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Is it safe to stand at the age of 5 months?

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: hello doctor, my infant babyboy is 5 months and 10 days old. if we try to make him stand, he stands for 1-2 min with support n he enjoys it too. he can sit with support n trying to crawling since few days. Is it safe to stand for him at this age? will it affect his bones development?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Too early to stand

Detailed Answer:
Hi....sitting without or with support is perfect now. But if he himself gropes and stands with support it's fine, otherwise I don't suggest you should do it by yourself.

It is unnecessary and premature stress on spine.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Brief Answer: Too early to stand Detailed Answer: Hi....sitting without or with support is perfect now. But if he himself gropes and stands with support it's fine, otherwise I don't suggest you should do it by yourself. It is unnecessary and premature stress on spine. Regards - Dr. Sumanth