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Oh mamas help! My Babe will NOT sit, lay on her soft cloth mat, be held,sit in a bouncy or be on her tummy....ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS STAND!!!! We are going crazy, she squirms and squeels until you let her stand....Fine with us for a little while but she won't let you do anything but let her stand!!!!!<br><br>
Anyone else ever dealt with this? DD will be 6 mo. tomorrow, if you try to sit her she stiffens up like a board and tries to bend backwards...holy mother help!<br><br>
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hello avena,<br>
Can she sit? she just won't? Did she go on her tummy before? As long as she can do the things you said she won't do imo she is just going through a stage. They like to stand they can see a whole new level of the world. I am sure it will pass. As long as she CAN sit, lie etc I wouldn't be too worried and it will pass. My daughter did something similar when she learned to sit. She didn't want tummy time or to me held but wan't to be indepent in the sitting position...it wore off after a week or so. HTH
 

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My daughter refused to sit until she was 6 1/2 months, because then she could sit on her own. From 4 weeks on all she wanted to do was stand. Laying down illicited nothing but screams. It will pass <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi mamas,<br>
Thanks. Yes she CAN sit and lay on her tummy but refuses! I have no problem with her wanting to stand and we let her but its ALL she wants. A I'm writing this she's in her moses basket with me in our office and she is sqealing,once I pick her up and let her stand she's fine...And it goes on she's sqealing and squirming ALL the time (unless she is sleeping) until she is standing...OH I HOPE IT PASSES SOON ! I can't get any work done! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goorganic.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="go organic">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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i know how you feel!! My sympathies. It's exhausting for us! Ds is 7 months and loves loves loves to stand, but I'd say in the last few days it has gotten better and he's again interested in trying to crawl, etc. I think it will pass. In the meantime, what about an exersaucer? I was totally against them, but someone gave us one for free, and ds loves it! He gets to stand and it keeps him entertained so I can catch a breather--which it sounds like you need. If you don't want to pay full price for one, they often have them at kid/baby resale shops in good condition.<br>
By the way, ds does the exact same stiffening like a board move--I didn't know things like that came so early...I picture 2 year olds doing things like that!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/upsidedown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="upsidedown">
 

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I second the exersaucer idea. My baby loves it and I get to eat or cook with both hands. I just keep it in the kitchen. Also, I have the jumperoo jumper. That he truly loves! Saliva flies everywhere!<br>
My babe is 6 months. Untill he learned to sit, he just wanted to stand too.
 

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Reese went through a stage where all she wanted to do was stand and walk, but couldn't really do either on her own very well. We just did a lot of standing and walking around the house, and it passed as soon as she discovered she could walk along the couch. She still prefers to stand, so I line toys up on the couch and she stands and plays and walks and plays.<br><br>
If you do decide on an exersaucer, find a used one. I unfortunately bought a new one and we used it for about two months...totally not worth the cash I paid for it!<br><br>
Sheri<br>
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oh thank you mamas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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i third using an exersaucer! DS loves loves loves to stand, and we put him in the exersaucer at like 1.5 months with some blankets under him to support his feet because he loved standing so much! he still loves it, but now that he's rolling and working on scooting, he's probably just as content to be on the floor. your babe will probably grow out of it when she can do other things, or she might just stand early! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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it's interesting how well young, non-verbal children will communicate their needs... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i know how you feel!! My sympathies. It's exhausting for us! Ds is 7 months and loves loves loves to stand, but I'd say in the last few days it has gotten better and he's again interested in trying to crawl, etc. I think it will pass. In the meantime, what about an exersaucer? I was totally against them, but someone gave us one for free, and ds loves it! He gets to stand and it keeps him entertained so I can catch a breather--which it sounds like you need.</div>
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I second this. My ds loves to stand, and has since he was just weeks old it seems. We put off getting an exersaucer but then borrowed one from a friend to try. He loves it and, I think, learned a lot of arm/hand mobility stuff using the toys attached that he probably wouldn't have learned had we just kept holding him for hours (no worries, we hold him ALOT and don't use it as a babysitter).<br><br>
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Yes, DD was an early stander and still <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">s her Jumperoo at almost 10 months. I highly recommend one for sanity's sake!
 

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yep ds is the same way- it was worse when he was around 5 months old- the exersaucer definately helped- he would play in it for about 15-20 minutes at a time and I could get some work done then.
 

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Wow, glad to hear I'm not the only mama with a babe who won't do anything else!<br><br>
She is now freaking out in her car seat because she has to sit! She cried and kicked in it the whole time-once I got her out and she could stand she was fine! Any advice for this?<br><br>
exersaucer or jumperoo here we come!<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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Ds does that, too, a bit. When I try to put him in, he stands in his car seat--sometimes he gets upset when I sit him down, but if I distract him he usually forgets about it for a bit. He loves when I sing to him in the car; especially if someone else is driving and I'm in the back and can do the hand motions--totally gets his attn and he forgets about not standing. Wheels on the Bus and Itsy Bitsy Spider are his faves.
 

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Thanks we'll try that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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