I though it was just a phase, but it's been two or three weeks already and doesn't stop. My 9 month old has an imperative to sit. She absolutely has to sit. When put to bed, even if extremely sleepy, she will try to roll to her belly and push herself up to sit. When laid down again, she will sit again. The process will repeat until she is tired and sleepy enough to fall asleep when on her belly, still half trying to sit, but failing to.
Sometimes at night she wakes. And then she sits. After a few seconds she either starts complaining or falls asleep again. If she falls asleep - she is in some really weirdly bent positions (she once fell asleep with her head between her legs - she was sitting then she just laid her torso and head). I am fairly certain I once found her sleeping while sitting.
She also hardly lays when awake. She only does it when we give her something to eat, and we do it only to make her lay for a while.
Advice I could use is:
- did your children behave the same way?
- can we somehow encourage more laying on her back or belly time?
- how to effectively lay her down to bed?
- is so much sitting (95% of awake time, 10-11h per day) safe for her spine?