my 6month boy shows no signs of crawling, any suggestions?

Alma - posted on 12/26/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My 6 month hates being on his stomach. Therefore, no signs of crawling. Any suggestions for him to be on his stomach?

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Jessica - posted on 01/06/2010

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Let me ask this: I've been reading the posts about the crawling issue. I was getting concerned bc my little man doesn't enjoy tummy time and really doesn't roll over unless I'm wiggling him around. (Although he CAN roll on his own, both ways.) My daughter rolled, crawled, walked by 9 months and was so easy - it was like she didn't even need me! But my little guy... he sits very well supported, but definitely cannot sit on his own, nor does he show ANY signs of crawling. Any help? Suggestions other than putting toys in front of him... because I've tried that :)

Ashley - posted on 01/06/2010

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give him time.. my son is going to be 7 months on friday and just started crawling.. put one of his favorite toy on the floor and place him on his belly... or evne lay on the floor with him.. he will eventually just start getting up on all fours and then go backwards.. it takes a lot of work out of a baby.

Jamie - posted on 01/06/2010

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I would say that every kid is different. I have a 4 years old who skipped crawling she would scoot across the floor then started walking at about 10 months. Then my second daughter who is 2 years old, well she seemed to crawl forever she started at about 8-9 months and didn't start walking till right at her first birthday. Then my last daughter well she has been completely different from both of my first. She is 7 months old and she is less then the average weight for a 7 month old and she rolls over but won't hold her bottle or sit up on her own and hasn't even tried to start crawling. I just figure she will do it at her own time so I have stopped worrying about it. I've talked to her doctor and they say she is healthy and happy so that is all that I care about. Good Luck!

Lauralea - posted on 01/04/2010

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My 7 month old (on Wednesday) has been rolling over both ways for a few months now and can almost sit up independently but has not made any moves to crawl either. He doesn't seem to mind much being on his tummy or back so I am not worried about crawling. He will figure it out in his own time. I have started putting my hands by his feet to give him something to push off of and allow him to start scooting forward.

Carol - posted on 01/04/2010

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my 6 month old showed no interest in crawling until the Christmas break. One week he was sitting up, now he is rocking on his hands and knees, not crawling yet. He hates being on his stomach too, but I find that sitting and playing with him on the floor has made a huge difference. We also do baby yoga. He will be 7 months old on Jan 15

Dixie - posted on 01/04/2010

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My little boy doesn't hate being on his tummy but he doesn't like it either. He does roll over from his tummy to his back (since 3 months) and just started from back to tummy. He lays on his tummy for maybe 10 minutes at a time when he wants to and moves his legs like he wants to crawl but its even close yet. I'm not worried though, the average age for them to crawl is about 8 months so we still have a few months. So baby just skip it all together. They all have their own personalities and will do it on there own time.

Wilma - posted on 12/30/2009

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try and put thigns in front of them to get the interested just out of there reach and they normally go backwardss first

Michelle - posted on 12/30/2009

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Dont worry not all babies crawl, some go straight to walking. But usually they have to be able to sit up bythemselves before crawling. The range for crawling, if it happens is 6 to 9 months. My son doesnt particulary like being on his stomache either but the loves to stand and hold onto things, so i think he will be an early walker.

April - posted on 12/29/2009

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I know my daughter HATED tummy time when she was younger. I had to just leave her there for 10 minutes at a time (supervised of course) and let her cry for a bit. it's now her favorite, and she rolls and scoots everywhere. Her being my first, it was really hard to not pick her up everytime she cried and make her happy all the time, but now she's learned how to make herself happy more. As my friends put it, sometimes they just need the space to be independent. She now has started sleeping on her tummy too... I put her on her back, she screams, rolls over, and passes out. Although now she also moves all over the crib and sleeps in many different positions throughout the night.

Candice - posted on 12/29/2009

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the best thing to do is put ur child on their tummy as much as possible andyes give them toys in front of them where they need to lift their heads and maybe even reach for it, that way it incurages them to try and get it. It also good to talk to them and lay their and play and talk to them to try and crawl even play the movie babyenstien like they movement one thats what my daughter got it from it tells u to roll over crawl and walk and jump and play and lots of things and if u tell them what they are doing and show them like even help ur child posision right it may even help them.

Natalie - posted on 12/28/2009

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Has he started to turn over from front to back and back to front? Keep putting him on his belly. He won't like it in the beginning, but he will eventually (that is once he starts to turn over by himself) Even put a toy out in front of him that's just slightly out of reach.
My little one loves tummy time now and that's what I do with her. She can now gets her butt up in the air, her legs are under her. All she needs to do is try to push herself, then rock and off she goes. It does take lots of patients but definitely try to make it a game and make sure that you lay in front of him when he's doing tummy time and keep him entertained

Samantha - posted on 12/28/2009

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Just give it time. My 6-month old girl goes from her back to tummy, but has not mastered from tummy to back. She did when she was younger (like, 2-3 months), but she was also a lot lighter in weight so it was easier for her to turn over her cute little self. She has more weight to work with (don't we all!) :) Heard that 8 months is typical of babies to start crawling -- it'll happen. She loves to stand, though -- I think she'll skip the crawling stage and go right to walking!

Elizabeth - posted on 12/27/2009

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Every baby is different, and some just hate being on their stomach. My friend's daughter is almost 8 months old and just started rolling over well (tummy to back only), because she always hated being on her stomach (therefore they barely ever put her on her stomach). I would suggest putting him on his tummy more and try to keep him from being too upset. It might take him a little while to get used to being on his tummy. He may never get used to it. Some babies end up scooting on their bottoms to get around. My sister's friend's baby never crawled, scooted or anything. She went straight to walking. As long as he seems interested in getting around- reaching for things, wiggling to possibly get somewhere or even falling over when you know he can sits fine. My daughter has been sitting very well for over a month, but she about 3 weeks ago, she started reaching for things that were out of her reach. She would fall over on her tummy and then be able to get whatever it was she wanted. Good luck with everything!

ROBIN - posted on 12/27/2009

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To get my daughter to crawl, I just got on the floor with her and started crawling to show what she can learn. My daughter is 6months and crawled in the same day. Now boys are a little slower than girls, so give him time and he will want to know how as soon as you start showing him...hopefully:) Also get a ball, it's suppose to promote crawling.

Joni - posted on 12/26/2009

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All babies are different, i have 4 and they are all different and have been right from the word go. Give your bubba time and he/she will enjoy tummy time and want to start getting around! Is he rolling from his back to his tummy yet? if not then maybe when he starts doing that he will enjoy it a bit more.

Alma - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

hi there my daughter is the same age and exactly the same i found that putting here favourite in front of her holding it up helps her when she is on her tummy i also try to lay on my tummy at the same time and make excited fun noises an she forgets she is on her tummy she doesnt appear to want to crawl but loves to stand an be held so she can walk a little some babies like to walk instead of crawl but all babies are different so let your wee one decide when he is ready hope this helps xx



Thanks for the input.  My son is the same.  Always wanting on the feet.  I guess they will decide. Happy Holidays.

Samantha - posted on 12/26/2009

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hi there my daughter is the same age and exactly the same i found that putting here favourite in front of her holding it up helps her when she is on her tummy i also try to lay on my tummy at the same time and make excited fun noises an she forgets she is on her tummy she doesnt appear to want to crawl but loves to stand an be held so she can walk a little some babies like to walk instead of crawl but all babies are different so let your wee one decide when he is ready hope this helps xx

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