My father never crawled, and a HS friend of mine never crawled weither, they just started walking. I wouldn't worry too much. My nephew is 5 months and screams when put on his belly, wont even try to go for a toy. You can always ask your doctor is you are really concerned.View Thread
I have an 8-month-old son and my husband and I want to start weening him off his bottles, so that he is bottle-free by 12 months. What can I supplement at 9am 2pm, when he would normally be getting a bottle? I don't want to put formula in a sippy cup b/c I worry about him getting confused as to what time of day it is. My hope is to have him down to one bottle before bed by the time he is 10 months. Any suggestions?View Thread
My husband and I are trying for number 2. My son sleeps through the night, and has 3 bottles during the day, sippy cups 3 times a day with his solids. He doesnt seem to like formula from his sippy cup, so its just water. But if I trade his bottles for a cup, then he wont be getting all the vitamins and stuff htat he gets from the formulaView Thread
My son gets oatmeal and fruit when he wakes up, then formula, then mashed potatoes and a veggie at lunch, then a bottle, more solids for dinner, and a bottle for bed. He eats in 2.5-3 hour increments.View Thread
Babies are resilient. I thought my husband played too rough. But my son loved it. Now he loves being wrestled with and thrown REALLY high in the air. Just watch your child's face as you play, that will tell you if they're ok with what you are doing.View Thread
Every child is very different. My son is 8 months. My son was rolling over at 3 weeks, eating rice cereal at 5 weeks, first teeth at 4 months, crawling at 6 months, sitting on his own at 4 months, and he has been pulling himself up and walking around holding onto the furniture for a few weeks now. His cousin is 1 week younger. Not crawling, 2 teeth, no solid foods that I am aware of. They do things when they are ready. My daughter didn't walk until she was 18months almost, and my 8 month old is trying to walk now. You can't guess when these things are going to happen, and you can't make them happen. Just be patient.View Thread
My son does the same thing when I get home. I only work weekends, so we are together all day 5 days a week. When I come home he immediatley starts fussing until I pick him up. I hhave found that if I talk to him while I am doing other things, it calms him down. He loves playing peek-a-boo. So if I have to go into the laundry room or the kitchen, I play peek-a-boo with him while I do my stuff, and he stays calm. If he doesn't stop fussing after a while, I will sit on the floor and play for a few minutes, trying to get his attention diverted to a toy, and then try to leave and do my stuff. It is hard, but if you stay consistent trying the same routine every night, it will get easier.View Thread
I had my son on watery rice cereal at 5 weeks because he hate so much formula. Now he eats carrots, peas, pasta, bananas, apples, pears...as long as they are cooked down and a little mushy. My son had his first two teeth at 4 months. He has been eating solids for about that long as well. Don't be worried about it, just make sure the pieces aren't round...that is the biggest choking hazard. They should be pea size to start. As he gets better at eating them, you can make the pieces bigger. But stay away from round pieces until he has most of his teeth. My son eats bites almost as big as the ones my 6-year-old takes now. It can be nerve racking. But just go slow.View Thread
My son is 8-months and loves playing peek-a-boo. He will crawl around a corner, and when you ask where he is, he crawls into sight. When you say peek-a-boo, he smiles and giggles. He also does it with little blankets over his head. My son doesn't clap either. He waves sometimes, but not very often. He usually just smiles or giggles.View Thread
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