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Put some toys on a sofa and maybe she will try to reach them from the floor, encouraging her to pull herself up. Or try to teach her to get off sofa or bed feet first. Having said that, I wouldn't worry about her not trying to stand up yet. Every kid has their own pace.


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Both my sons loved "standing" at an incredibly early age. My mother-in-law was horrified and assured us this would cause a bow-legged stance. Our pediatrician confirmed that leg or hip deformation is caused by nutritional deficiencies (vitamin D) or congenital defects, rather than too much weight on developing bones. (So the solution was to not let the boys ...


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I had the exact same issue with my son. I Googled and found that pediatricians do not consider it problematic to let the baby hold up its own weight if it can, much to the delight of my little one. And to the horror of all other family members who come from countries where it's almost considered child abuse :)


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While a 13 month old may not be ready to stand or walk, they should be sitting and crawling. Crawling provides weight bearing through the upper legs and hips. Not crawling sometimes leads to later difficulties with sensory issues and some research has also shown later difficulty with reading/writing/visual convergence. There are several possible reasons ...


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She is perhaps just not ready to stand yet. children develop at different rates, for instance I did not walk until I was 18 months old. It takes longer in some children for the neural structures which control balance and coordination to develop. I presume she is sitting and crawling? If so, it is probably just a matter of time and waiting for development ...


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1) As far as taking longer to get to sleep and getting frustrated from not being able to get down, I'd suggest less interference. She will learn to get down soon, but if you always get there to set her down, she might start doing this just to grab your attention. 2) Please be aware that bumpers might possibly make things worse, as she might learn to use ...


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I gather from the question that there is no risk of serious injury. This is a situation where you need to let her figure it out herself. Kids fall all the time. If she falls, she falls. A little knock on the noggin isn't going to do any serious damage. After a few falls, she will either stop doing what causes her to fall, or do it better so that she ...


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You might want to try a push-along walking toy or an activity table. Standing to play with water or sand will encourage her. Avoid any sit-in-walkers because there have been problems with them. Young children are at risk of achilles tendon damage; all children are at greater risk of accidents. ...


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Around 5 months, I took all of my little one's toys and put them on a low-height-couch (I took off the cushions). Then I'd sit with her in front of the couch, and help her stand up. She'd lose balance and fall down (no worries, I was right behind her, and caught her) but then she'd want to get up. She'd try and push herself up (from my lap) or look for my ...


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Mine doesn't like tummy time either. I've had the most success getting her to pull herself up by having her grab my fingers as I pull her up. I do this every chance I get, and it seems to be working on her subconscious, that is she will sit up and stand up on her own more often. I started out kind of holding her wrists as I did pulled her up when were ...


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Don't rush it. She'll stand when she wants to, unless you've some reason to think that there are physiological reasons, just let her be. We have a cot/crib with bars on and ours love standing on the floor and trying to get to toys on their bedding, they can see inside and there are bars to hold on to. But I don't think that there's any particular reason ...


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Work their muscles! Before my niece was standing, after diaper changes while she was on her back, we'd hold her hands and have her do some work in pulling herself up. Of course we would help her but allowing her to try first helped develop her core muscles. We had her stand on our lap once we noticed she liked standing and straightening/tensing her legs. ...



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