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Anyone else have a does-everything-early baby?

post #1 of 8
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So it's quarter after ten and I'm trying to put five month old jack to sleep. He's crawling up and down the length of the bed laughing, pulling up on the headboard and shuffling back and forth, pulling up on my head to chomp on my forehead (Im his favorite teether), doing log rolls, and using me as an energy drink (he'll crawl by to nurse, take a swig, and take off again). Right now he wants the phone, so he's standing next to me bouncing up and down, holding one of my hands and flailing around for the phone with his other hand. Now he's lost interest and cruised over to stand and chew on my knee. You get the picture.

He's five months old! His sister crawled at 6-7 months, started cruising at 8-9 and walked solo at 14 months. With my luck I'll have a 9 month old chasing the dog around in four months.

It seems like the early-to-move babies are more difficult in a way. On one hand he doesn't get frustrated when he can't move the way he wants to like my daughter did. On the other hand he's SO mobile and is way too little to take any direction or think anything through. We co-sleep and lately I wake up in the morning to find he's silently crawled off of me and is jumping up and down on his sister trying to get her to wake up and play. Or I'll set him down with a toy and in a second flat he'll be across the room pulling the dogs tail. I had been looking forward to these early months when they stay put!

Well, now he's chewing on my ear, so I'm going to call this rant a wrap. Can anyone empathize with my mobile baby woes?
post #2 of 8

LOL sounds fun, and crazy! I have a 3 month old and I wonder if she will be moving around early. She gets in moods where I can tell she wants to GO! She is standing (with good posture, for at least a minute at a time, over and over again) while holding onto just one of our hands, and at three months, I *think* that's pretty early... I'm curious, when did your son start standing like that?

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All of my kids have rolled early and crawled by 6.5 months (not quite as early as your guy) but don't walk till later (14 months like your DD).  My guy seems to be a bit more interested in walking earlier than the girls, he is cruising, trying to stand without touching anything and trying to stand up in the middle of the room, he is not quite 8 months.  He could walk earlier than my girls, or maybe wait till 14 months too.

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Three months as well. It started with little things, like around 4 or 6 weeks old he'd wake up crying at night because he'd be rolling over in his sleep and startling himself. Or the standing thing. He'd hold my hands and be able to slowly pull himself up and stand for a good stretch of time at 3 months. Then this past month 4.5-5.5 months he just went nuts. He's all over the place!

I spend half the day holding the back of his shirt while he struggles to crawl away, trying to prevent him from leaping off the couch. Yours may very well be the same way. Although for the sake of your sanity, I hope not smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

All of my kids have rolled early and crawled by 6.5 months (not quite as early as your guy) but don't walk till later (14 months like your DD).  My guy seems to be a bit more interested in walking earlier than the girls, he is cruising, trying to stand without touching anything and trying to stand up in the middle of the room, he is not quite 8 months.  He could walk earlier than my girls, or maybe wait till 14 months too.

It's so hard to tell with walking, isn't it? My daughter did nothing but zip around crawling from dawn till dusk from the second she started at 6 months, and I was positive she'd be an early walker. But by the time her first birthday rolls around I realized she had become so adept at crawling and so comfortable with it that it was impossible to comvince her to give walking a try.

Now at 3 years old I'm starting to second guess why I was so keen on teaching her to walk after all!
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It's so hard to tell with walking, isn't it? My daughter did nothing but zip around crawling from dawn till dusk from the second she started at 6 months, and I was positive she'd be an early walker. But by the time her first birthday rolls around I realized she had become so adept at crawling and so comfortable with it that it was impossible to comvince her to give walking a try.

Now at 3 years old I'm starting to second guess why I was so keen on teaching her to walk after all!

it is hard to tell with walking! my ds was standing at 7 months---independently in the middle of the room. i was scared he'd be walking soon- but he ended up switching over completely the week after his 1st birthday. they have their own timetable and we're just along for the ride! :) enjoy the mover and shaker!

post #7 of 8
My now 2 year old son walked at 7.5 months- it was crazy but awesome, and so much fun! I agree that early movers do present some unique safety challenges. We still have to watch him extra carefully and frequently save him from himself. He's a daredevil.

Your little guy sounds like a ton of fun. Love the mommy-as-teether part smile.gif
post #8 of 8

I was an everything early baby- walking unaided at 6 months. My little guy is an everything early and you know what... I think I'd rather wait for a little longer! My god, they grow fast enough.

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