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Old 06-29-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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Do you find that your child is developmentaly delayed because you wear your child so much? I wear/hold my DD anywnere between 50 - 75% of the day because its the only way she will sleep. Well shes 3.5 months old and hasnt rolled over is this normal or do I wear her too much

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Old 06-29-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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i wore/carried/held molly a fair amoutn when she was little but i'm sure it was as much as even 50% of the time, and she didn't really start rolling over a lot until almost 5 months (there'd been a roll here and there, but not consistently). anyway, she crawled at 7.5-8 months and walked at 11 months and doesn't seem to be developmentally delayed.

i don't know that you can really carry them too much - esp. if you carry them upright enough so that they can develop some neck control. and you can also do little exercises with them/playing on the floor/tummy time/etc. to make sure you're giving her chances to buid her muscles.
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:02 PM   #3
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We also have a 3.5 month old(born 3-15)and she hasn't rolled over yet either. I was starting to worry and then I read that most babies don't start rolling until they are 4 months.
In some cultures babies aren't put down at all for their first 6 months and develop normally

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My baby doesn't roll over... maybe once or twice, but I think it was a bit hilly :/ She's just over 5 months....She was early 4 weeks, but I think the rest of her dvmt is fine. She stands w/ our balance and is smiley and interactive... But she isn't on the floor a lot....
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I did'nt wear my DS till he was older then 6 months but he did not roll over till almost 6 months. don't worry lots of other babies have been worn and are doing just fine!
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I think children develope at their own pace regardless.
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:13 AM   #7
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You and baby are fine. Keep wearing your kiddo. DS just really started rolling over on a regular basis starting yesterday and he just turned 5 months old. He started rolling over at 3 months, but only did it twice and refused to do it anymore until yesterday and now he love to do it all day long. BTW, I wear DS all the time. In fact, I just walked him to sleep in the sling tonight.

Like the PP said, babies develop at different rates.
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Babies do things when they're ready I used to be the joke around here that when I had a baby no on got to see it until it walked, because I ALWAYS carry my babies. I think Jude I literally took out of the sling one day and he started walking lol...he was not even 10 months old, so I don't think the sling had any delay on his development. All my kids have developed on a perfectly normal course for them, and they all got EXTREMELY limited time on the gorund. There are several cultures that tie the baby to the mother when it is born, and then mothers don't untie them for at least six monhts, and there is one culture (forget, ! Kung maybe) that is a full year). You're doing a great job, mama!
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Do you find that your child is developmentaly delayed because you wear your child so much? I wear/hold my DD anywnere between 50 - 75% of the day because its the only way she will sleep. Well shes 3.5 months old and hasnt rolled over is this normal or do I wear her too much
DS did not roll over till almost 6.5 months but once he did he quickly figured out he could sit up (hated being on his stomach - first roll was back to tummy) then shortly after that tohis knees to move backwards before getting going crawling forward which led QUICKLY into pulling himself up. By 9.5 months he took his first steps not holding furniture!!
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I did'nt wear my DS till he was older then 6 months but he did not roll over till almost 6 months. don't worry lots of other babies have been worn and are doing just fine!
Both of my kids didn't roll over til 6 mo. and I didn't wear DD but did/do DS. It's just their pace of development IMO.
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