Dad says his baby could stand when she was just 8 weeks old

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A dad says his baby learned to stand at just eight weeks - after she was inspired by watching him view strongman clips on YouTube.

Tezra Finn-Johnston, 31, and girlfriend Emily Derrick, 23, first noticed their daughter's strength when they left hospital. They say at that early stage, Lula was able to support her own head.

Lula was born on January 31 and weighed just 5lbs 9oz. Now 15 weeks old, she is able to stand unassisted.

'Instead of sitting down, she just stood on my knee'

Tezra and Lula have been watching strongman clips on Youtube and Tezra thinks she might have been inspired.

The first-time dad from Kingswood, Bristol said: "When she was about a month old, she was having a tantrum and I tried to sit her on my knee to calm her. Instead of sitting down, she just stood on my knee and wouldn't bend her legs.

"She did it a few more times later on in the weeks - eventually I thought, 'well if she can do it while she's annoyed, maybe she can do it when she's happy'.

"I tried to hold her and supported her, and she managed to take her own weight. Everyone seems to think that it's unusual that she can hold herself up, even just sitting, let alone standing."