My baby doesnt crawl

Nubia - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is 10 months old going on 11 and he is a pretty big boy for his age but he doesn't crawl and he doesnt try to stand up he stays where i sit him and if he falls he looks like a turtle on his back just a few days ago he sarted to roll over and i just wanted to know if anyone has a baby that does the same thing because my older son didnt do that

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Emily - posted on 08/05/2009

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My daughter started crawling when she was 10 months old, after rolling over for only a month. She is also "big" for her age, and her doctor said that was must likely the reason for it. Try encouraging him to get somewhere.. put his toys JUST out of reach, so he has to move around to get them. Are you holding him alot? If you are, I'd say to start putting him on the floor and again, toys out of reach, and encourage him to move around. When he rolls over, have a "party". Go yay and show him that you're proud of his accomplishment. Good luck. :) Mine is now a year old, and just shy of walking around. And remember, all babies grow and reach milestones are different stages, just because he's not doing one thing, might mean that he's trying to figure out something else!

Christy - posted on 08/03/2009

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No two children are the same, they all develop at diffrent speeds. Just give him lots of oppertunities. Lay him on his belly and play with him, Shake a toy just out of his reach etc.



If you are very conserned speak to his doctor.

Peyton - posted on 08/03/2009

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Try actually moving his arms and legs, when he needs to go somewhere..



Like say you want him to go to the other side of the room, grab his arms and legs and move them in a crawling motion, do that every time he needs to go somewhere, then he will start copying it.

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Amber - posted on 08/10/2009

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just a thought as to get him a lil more mobile do you put him in a walker to get him moving. my daughter doesn't crawl either but she is only 8 months old and she is getting up on her knees but not going anywhere yet but in the walker she is as mobile as any person is. she is big to but she is proportioned so she just looks older so i am not concerned that she isn't crawling yet because every baby is different he will get the hang of it just help him out dont just get everything for him. make him work for it. he will feel better when he accomplishes something and so will you. good luck

Nicola - posted on 08/04/2009

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hi , my son still doesnt crawl and he only started to stand up agaist things in the last week or so and he is 13 months , some kids dont crawl at all. so dont worry.x he will do it when hes ready himself im sure.xxx oh my son when he started to move about started to just roll ,then pulled himself along by draging himself with his arms.xxx

Katrina - posted on 08/03/2009

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if your son is starting to roll over its a sign of him wanting to move so you just need to encourage him . if he is 'big' for his age as you say that could just be the reason why your children wont be growing up the same as every child is expected to be different ..

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