldnt get her to lay down under the heat light to wash her lol. The nurse was screaming 'Look look' lol I have pics of it too! Oh i think i got of the subject a little lol. Anyways I sit her in her bumbo alot, but within a few minutes she gets bored and tries to get out. It looks like its going to flip backwards with her so I just get her out an lay her down. Then she looks like a bananna trying to get up lol.