Any suggestions for me? What am I missing here? I really don't want to have to spend lots of money either, as I feel like Dylan is getting sooo close to being able to sit independently. In fact, when I lie him on the mesh thing, he tries desperately to sit upright - which would be cool and all except for the fact that he is still far too wobbly (and archy!) and the bottom of the tub is far too slippery for him to practice his skills at this time. So, combine all the bath time factors (leaning over the tub because of the mesh thing, holding D down so that he doesn't roll into the water, trying to keep Cassidy off of her baby brother as she tries to pour water on his head), and you get a hurt back.
Oh! Speaking of the Little Guy and his sitting efforts, I took these two pictures yesterday while he was working with his OT.
Check him out!! He is now able to sit independently for stretches of about 3-5 seconds...and even longer if he's in the right mood.
He has also been making some nice progress while on his tummy. This is the kid who absolutely despised tummy time for the first, oh, 10 months or so of his life. Now, he actually enjoys it and will spend a good amount of time hanging out like this:
Hmm...makes me wonder if he'll crawl before he sits? Kind of like how he is getting his top teeth before his bottom?
Ah well...as Cassidy likes to say, "Oh Dylan! You silly guy!".