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twinpossible 02-10-2012 07:16 PM

Preemie sitting age?
Twins were born at 29 weeks, 9 months old now. Just wondering when your preemie sat unassisted?

mibarra 02-10-2012 08:42 PM

The general rule is to use adjusted age. So born at 29 weeks is approximately 11 weeks early, taking into account twins are usually 36-38 weeks let's call 8 weeks before they would have come full term. So if they are 9 months subtract the 8 weeks (let's call it two months) and they should be at least at the developmental level of a 7 month old, if that makes any sense at all. :)

Being born early should have automatically qualified them for early intervention services, which are very helpful for these kinds of things. :)

Sylvie89 02-11-2012 12:57 PM

Re: Preemie sitting age?
My DS (30 weeker) could sit unassisted without fear of falling over at 8 months.

twinpossible 02-12-2012 10:26 AM

Re: Preemie sitting age?
Thanks :) It's weird, some people say 6 months, many way 8 months and some are all the way over in 11 months!

watermelon 02-14-2012 11:12 AM

Re: Preemie sitting age?
Our NICU urged me to look at adjusted age but also to remember that micropreemies are often delayed even more. I've also read numerous times that identicals tend to be delayed further (even full termers).

Brooke789 02-23-2012 07:58 PM

Re: Preemie sitting age?
Mine barely qualified as 'preemies' but my DS did not sit until over 11 months.

twinpossible 02-24-2012 10:50 AM

Re: Preemie sitting age?
UPDATE: one of my girls is sitting with NO help this week! Her sister however, is not interested :)

Wanderlust 02-25-2012 03:57 PM

Re: Preemie sitting age?
Baby B sat at 7 months. Baby A sat at 13 months. They were born at 35w2d

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