Newborn Basics

Q&A: When Will Baby Start Sitting Up?

When will baby start sitting up?

By the time your baby is six to eight months old, she should be able to sit up on her own for a few minutes. But this takes some energy, so don’t be surprised if she starts to lose interest or gets tired and topples over — it’s totally normal. In the beginning, you’ll even have to prop up baby and help her into a sitting position. But as her muscles get stronger, pretty soon she’ll be doing it on her own.

By Brianne Dougherty