any ideas on ways to help my little boy crawl?

Bridgette - posted on 10/17/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hi all,

I'm looking for Ideas to help my little boy crawl, he had the idea that if he is on his belly and he pushes with his legs he will move a bit but hasnt yet got the idea. i'd love to help influense him to crawl. all ideas are welcome.

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Brandi - posted on 10/17/2009

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I agree with amanda. I did that with both my kids, but also it's important to know that crawling isn't a milestone like walking, sitting up, standing alone, etc. Some babies skip it all together. my daughter would roll all over the floor to get where she wanted to go, she only started actually crawling like a month before she could walk (she was about 8 or 9 mos. old.) Your dr. probably wouldn't be worried to hear if your baby never actually crawled only scooted or rolled. as long as he is doing everything else on schedule.

Christina - posted on 10/17/2009

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Hi Bridgette there is an article I read on Parents.com on crawling it has links to other helpful articles too...http://www.parents.com/baby/development/... (by the way you can sign up with them and Join "Ages and Stages" and they will email you every week "your baby at week 20 is the one I just got and it tells you all about your baby's development and little things to do to nudge them along.) Jana is only 5 months and can roll over , sit up , drink from a sippy cup and all because of these articles I've been reading! Also planningfamily.com has your baby week by week too they send] me awesome emails detailing Jana's development too. There is sooo much cool stuff on those two sites it's amazing I get to do anything else on the computer I read articles all day !! Hope this helps...definitely try that first link though it's all about crawling !!

Amanda - posted on 10/17/2009

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I would put a toy that my little man like just out of arms reach, so that after 1 or 2 pushes he'd have it to play with. And as he gets better movie it farther away.

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