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A 21-year-old female asked:

my daughter is 5 months old and still can't sit up without something for her to lean against should i worry?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Most can only prop sit by 6 mo and sit well around 7-8 mo.By 5 mo rolling over on purpose and reaching for objects are consistently present.

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