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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.

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