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At what age does a baby begin to bear its' weight on his or her legs?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: About 6 months

Most babies can bear weight when held upright at 6 months of age.
I would not expect your baby to be able to pull himself into a standing position at that age however. Also, it is likely not until 9 months that most babies are pulling to stand and then cruising around on their own.

In brief: About 6 months

Most babies can bear weight when held upright at 6 months of age.
I would not expect your baby to be able to pull himself into a standing position at that age however. Also, it is likely not until 9 months that most babies are pulling to stand and then cruising around on their own.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually 4-6 months

It is fine to hold your baby in a standing position as soon as she has good head control, usually around 4 months.
There is a myth that standing a baby is bad for the legs or back. The more they stand, the stronger they get.

In brief: Usually 4-6 months

It is fine to hold your baby in a standing position as soon as she has good head control, usually around 4 months.
There is a myth that standing a baby is bad for the legs or back. The more they stand, the stronger they get.
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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Depends ...

Every child develops at a different rate - walking, talking, etc.
Walking depends on development of muscle strength and coordination and balance. Heavier babies can take a bit longer to develop enough strength to hold themselves up. Einstein didn't begin to walk until 18 months, whereas some babies begin as early as 9 or 10 months.

In brief: Depends ...

Every child develops at a different rate - walking, talking, etc.
Walking depends on development of muscle strength and coordination and balance. Heavier babies can take a bit longer to develop enough strength to hold themselves up. Einstein didn't begin to walk until 18 months, whereas some babies begin as early as 9 or 10 months.
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