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    Just a general question, when did your baby have full control of their head?

    Blake can already lift his, he doesn't have control but has strong neck muscles!!


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    at about 3 half to 4 months, but all are different.

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    Emily had really good head control from birth - she was holding her own head up right away and she was born a few weeks early so we were pretty impressed with that

    Toby was longer, I think he was a good three months or so before he didn't really need you to support his head when holding him.

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    Eleanor had good head control from birth but it's only now that she can hold it up straight and also lift it from the floor.

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    Both my boys had good head control and could lift their heads from birth. I think anywhere up to 4 months is "normal" with 3 months being the most usual time.

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    Matilda had great head control from birth, was lifting it up & looking around. Jovie's took a bit longer at around 6 weeks she had the same amount of head control that Matilda did at birth.

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    Caty was arching her back and neck back from the day she was born.....has always had great head control. There is a baby at mums group though (who is about 4 months) who has hardly any....her head lolls around and she struggles to lift it. She's getting better each week though...practice makes perfect eh?

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    Grace has had brilliant head control since birth, very strong neck muscles. The MCHN couldn't believe how strong her neck was at 2 weeks. Now she is 8 weeks and holds her head up and looks around and can lift it off the floor but she can't sustain the strength for a prolonged period yet, but still pretty good for 8 weeks.

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    I've never had to support Darcy's head. She could always just hold it up and look around.

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