Hi! My 8.5 mo old has always been on the slow end of gross motor milestones, but until now, he has met them within the normal range. Now, I feel like he’s behind but I’m not sure if it’s enough to warrant a PT eval.
He can roll both ways (back to belly and belly to back), although he almost always rolls to his left - despite lots of blocking and attempts to make him practice to his right! He doesn’t roll much anymore, though. He spends most of his time happily on his tummy or sitting.
He sits well and reaches to the side to get toys, and can reach in front basically chest to the floor and get back up with good balance.
He just started pivoting and pushing up onto his hands (straight arms) at 8 months.
He has not gotten onto hands and knees, and he does not know how to get from sitting to belly or belly to sitting. No army crawling, no pulling to stand. He will bear weight if we hold him in standing, but he’s definitely nowhere close to that on his own - very wobbly
When I try to look at milestones online, it seems like he’s a month or two behind in that he can’t transition into or out of sitting yet, isn’t creeping or army crawling, and doesn’t get onto hands and knees.
Any advice from the experienced PTs? He sees the pediatrician in a week for his 9 mo appt, and I’m not sure if I should push for a PT eval or not. I’d like to have some idea of what to ask for when I go into the appointment because I feel like most pediatricians favor a “wait and see” approach - and also sometimes the appointments go by so quickly that I never get a chance to really talk things through with them!
Thank you so much for any input!