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I can't think of any risk in this normal behavior (yes, this qualifies as normal) in a normal baby (contrast this to children who engage in abnormal activity, e.g. head-banging, who are putting themselves at risk). If anything, your grandson is showing good strength in his legs, good balance (he's not falling over with movement), and good large-motor ...


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That's absolutely fine - in fact it helps him to develop. How can I help my child to stand? Your child can be held supported in a standing position from an early age This allows the child to experience the feeling of their body weight through their feet. They may bounce up and down. They do this to develop the strength in their ...


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If your daughter doesn't want to stay on her tummy then she's not going to, it's simple as that and there's not a thing you can do about it. Once babies learn to roll around it's up to them. All you can do is make it a safe environment with lots of good things to play with then let them get on with it. As for why she doesn't want to be on her tummy who ...


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No, there is no health risk. Your grandson is actually doing something healthy — building his leg muscles to be able to stand more easily, and to raise and lower himself in a more controlled, coordinated way. Sounds like he'll be walking in the next few months!


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There are seats you can get for babies to bounce in, which my daughter loved, but her orthopedic doctor said not to use for risk of hip problems. However, that was an external device for a child who already had a high enough risk of hip problems that she had an orthopedic doctor. My guess is the person who told you had heard similar advice, perhaps ...


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I used to work in a preschool, and kids learn to swing at different ages, though most typically at 4-5 years. You can demonstrate the two positions of their feet while stationary (since it makes you dizzy): "kick" means to kick both your feet forward and "back" means to kick both your feet back underneath you. As you push them in the swing, you tell them ...


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Definitely see your doctor if possible. At 8 years of age some of these seem to be a concern. There's not enough information to really know whats going on. It could be an allergy or allergies, an illness, a form of hyper-sensitivity, or simply his personality. Here is a group of documents curated by the US National Institutes for Health that will give you ...


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As someone else has said above, if it was painful for him to do this he would stop. I believe any movement they are making is only helping to strengthen their muscles so that there is less risk of joint problems when they are older. Stronger muscles will help to support joints. My daughter loved to bounce when she was younger (less than 1 year old), she ...


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We do some practice rolls with our 4 month-er. This is simply a matter of putting her on her back (or front) and rolling her over by pulling her arm and leg or pushing her bottom, while avoiding that she gets her arm tangled in the process. She still cannot roll, but she certainly tries to and she also uses her attempts to roll as a way of moving (very ...


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You'll want to have your child assessed by an Occupational Therapist. If you're located in the United States Public Law 94-142 (IDEA) ensures that your child has access to special education if he qualifies. Speak to your child's school about your concerns.


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As a follow-up, my child was eventually diagnosed with low muscle tone in her legs at 12 months. Her hypotonia causes her hips to be too flexible. So moving her legs requires extra effort compared to someone wtih low tone, and where most toddlers have wobbly ankles she has both wobbly ankles and wobbly hips. She also has a reluctance to engage her core, ...


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I helped both my kids practice rolling over. I'm sure they would have learned on their own anyway, but maybe it helped them do it a few days earlier. In any case, getting in the habit of spending some "teaching time" with the child early can only be a good thing. We showed them how to move their limbs. Also we modelled it by rolling around ourselves. ...



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