CRAWLING WITH ONE KNEE AND ONE FOOT?

Karina - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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MY INFANT HAS STARTED TO CRAWL BUT HE IS CRAWLING WITH ONE KNEE AND ONE FOOT ON THE FLOOR. SHOULD I BE WORRIED?

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Lisa - posted on 09/24/2009

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Nope... many babies do that, including my son on occasions. They are not missing out on anything by not crawling on all fours. He may be doing it because the floor is a little hard and might be uncomfortable to him. He will be just fine. Just enjoy the time when he is moving slowly, because before long it will be work to catch up!!!

Victoria - posted on 09/25/2009

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I wouldn't be, although saying that, it can be a sign that the child will walk early & well that's a whole new level of trouble...LOL! Joking aside. Don't be worried, by oldest did this & she started walking at 7months old.

Rebekah - posted on 09/25/2009

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Not at all, my cousin's son did that too and he was an early walker. I think some babies do that because they don't like the pressure on their knees. One of my friends has 5 kids, 2 of hers did the same thing crawled with one knee and one foot and then walked early.

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Rachel - posted on 09/26/2009

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this is how my baby gets around they do it how its good for them i find it quite funny

Alison - posted on 09/25/2009

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Many kids do this, but it IS best to encourage the more traditional crawl. Traditional crawling movements need to be learned eventually (even if after walking) in order to help integrate the brain properly. The only reason to be concerned would be if your kiddo never learns to do a "normal" crawl, which isn't a medical problem, but has been linked with lower reading scores later in life. Encourage your babe to move how he is, but also try to help him to learn to crawl by demonstrating or socializing with other crawling kiddos :)

User - posted on 09/25/2009

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You have nothing to worry about. With my twin boys one walked while the other crawled on one knee and one foot. He didn't walk until he received his first punishment (lol) from that day he was dedicated to walking.

Bernadette - posted on 09/25/2009

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Hi Karina, my daughter never crawled at all just pulled herself up and went on. My son was another story, he could move shuffling on his bum very quickly so didnt bother crawling and only started walking at 15 months.

Amber - posted on 09/25/2009

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My daughter did this and my nephew did this too! She is fine and my nephew is fine! So you shouldnt worry at all?

Sally - posted on 09/25/2009

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aww- Our family called it the "quasimoto." It was the signature crawl of our son when he was a baby. He is 7-yrs-old now and I love watching old videos of him doing that unique crawl. It makes me smile (: ( and just to reassure you, he is now a stupendous athlete!)

God Bless........

Niki - posted on 09/25/2009

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LOL!!! Not at all...my brother started on his belly! He's 25, and to this day we still call him "Scooter"

Kathy - posted on 09/24/2009

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don't be worried. It sure looks funny though. My nephew did that and we laughed at him, poor thing, he is 18 now and just fine.

Heidi - posted on 09/24/2009

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No, he figured out how to be on the move. As long as he does crawl right at some point I would not worry...sit back and laugh and take some pics so you can show them off when he grows up!

Chris - posted on 09/24/2009

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No, my daughter was doing similar things like that when she started to crawl a few months ago. Then she went to the belly crawl, and now she's doing the hand and knee crawl. Every child is different, your child will get there when he's ready.

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