11 month old not really on the move - anyone else in the same position?

Michelle - posted on 12/18/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My baby has only just learned to roll from her back to front. She sometimes knows how to go from her front to back. She isn't getting on her knees and cries when put on her tummy to practice. She likes to sit and can SLOWLY scoot to where she wants to go on her butt - well, she reaches for something and moves a centimetre (about half an inch) each time - I don't think she even realises she is moving. She is such a happy bub and is talking (well, repeats one/two words in a row when I talk to her). She has an older brother so you'd think she would be ahead ... but nope! Is anyone else's babies still slow to crawl? I realise babies do things in their own time - and there's not really much I can do to speed up the process, but I'll feel better to know there are others out there with little lazy's! :)

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Ana - posted on 01/02/2012

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It sounds like you are worried about her mobility and development. It would be helpful to have her evaluated by a pediatric physical or occupational therapist. This will give you an idea of where she is developmentally, maybe give some incite as to why her pace is slow, and also give you play ideas and exercises to help her advance her skills. Development is a progression and everyone is different but if there is a problem it is very important to catch it and address it as early as possible. Good luck!

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Rina - posted on 12/26/2011

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Hi - if you're concerned, go with your gut and have your child looked at. Personally my kids all were rolling etc about 6-7 months, but a friend of mine in my mums group - her daughter started rolling late, crawling about 14 months, cruising about 18 months, walking (ish) about 24 months, eventually (she's now 5yo) she's been diagnosed with mild intellectual disability and is a blow to the parents coz they were trying to work stuff out from when she was really little - she did have speech issues when she was little too but not to worry you - just saying different little people develop at different rates, but if you have concerns, have her checked out anyway - best to check out to keep your sanity :) - she could be just taking her time like the others say - I was only sharing a story - I would say, enjoy the non mobile child as when they start (as you would already know) its go go go :)

Lise - posted on 12/24/2011

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@Little Miss...

Oops. Well, there goes my theory. ;-) Or, the exception that proves the rule? Haha. Each baby develops at his/her own rate.

Michelle, I bet she always knows HOW to roll - she just may not always demonstrate the skill.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/24/2011

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LOL Lise, my daughter started walking at about 15 months....what a klutz! But yeah, the younger they are, the more they fall. Mine just had no co-ordination.

Janice - posted on 12/23/2011

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Like others have said not every baby crawls. However by 11 months your daughter should be rolling in both directions with ease. While she might just be more verbal and less motor skill oriented, I personally would have her evaluated by early intervention (free in the US) just to be sure. This is just what I would do, I'm a worrier.

Lise - posted on 12/20/2011

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I've known 2 kids who didn't start crawling/walking until late. I think they were just planning... ;-) My dd started walking super early (8 months), and she fell ALL THE TIME. The babies who walked 16-20 months? Barely fell. They were just planning to avoid the falling stage. :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/19/2011

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My son did not start walking until he was 14 months, and never even tried to crawl. If I put him on the floor, he would sit there like a sack of potatoes. My daughter starting scoot crawling around at about 13 months. Totally normal what your baby is doing. She is not lazy, just taking her time ;)

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