Our Privacy/Cookie Policy contains detailed information about the types of cookies & related technology on our site, and some ways to opt out. By using the site, you agree to the uses of cookies and other technology as outlined in our Policy, and to our Terms of Use.


When Are Babies Supposed to Sit Up by Themselves?

When your baby begins to roll over and scoot, watch out — because she may be sitting up soon. At 5 months, many babies by using their hands for support, says Dr. Jennifer B. Trachtenberg, a New York City-based pediatrician. “Babies usually sit up without support at 6 to 7 months,” she says. That is also the age at which the child is able to hold her neck and torso up for several minutes at time.

Image via Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Getty Images

More from baby