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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have a 13 month old daughter who has been sitting perfectly since approximately 6 months, but she refuses to crawl, walk, or even stand either at furniture or with my support. She recently had her 1 year review with the health visitor who has advised me that this is nothing to worry about as long as she is developing appropriately in other ways (i.e., ...


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Push walkers acctually delay walking. The child is not balancing on their own and instead of spening time crawling, which helps develope balance in a natural way, they are soending time relying on a push toy, wagon, or walker. The best way to encourage walking is to give your child lots of tummy time. Do not help them sit up, let them figure it out when they ...


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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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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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So now I can answer for my daughter who is 14 months old and can walk a few steps before losing balance. What we did for her to encourage her was to buy her a baby stroller with a baby dolly. As early as 7 months I would say, she could stand by holding onto that without danger of falling (because this stroller does not roll as a real stroller) and push ...


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I read from Parenting.com's Learning to Walk - http://www.parenting.com/article/learning-to-walk article that the range for baby's to start walking can be around 9 to 18 months. Some babies can already start walking when they reach their first birthday but there are some babies who takes some time before they can walk. Interestingly there are even some ...


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My son went from crawling to standing and walking later, that is like 15 months. What did it for him was playing around other kids of a similar age who had learned to walk. Apparently he wanted to walk so that he could play with his little playgroup. We tried holding his hands while standing and walking, we tried having him hold the edge of objects such ...


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Both of our daughters have loved their Jolly Jumper. It's very fun for them to bounce up and down, and they get used to being upright and using their legs from a very early age. I don't know about the size of your daughter and if it is still appropriate for her (my first stopped at a little over a year) but it might be worth consideration.



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