has anyones baby started to crawl or trying to crawl yet at 7 - 8 month. did you encourage thm or did they do it themselves

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Kiyomi - posted on 04/06/2009

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My little girl gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth...then kicks her legs out and still goes backwards! It is so funny to watch. I didn't really encourage her to try and crawl since she hated being on her tummy. And she would rather walk...she has actually tried cruising a few times!

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Tracie - posted on 04/26/2009

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hi tracie my 8 month old girl crawls backwards and sits up thats how she gets around she crawls forward when no one is watching her

Carryn - posted on 04/25/2009

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Ava has been crawling for about a month. While she was sitting we put objects in front of her, but just out of reach. She would reach and reach until she ended up on her hands and one knee. Eventually she started rocking back and forth on her hands and knees and with in a few weeks she was crawling all over the house. Now she pulls herself up and cruises the furniture. I really don't think you have anything to worry about. I hear some babies never crawl. . . some just start standing and walking. Best of luck.

Ashley - posted on 04/24/2009

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My daughter barely had tummy time however at about 7 months she started moving backwards! She has yet to master crawling forward. I didnt encourage her, but now that she does it on her own, i try to help her go forward. She much rather hold our hands and walk.

Melanie - posted on 04/18/2009

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My daughter crawls when she needs to get somewhere. She never really rolled, but rocked back and forth a lot right before she started to move around. She also started by crawling backwards and got stuck a lot. My hubby and I both crawled around a lot with her because we knew that since she is not around a lot of other kids that she needed someone to copy. Now she is very interested in standing and walking/dancing while holding on to mommy and daddy's fingers.

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my little girl started crawling at 7months, she had been up on all fours and trying since about 6 months, but now she's everywhere. she pulls herself standing on everything and thinks she can let go and just walk herself, but soon realises she can't when she bumps to the floor. She's a very determined little lady and is constantly getting frustrated when she can't move how she wants to! I can't leave the room now without coming back in to find her poking her hands into something or playing with the tv and things, nothing is safe anymore lol!

Kris Jennah - posted on 04/17/2009

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My son was born on 16th August. He started the process of crawling at about 5 1/2 months and actually at 6 months. We just crawled around with him on the floor. Praised him when he got too something he was trying to get too. We also put things in front of him when we noticed him trying to crawl and he eventually got there and we would make a big deal out of it so he knew that it was something special and he continued to do it. He is now walking on furniture and we applied the same encouragement with that process. Do as you feel is best and when you notice them trying. If they arent trying then wait for that sign. Some start early and some dont crawl at all. Good Luck.

Tarra - posted on 04/16/2009

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My girl was born 08/08/08 and just started crawling this week. She is now sitting up on her knees trying to pull herself up on furniture. Hasn't done it yet, but she is so determined!

Megan - posted on 04/16/2009

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I bought my daughter a Jumperoo when she was 4 months. She always had strong legs however and wanted to stand up and jump when she would be up with someone. At 4.5 months she was sitting unassisted by herself. At 6.5 months she started crawling and pulling herself up. I attribute the strength in her back and legs to the fact that she had the time in her jumperoo. I do not think that it hindered her at all. But on the other hand I do believe that they are going to do what they can when they can and are ready to do it. Some babies can do these things but choose not to.  They all develop at different rates.



for example. My friends daughter is 3 days older then my daughter and is only now starting to sit by herself where as my daughter has been doing it for almost 4 months now. Her little girl is not crawling and right now does not have any interest in it. And my little girl has been crawling almost 2 months... It just goes to show how babies so close in age can differ so much.

Lisa - posted on 04/16/2009

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Quoting Casey:



my little boy is nearly 8 months old and is crawling everywhere, I always put him on the floor instead of in bouncers and jolly jumpers and other stuff like this and I have found that he rolled at 4 months, sat up by himself a 6 and a half months and crawled at 7 months, I think that all the toys that they have to sit in makes them lazy and they should just spend more time on the floor learning how their bodies work. I also encouraged Dylan to do things and I would often get down onto the floor with him. Good luck everyone and don't wish them to crawl to soon because once they can do it they are off.





I whole-heartedly agree!  It was about a month ago that I discovered that it was not necessary to keep mine in a protective bubble, and just put him on the floor and let him figure things out.  He has made such progress since then!  He is not totally crawling yet, but i suspect that within a week or so he will be.  He is also a lot  happier, too.

Andrea - posted on 04/16/2009

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My baby girl shuffles forward very fast. Its so funny to watch. She tries to crawl, but its too slow and boy can she get frustrated. I think it will be any day now

Megan - posted on 04/15/2009

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My daughter started crawling and pulling herself up and walking around things holding onto it of course at 6.5 months. She is almost 8 months now. She tries to stand on her own and can do it for a few seconds before she plops back down on her bum!!! I am thinking in the next couple of months she will be walking



 

Jenny - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son has now been crawling for a while. He is my first boy but my third child. He is now standing up holding onto and walking along things. Still needs a little more balance before he can walk on his own. He has been trying to stand on his own, but without much success. He is very ambitious and I believe that most of the credit for his being so advanced has to go to his big sisters! :) They are little mothers to him and are always encouraging and stimulating him!



  The doctor believes he will be walking by 9 months and I believe I am in trouble!! :)

Sarah - posted on 04/09/2009

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My Bridget gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth. She can scoot backwards, as in, laying on her stomach she pushes herself back around the room.

Vikki - posted on 04/09/2009

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both my kids crawled by now Ella was 5 months and JJ 6 months! Ella walked at 9 months JJ is cruising now! i just let them get on with it if they are gonna do it they will just do it! Both kids slept on tummy from birth think this is y they both crawled early! every child is different though!

Sina - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter, Lyla, is just over 7 months and she is crawling steadily now. She started with rocking back and forth at around 5 1/2 months, then she crawled backwards as her legs were stronger than her arms. Now she's going forwards...yay! She pretty much taught herself...I just gave her heaps of time on the floor and moved her toys just out of her reach to get her moving around.

April-Lynn - posted on 04/08/2009

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My son started crawling at 5 months, and he is now 8 months and walking along furniture.



and yes i did encourage him, i helped him get up on his hands n knees, i think why he started crawling so early is becuase i let him sleep on his stomach.

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my son has been crawling now for 3 months, he started at 5months and has been on the go since then, he is also pulling him self up to stand and walking with help. he is very much a mobile child and is always on the go i never had to push him, i helped him to sit up around 4months and it just went from there

Carrie - posted on 04/08/2009

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My daughter Abbie started crawling around 6 months and has been on the go ever since. The only encouraging we did was to put our knees behind her feet one time when she was trying to get up on all 4's, then she took off on her own. Now she's standing and cruising along furniture...I'm not ready for her to walk yet though!!! Feels like time is going too fast!

Heidi - posted on 04/08/2009

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My daughter started to prop up on all fours at 5 months crawling closer to 6months and now she's a speedy little thing and likes to pull up on furniture and walk around it, she's also tackled our flight of 15stairs and has done it successfully all the way about a dozen times. Didn't have to encourge her to do any of it, she just likes following her brother around.

Monique - posted on 04/07/2009

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My daughter has been crawling since she was 1 week shy of 6 months! she crawls up a few stairs and walks along furniture. She has 3 older brothers so she is trying 2 keep up with them. I did have one that really didnt crawl too.

Veronica - posted on 04/07/2009

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My daughter crawls not all over the house but all over whatever room she is in.  She is 7mos old and started that rocking thing around 6mos.  I encouraged her by giving her lots of tummy time and having toys spread out all over and would not get them for her all the time.  I also bought her this drum by fisher price called Go Baby Go Crawl Along Drum!  It helped her as well its a great toy I love it too!

Rochelle - posted on 04/07/2009

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my daughter started to rock back and forth at about 5 months, at about six she was crawling and now shes walking around the furnature. she didnt have any encouragement but seems to be very quick with picking things up. x

Jaclyn - posted on 04/07/2009

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My daughter is now pulling herself up on furniture and walking along it. She started to crawl about a month ago. I didn't encourage any of it but my friend has a baby a month older that she sees almost everyday so she learns from her.

Casey - posted on 04/06/2009

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my little boy is nearly 8 months old and is crawling everywhere, I always put him on the floor instead of in bouncers and jolly jumpers and other stuff like this and I have found that he rolled at 4 months, sat up by himself a 6 and a half months and crawled at 7 months, I think that all the toys that they have to sit in makes them lazy and they should just spend more time on the floor learning how their bodies work. I also encouraged Dylan to do things and I would often get down onto the floor with him. Good luck everyone and don't wish them to crawl to soon because once they can do it they are off.

Belinda - posted on 04/06/2009

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No my little one still is not crawling or trying much, now that she can sit up that is all she wants to do, put her on her tummy and she will roll over and put her arms up to be picked up...

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My son didn't need much encouragement.  He started scooting around 3 weeks ago and now he is crawling all over the place.  When he sees a good toy or something he isn't supposed to have across the room he can crawl over faster than I can catch him!

Claudia - posted on 04/06/2009

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My boy also gets up on hands feet, his feet then slip down and he ends up moving backwards. Had to get him out from under the couch yesterday, where he had reversed to :-)lol. I don't really try and teach him to get his knees under his body, I'd rather he learn it himself. I know that once he's crawling I'll be wishing for the days back where he stayed in one place, so no need to hurry him along :-)

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