Still does not sit
My son is going to turn 6 months in just two days and he still does not sit. I’ve tried propping him up and all he does is slouch down purposely. He has a bouncer, but that doesn’t offer support for sitting, it’s more for lounging. He has a walker that he loves to be in. Every time that we put him in a sitting position he either leans and falls to the side, on his face or he pulls himself forward as if not wanting to be in a sitting position.
He definitely is not able to sit unsupported, and it even seems that with support his back isn’t strong enough. I don’t know what to do to help him out, because even me getting down and dirty on the tummy mat with him only amuses him for about 2 minutes before he starts to whine and cry. I have put him in his crib a few times and only to find him playing on his tummy after a while.
How can I help learn to sit so that he can continue developing correctly and move forward in his development?
*** Comment by Dalene ***
Denise, let's start off with the good news. If you go to the Baby Development Chart
you will see that by about 6 months roughly only 50% of all babies can sit unsupported for 30 seconds. So, continue with your stimulation activities, but don't stress and worry unnecessarily.
I've very recently added a section to help your baby sit up. Please see the article
"Tips & Techniques You Can Use Right Now To Help Baby Sit Up"
. Have a look. I'm confident that these ideas will help.
Lastly, the 2 minutes you spend with your baby on the floor really makes a difference. But don't try to make this time on the floor too long. Rather use several very short sessions. I found that the shorter sessions work much better... and less frustrating for the baby.