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My two month old son is super active. He is constantly moving, kicking, wiggling and is already straining to sit up when put in his stroller. He LOVES a game my DH and I play when he grabs our thumbs and pushes up on his feet to stand. He laughs and screams. His legs are very rarely just hanging there. He is always flexing his muscles and straightening them to stand. My grandmother saw me letting his stand on my stomach the other day and told me he is too young and his bones too soft for this. Is this true, or is this old school grandma thought?

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That's a pretty old fashioned thought. It's fine and good exercise. My baby started doing it at 2 months too, and she's getting really strong!
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My now 5 month old LOVES to stand! We don't do it with her for very long, or all day, but she loves it! Different perspective on the world, new body sensations, it's all good.
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Your grandmother is perpetuating an old wives' tale.

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My two month old son is super active. He is constantly moving, kicking, wiggling and is already straining to sit up when put in his stroller. He LOVES a game my DH and I play when he grabs our thumbs and pushes up on his feet to stand. He laughs and screams. His legs are very rarely just hanging there. He is always flexing his muscles and straightening them to stand. My grandmother saw me letting his stand on my stomach the other day and told me he is too young and his bones too soft for this. Is this true, or is this old school grandma thought?
No, that is not true. DD loved doing that, as well. It is great exercise for babes and helps to strengthen their little bodis. They have a ton of fun. Plus, it is soooo darn cute!

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Yup, old wives' tale. My son loves it too!

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Its totally fine for baby to stand in your arms, but she's too young to be put in one of those exersaucers or other toys that put babies on their feet- maybe your grandmother had heard a warning about those and that's what made her comment.

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I sure hope its an old wives tale!! my son did this the first time at 8 DAYS old!
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DS started standing like that at 6 weeks. He is now 9 months old and not bow-legged in the least. He's probably about a week away from walking (he can take a few steps on his own, and walks holding onto my finger)

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I'm so glad to hear it's okay because my 8 week old loves to do this too!
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My DS started around that age too. He would INSIST on standing and jumping. We got him a jumper pretty early because he is HEAVY and we can't hold him to jump that much. Now he is nearly 7 mo, crawling, active, sitting alone since 5 mo - he's fine. More than fine.

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I sure hope its an old wives tale!! my son did this the first time at 8 DAYS old!
My 12 day old has some Incredible Hulk leg and neck strength too..lol He likes to "stand" on my lap and I gently bounce and sing to him. His legs are chubby and very thick, so I'm sure that has something to do with the strength.

I figure if they are using their muscles, and they are being held and supported to make sure they don't get hurt, it will only strengthen them further.
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My daughters been doing it since 2 months old. She loves to stand!

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I had someone tell me not to let my baby do that, also. As others have said, it's fine! She is now 14 months and doing fine in the standing and walking department and has perfect legs!!!!!

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A woman kinda freaked out on me for doing this too and I didn't understand why she was acting the way she was!

They are fine as long as they are holding theselves up and not being planted like that in a certain way like being propped up, kwim?

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Old wives tale - unless you are putting him in some device that keeps him standing on his legs for long periods of time (some people do! lol) - his legs will be fine with what you are doing! My DS had very strong legs from birth and also loved to stand on them so he was often standing on my lap whilst I held him and would happily kick his legs and shake about! lol

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agreeing with all PPs. It is A-Okay! My DS did it too. and at around 3-4 months we did get him an exersaucer and the papers tell you that they should be on tip toes not flat feet in them. But pulling up and standing on Mamas is fine...

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