Crawling??

Tiffany - posted on 11/15/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )

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So my son is about eight and a half months old and he is still not crawling. I think he should be crawling by now, and im starting to worry if he's behind. I was just wondering when your babies started crawling, and how did help them to start crawling? Also if you have any advice on how I can help my son. Thank you so much!

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Alexis - posted on 11/21/2010

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my daughter was crawling at 5 months, now is 8 months and pulls herself up on thins and takes steps with a walker.To get her to crawling i just gave her LOTS of belly time.She did not like it at first, she would cry but i would let her be for 5-10 minutes.If she still cried I would try later but usually she would try to scoot.I would also try to help her by showing her how it works, bending her legs for her and using her arms to move herself forwards.It took some time but she got it :)

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Chantelle - posted on 12/08/2010

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my daughter was crawling at 5 and a half months. my friends son didn't start until he was 11 months. he just did the army crawl from 9 months till then.

Holly - posted on 12/08/2010

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my daughter is going to be 9 months in a couple days and she is not crawling either. I try to do lots of tummy time but she gets really mad and just lays there crying so its not very productive. I also need some advice!

Andrea - posted on 12/06/2010

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my girl starting pulling herself along the floor at 6 months then started crawling at 7 months. she just naturally progressed from shuffling on the floor. time is all babies need till that part of their brain clicks into gear

Erin - posted on 12/05/2010

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My daughter just turned 8 months on the 30th and she still isn't crawling. She likes to pull herself on her hands and knees or pull with her arms but hasn't gotten it both to work together. She has however taken her first steps on Friday! She has always been way more interested in walking then crawling. They say crawling isn't a milestone and if your baby hasn't had a lot of tummy time then they won't have the skills yet. I just put my daughter on her tummy and put a toy in front of her. She would throw a temper tantrum but work her way over to the toy (I didn't put it too far though so she only have to move a little bit). That seemed to help.

Natasha - posted on 12/02/2010

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no my daughter was born March 18th and she gets around by rolling or the army scoot, and I really don't care if she goes from that to walking..don't worry about some babies don't crawl.

Becky - posted on 12/02/2010

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i have to agree with what some of these guys wrote.. my little man was scooting at 5 months and crawling at 6 months 2 days.... we CONSTANTLY put him in the crawling position.. very soon he did it on his own and then started rocking ...and a couple weeks later.. he was crawling! Good luck... every baby is different.

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My son turns 9 months in 3 days & still not crawling either. He actually shows NO interest in it at all. It's normal though. Many babies don't crawl at all. They just go on to walking. My friend's little boy didn't crawl until 13 months and her pediatrician said that it was fine. Don't worry about it too much. He'll crawl (or walk) when he's good and ready. lol. In the meantime, enjoy the last bit of freedom that you have as a mommy, because it's about to get a lot harder! lol!!

Amy - posted on 11/30/2010

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My daughter is almost 9 months and is crawling like crazy. She started with the "commando" or "army" crawl (around 7 months or so)...we wondered how long she'd keep doing that. But eventually she started to try to get herself up into the crawling position. Then she would start to try to pull herself forward in that position. Finally she put it all together and can really get around. I don't think there is anything we as parents can do to get them to progress quicker. I think it all comes in due time. Just hang in there!!

Robyn - posted on 11/28/2010

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My oldest 2 children crawled by the time they were 6 months old. My 3rd son, who I call my "Lazy Baby" never truly crawled. He is 2 now, and is still the type that wants you to do everything for him, including holding his cup (while he drinks from it) and getting toys for him to play with. That is just his personality. My daughter is turning 8 months in 2 days and has been army crawling and "inch-worming" for a couple of months. She is already cruising the furniture, which my 2 yr. old didn't do till he was almost a year! Every kid matures at their own rate. : )

Stephanie - posted on 11/28/2010

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chloe is 8.5 months old. she starting pushing her legs and pulling with her arms and sliding across the floor until last week she started crawling properly. I was worried she wasnt going to crawl because she was already pulling herself up onto everything. So i would get down with her and mover her arms and legs in a crawling manner. After about 3 days of this, she started doing it on her own! :)

Tiffany - posted on 11/25/2010

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Thanks everyone! Yall have really helped me, we can't help but be worried about are little one's. :]

Holly - posted on 11/24/2010

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My daughter is not crawling yet either she is 8 months 3 weeks. She hates her tummy time but can get in position but hen just gives up! She will do it in her own time. She has never rolled over either but could sit up on her own at 4 1/2 months so maybe she will go straight to walking like she went straight to sitting. The doc said it was fine!!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 11/21/2010

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My son started crawling about 3weeks ago…before that I would put him in the position. (he is 8months in a week)
He is able to pull himself up and pretty much walk/run in his walker

Some kids are slower then others and that’s ok, because in due time..he will be all over the place.

My son has not one tooth…..and most kids his age have at least 1 if not more….so he is behind on that.

Adrienne - posted on 11/20/2010

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Don't worry about your son not crawling yet. All kids are different. My youngest son is my third son and is moving a lot more quickly but isn't finish how to do things fully just because he wants to play with his brothers. My son is going to be 8 months next week and he can only roll the easy way (tummy to back and half way for back to tummy). He crawls a couple steps then does the worm crawl. He started pulling himself up and walking along the couch his week and now he is trying to pull up onto the couch. I'm only telling you all this because none of my two older boys could do the crawling, pulling up, or walking around holding onto things at 8 months. All kids are different and will move at their own pace. I do know that sometimes when a child's motor skills are through the roof they might take longer to talk. One thing I tried that helped my older boys learn to craw was a blow up tube for infants that they can put their tummies on and shake or what ever their little minds can think of helped with getting my two older boys to crawl. Another thing you could do is put something he really wants that he isn't allowed to have out of his reach such as a phone, newspaper, etc. Good Luck!

Christine - posted on 11/20/2010

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My baby isn't crawling yet either! She does this kind of army crawl flat on her belly. She can get up on her hands and knees but doesn't seem to want to go anywhere like that =) My mom told me that I didn't really crawl either that I just stood up and started walking one day so I am not too worried. I figure they will either crawl when they are ready or get up and walk =)

Theresa - posted on 11/19/2010

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i really wouldn't worry if i were you. i am on baby number three and my youngest is eight and a half months as well. my oldest daughter who is now five and sharp as a tack didn't even start sitting up on her own until she was nine months. she didn't start to crawl until a year and didn't start to walk until fifteen months. the doc said it was fine, that every child has his/her own pace. if you want to encourage your child to crawl, give him/her more tummy time. :)

Nikki - posted on 11/19/2010

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Riley crawled at 5 months. your little man will crawl when hes ready hes not behind or anything. i gave riley alot of tummy time and put things infront of him.

Jennel - posted on 11/18/2010

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There is nothing wrong with him they will do it when there ready no point in pushing it just enjoy your time where he is sitting still My dd bumshuffled till 9 months then leart to crawl and my son who is nearly 8 months is comando crawling right now so who knows when he will properly crawl or if he even will i do like that its only the lowest level i have to worrie about right now. There is no point in forsing them to do somthing they are not ready to do.

Gayle - posted on 11/18/2010

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My daughter isn't crawling yet either.... She just rolls where ever she wants to go.

Michelle - posted on 11/16/2010

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One thing that helped us get him scooting along is putting him in the crawl position & keep doing it

Michelle - posted on 11/16/2010

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My son is crawling already, and now trying to pull himself up on his way to standing. Every baby is different, don't get discouraged. He'll crawl when he's ready. My nephew skipped crawling & went straight to walking (with some assistance of course).. My friends baby is 10 months old & still is not crawling. My little man does high five, wave hi & bye (on his terms) just can't believe how much he's changed in the last 7 months. :)

Ambyr - posted on 11/16/2010

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I wouldnt worry about it. My son is 8 months old and JUST started getting into the crawling possition. I asked my doc about it when I took him in to get his needles and she said that boys take a little longer then girls sometimes.

Adrianna - posted on 11/16/2010

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Allison is almost 8 months and she just started semi crawling, every baby is different and crawling isnt really a mile stone, some babies never crawl and just skip right to walking

Lisa - posted on 11/15/2010

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my daughter is 8 months and she isnt crawling yet. if she wants something she rolls to it so now that she knows that rolling is going to get her where she wants to go i dont know if she will crawl lol silly babies its crazy how different they all are.:)

Becky - posted on 11/15/2010

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my son started scooting around 5 months and was crawling at 6 months, 10 days.... now he's working on walking

thing is... you can't really compare your son to others... i was an infant teacher at a preschool for a long time and believe it or not.. some kids never even crawled... they'd just start cruising and walking...
do you do tummy time alot?

starting when Micah was only 4 days old, i started him on tummy time 15 minutes at a time... 5 times a day.,,, it built a lot of arm stregnth..

Jennifer - posted on 11/15/2010

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The average age to start crawling is between 7-10 months. Of course some crawl sooner, and some just go straight to walking. If you're really worried about his development you can always ask your dr. at his next visit. I bet he's just taking his sweet time. :-D

Melissa - posted on 11/15/2010

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My son is 8 mths and shows no interest..we just tried with him and he face planted hard core on the hardwood floors I felt so bad for trying to force him! We lay him down on his knees and put toys far away but he just shimmies on his belly to it...then we have tried sitting him up and having him reach for the toy and he does end up on his knees but not crawling! He loves to stand and walk arounf though!

Nicole - posted on 11/15/2010

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my son started by pulling himself around with his arms, like an army crawl, then he went to crawling. he was about 5 or 6 months

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