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Q&A: One Year Old Not Bearing Weight & Not Standing

Tamara Guo Child Development

My daughter is 13 1/2 months old. She was born full term. She is not bearing any weight on her feet. When we try to make her stand, she bends her knees. She never crawled, never moved. Her mind is sharp, and our family physician says everything with her is fine. I am extremely worried if everything is fine, how …

Tamara GuoQ&A: One Year Old Not Bearing Weight & Not Standing

Q&A: 5 Month Old Not Grabbing Toys & Not Bearing Weight on Legs

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My son is 5 months. I’m not concerned about his social interaction at all. He is a happy, “talkative,” and smiling baby. However, there are two things I’m concerned with regarding his motor skills. 1. Reaching for toys. Ethan met the guidelines for batting at toys but just now started to reach for them. When he does reach for them, …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 5 Month Old Not Grabbing Toys & Not Bearing Weight on Legs

Q&A: How Much Weight Should a 5 Month Old Bear on Her Legs?

Tamara Guo Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My daughter is 5.5 months old. She was 5 weeks premature. My concern is how much weight she should be bearing on her legs. Recently if you hold her up she will take just a little weight; her knees will then buckle if you continue to hold her up and she will push down to straighten her legs but she …

Tamara GuoQ&A: How Much Weight Should a 5 Month Old Bear on Her Legs?

Q&A: How to Encourage Baby to Bear Weight on Arms

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My daughter is a little over 4 months of age and can hold her head up and stays on her elbows while on her stomach. How do I encourage her to bear more weight on her arms? She just does not seem interested in going any higher than that. Is it too early to expect her to be doing this? …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: How to Encourage Baby to Bear Weight on Arms

Q&A: 5 Month Old Won’t Put Weight on Arms

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

I have a few concerns about my 5 1/2-month-old daughter. She has strong neck control and holds her head very steady. However, when on her stomach, she won’t push up hardly at all. She lifts her head, but never uses her arms to push up. She also really doesn’t try to roll at all. If you leave her on her …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 5 Month Old Won’t Put Weight on Arms

Q&A: 7 Month Old Not Putting Weight on Legs

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My son is seven months old. He rolls over, can lift his head and seems to have pretty good control. He cannot sit by himself, but can sit supported. I am concerned because when I am holding him he won’t put any weight down on his feet on my legs. I see other children younger than him bouncing up and …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 7 Month Old Not Putting Weight on Legs
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Children’s Orthotics for Flat Feet

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Special Needs Diagnoses

As a physical therapist, I receive questions surrounding orthotics quite frequently.  Parents and caregivers may have heard from other parents about his or her child wearing orthotics for “flat feet.”  Some physicians might recommend orthotics, while others believe the child will “grow out of it.” Consider the following questions and discuss them with your physical therapist prior to pursuing any …

Day2DayParentingChildren’s Orthotics for Flat Feet

Q&A: Preemie Doesn’t Like Tummy Time

Tamara Guo Child Development, Child Routines, Newborns 0 - 3 Months, Tummy Time

I have a 6.5 month old (she was 5 weeks early). She didn’t start lifting during tummy time until 2.5-3 months and she struggles to push herself up into supporting herself on her hands (crawling position) unless I push her up and then she can hold it for a few seconds, she had absolutely no interest in bearing weight until …

Tamara GuoQ&A: Preemie Doesn’t Like Tummy Time

Q&A: 11 Month Old Not Crawling, Pulling Up or Standing

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My son just turned 11 months old. He is not crawling, pulling up, or standing. He does roll around the floor, and tries to “bounce” himself when on his stomach; and just recently, he does seem to be more interested in trying to pull himself up by latching his arms around my arm or body. He does not seem to …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 11 Month Old Not Crawling, Pulling Up or Standing