my 11 m0s old baby still can not crawl and get up by herself.im worried.

Helen Grace - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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she can walk with her walker. she can roll over. she can speak daddy, catch and mama. she learns very fast. she can grab and throws things in and out of the box. she can move using her tunny and not actually crawling.

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Katrina - posted on 05/15/2010

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I have an 11 month old daughter. She's my third, my first 2 are boys. She only just, like within the last week maybe, decided she sort of wants to crawl in the traditional hands and knees position but it's obviously a means to get to walking which she would much rather do. She's been an all or nothing kind of baby and will go from nothing to doing it in a week or two. My pediatrition said it's no big deal if she doesn't crawl so long as she's sitting and showing that her muscles are developing and such. She's been able to get around for some time, lunging, scooting, rolling, twisting..whatever got her to something, but she only just figured she'd do a bit more traditional crawl. This is a start contrast to my 2 boys who were walking by 10 months and running jumping and all by 11 months. It is perfectly normal, she's showing interest in movement and her body is developing the way it should, she just doesn't feel like doing the traditional crawl, which is also common.

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Katrina - posted on 06/03/2010

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My daughter went from having no real interest in the whole moving thing to completely mobile and almost walking on her own in a single month. Before May 1st she would lunge, scoot etc sort of half way to get to things but really had no interest in getting anywhere, she wanted to be held or carried. Come May 1st she started walking holding on to fingers, during the month of May she started crawling on all 4s, pulling herself up, traveling, sitting up by herself from lying down, getting back down after pulling herself up..the only thing she's not doing after the month was over is taking 100% unassited steps. I mean litterally it went from virtually no mobility to she's almost walking by herself in a single month. She even figured out how to climb up the stairs! I figure she'll be walking by the end of this month. She already had the look that she's contenplating taking steps not holding on to anything she just can't get up the nerve. I would not worry about it. She also HATED being on her tummy, ever! No matter how much we tried. But she's developing just the way the pediatrition says she should. Some babies do skip crawling all together. What my ped was looking for was that she could sit up straight, thus her muscles were developing correctly and that she had any interest at all at something just out of reach and found *some* way to get to it, no matter what it was. She would twist, lunge, scoot, roll or whatever she could come up with to get to something for the longest time. All perfectly normal. Also, I would ditch the walker. Why would she want to try to do something herself when she's got this great contraption to do everything for her?

CARRIE - posted on 05/16/2010

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I have read that using a walker can cause a delay in actual walking because they use different muscles to move the walker then they use to actually walk. Try not using the walker any more and I bet she will start pulling up in no time.

Moira Ann - posted on 05/16/2010

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My best friend had her daughter 3 days after my son and she is exactly like your little one she only just sits on her own but still has to be proped up most of the time she refuses to be on her tummy full stop but is like a road runner in her walky and is soooo alert claps her hands waves hums nursery rhyms says mama dada Ta hiya and meows at the cat, my sister always told me kids concentrate on one skill at a time some are mobile some like to sit back and watch the world go past lol

Melissa - posted on 05/16/2010

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Nothing wrong with her not crawling. Some babies do not crawl. Crawling is not a "milestone" like walking is. There is no developmental disability associated with crawling. As long as your baby is getting around, in his or her own way, crawling on hands and knees isn't necessary. It isn't about how they are getting around, it is whether or not they are getting around, ie. crawling, rolling, scooting, cruising on furniture, etc. Nothing you need to worry about! :)

Sarah - posted on 05/14/2010

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My son is almost 11 months also and he doesn't crawl either, in fact he just learned to sit on his own three days ago.

Helen - posted on 05/14/2010

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My little boy sounds exactly like your little girl. He is so alert and is very quick to learn but has no interest in crawling or walking yet. We spoke with his doctor and she stated that there is some babies that take their time and not to worry. She did suggest to join a kid's gym where he might be motivated to move but did stress that he will walk at his own accord. As for crawling, not all babies do ( I did not crawl) and they walk just fine...

Brianne - posted on 05/14/2010

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After having my 4th child I realized that they are all different and do things in there own time. Unless your doctor has flagged your child with problems I would not worry to much, but if you are worried because the child should be crawling by now ask your doctor. A common thing for babies is hip issues, you may not know what has happened but it common. Almost a year old now so a doctor appointment should be comming up, try some of the other moms suggestions and then if nothing still talk to the doc.

Helen Grace - posted on 05/14/2010

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thanks everyone. it made me feel better. now im no longer worried. God bless you all.

Kate - posted on 05/14/2010

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She sounds like she's a lot of fun! I wouldn't worry about her crawling. The American Medical Association says that it's a concern if a baby shows no interest in being mobile by 12 months, I believe, and your daughter is already mobile. She can roll over, move on her tummy, and walk in her walker! If you are feeling worried about her development you can always talk to her doctor, or, I'm not sure where you live, but here in CT we have a child info line (211) which helps families find child and developmental resources. Good luck!

Emma - posted on 05/13/2010

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I wouldn't be concerned, especially with all the other things she can do. Some children just don't crawl. Not a big deal.

Sandra - posted on 05/13/2010

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Crawling is not a developmental milestone for Canadian children because some children do not crawl. It is perfectly fine for children not to crawl, if she was not walking then you would have to be worried.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/13/2010

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Absolutely Mama don't worry :) It is so much easier when our kids fit the cookie cutter developmental milestones, but most of them don't. My daughter is very advanced motor skill wise, she began walking walking at 9.5 months. She now walks across the living room floor, thrilled to do so. However, she only has 2 teeth and she's had those since 7 months, and other kids I know the same age have 4 or more. She also still kinda uses Dada and Momma indiscriminately, unless she really wants one of us. She will just say our names as she is playing to hear her own voice I think, and it's kinda confusing. She just started grabbing things and throwing them, but she is still taking a feeding at night though she is supposed to have given that up by now.

As long as your little one is doing something motor skills wise, she is probably fine. I don't think the doctors would be concerned unless she wasn't rolling over yet. The only other thing I would ask is how often is she just out on the floor versus in something like a pack and play? My daughter I think developed her motor skills early because she has always had free reign in the living room and kitchen, so she wanted to get up and explore. We only use the pack and play for travel.

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she can walk with her walker, so i dont think theres anything to worry about. some babies simply dont crawl. they go straight from rolling and wriggling around to walking. you may have one of those kids. good luck! :)

CHERYL - posted on 05/13/2010

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hi my twins are nearly 11moths one started crawling at 9ms but he still isnt cruising my daughter has only just started kinda commando crawling. since having twins i have realised every baby is differant and try not to compere but its hard. your daughter might not crawl and go straight to walking. i would limit the time in her walker as it might make abit lazy with trying to crawl. im sure it wont be too long.

C - posted on 05/13/2010

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Don't worry- every child is different and develops at his/her own pace. You have to coax her to crawl- like put a toy just a little bit out of her reach. Then reward her with hugs and kisses- that's the best part :)

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