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Not bearing weight on legs

Anonymous

Hi everyone, I am really worried about my 9 month old. He will be 10 months next week and he is not bearing weight on legs nor stands. I know his legs have strength because he kicks and moves his legs all the time but when I try to make him stand he just lifts them up. He is also not sitting unsupported. At his 9 month check up his pediatrician said she wants to have him evaluated and I’m really worried it could be something worse. I’m hoping that he is just being lazy and doesn’t want to stand or sit alone just yet. Forgot to mention he had torticolis (when babies favor one side of head) but he did go to physical therapy for it and it is practically gone. I’m hoping the torticolis has something to do with his standing and sitting issues. Please let me know if any of you have dealt with something similar. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 25

    Hello, My daughter was diagnosed with low muscle tone. We had her evaluated after she wasn’t walking by her 15 month check-up. I’m happy to say that after just one month of therapy, she is walking! We’re still working on getting her able to get to a standing position on her own. But, she’s made great progress. We were told by a lot of people she was just “lazy”, that definitely wasn’t the case. Good luck with everything! Early intervention is key, so it’s definitely good to have him evaluated while he’s still so young.

  • Sara
    Mar 25

    Is he crawling? That's more important at this stage than standing. Regardless, it doesn't hurt to get him evaluated! The earlier you catch any potential issues and get him the help he needs, the better.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 25

    He is not crawling yet either. I do feel better about getting him evaluated now. Thank you for the replies ❤️

  • Christa
    Mar 25

    You might consider getting like a baby jumper one that hangs in the door way, and then baby can learn to use his legs that way, and have some sort of independence. As far as the sitting by himself goes, just lots of practice, and as many opportunities as possible to build that core! But if he’s not sitting on his own, walking isn’t going to come first. What helped our kiddo was using the bouncer- which supported him, and he learned to use his legs, and build muscles in his core. I don’t if that helps.