My babe is 3.5 months and that just seems waaaaaaaay off in the future for her, but there are women I know with babes apparently sitting up around 4 months... or even earlier? It doesn't seem to be a rare thing, either.
It just occurred to me, though-- do they mean they are propping their babies on the floor in a sitting position, and the baby is stable/not falling over/keeping his/her balance, and can sit like that indefinitely (or at least for a little while?) Is that what is generally meant by "sitting up?"
Because I had always assumed "sitting up" meant that the baby got into the sitting position him/herself from lying down (I guess from a side-lying position, pushing off on hands, whatever).
If it's the former (you "sit" them up and they stay there), then I'm sure my babe will be there by or before 6 months-- she can already semi-maintain a sitting position if I put her in one on the floor (she can right herself if she slumps forward, though not if she falls to the side). But if there are lots of 4 month olds actually getting INTO a sitting position by themselves, then color me intimidated!
I really did Google and search MDC for this, but it's so weird how little detail there is-- it's just assumed people know what's meant by sitting up.
But what does that mean to you? Sitting without falling or getting INTO a sit as well?
Edited by buko - 6/17/13 at 12:39pm