My first son (who is almost 3) did not crawl until he was 11 months old and didn't walk until 14 months old. Every child is different. You can't force them to do anything you just have to let them do it on their own. She will get it eventually. I wouldn't worry about it. Pretty soon she won't want you to hold her at all and she will be on the constant move!View Thread
My DS is almost 9 months. He gets formula in his sippy cup with breakfast (oatmeal) and then the rest of the day I give him water in his sippy cup. He still gets a bottle of formula before bed and occasionally at nap time (mainly on the weekends when he is home for nap time). I don't think it will confuse your LO if you put formula in his sippy cup. I did it with my first son and he had no problem transitioning away from the bottle. HTH.View Thread
Saturday was the first time my 8 month old really crawled! He has been doing the army type crawl for a couple of weeks now and has been getting up on his knees and hands but always fell down. This time he actually crawled with his knees and hands! I was so excited for him! My first son didn't start crawling until he was 11 months old!View Thread
Again, it's different for every baby but we stopped using a bottle with our first son right around the time he turned one and we switched to whole milk. He had been using a sippy cup for awhile and we had no problems about not using the bottle anymore. I think I might have trouble with DS2 though because I am having a hard time getting him to drink from a sippy cup. I think it is because he is so lazy! lol. We bought a new kind of sippy cup to try. Hopefully it works!View Thread
My son is 8 months and he wont hold his own bottle. It's not because he can't it's because he is lazy! I have watched him hold it on his own before but if I am feeding him he wont hold it! He is a little stinker! Lol. I would think you could still try giving him a sippy. You don't want to wait too long to do it or otherwise you might have a hard time getting him to give up the bottle.View Thread
It is very scary as a mom to start giving your baby solid foods. But they can eat better than you would think. I have been giving DS2 a few things here and there (he's 8 months today!) but I haven't tried cheerios yet. I have let him take a bite off of a banana and he had no problem with it. He loved it. I try to give him little teeny tiny bites of whatever we are having for dinner. As long as you are sitting right next to him I think it's okay to start giving him real food. If he does start to choke a little bit then you will be right there to help him out.
You should also be trying to give him a sippy cup. I found one that has 2 handles on the side and it came with 2 different nipples. One like a bottle and the other like a sippy cup one. If you don't get them used to the sippy cup early then you will have a terrible time getting them to give up the bottle! HTH!View Thread
My son just turned 7 months and he isn't sitting up or crawling yet. He does pull up on his arms farely well, but he doesn't know to pick his knees up yet. My first son didn't start crawling til he was 11 months old and walked at 14 months! I think every child is different and you can't really compare them. I do think my 7 month old will be crawling soon though. He's almost got it View Thread