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Gross Motor Milestones – When to be Concerned

Gross Motor Milestones

A delay in one gross motor milestone is generally not a cause for great concern. You must take into account that your baby is an individual and will progress in life at his own pace. However, if your baby shows a cluster of delays you may want to bring it up with your pediatrician or go and see a pediatric physiotherapist:

  • Did not roll and does not crawl by 11 months
  • Is not sitting by 8 months and is not engaged with his world
  • Smiled late and never rolled and is not sitting
  • Dislikes movement and going in the car and has not rolled or sat
  • Not walking by 16 months
  • Sat after 6 months, never crawled and is not walking at 14 months
  • Very happy to lie on his back at 8 months and sat late
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Meg Faure

Hi, I’m Meg Faure. I am an Occupational Therapist and the founder of Parent Sense. My ‘why’ is to support parents like you and help you to make the most of your parenting journey. Over the last 25 years, I’ve worked with thousands of babies, and I’ve come to understand that what works for fussy babies works just as well for all babies, worldwide.

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