not crawling

Tracy - posted on 02/17/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if anyone has a little one still not crawling. My son rolls everywhere, he gets wherever he wants this way. He doesn't even attempt crawling. Every once in a while he will stay on his hands and knees, but will shortly lower onto his tummy, Maybe rolling is his way of crawling :)

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Kayla - posted on 03/10/2011

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my daughter will be 10 months and she wont crawl and will roll a little from back to stomach but gets mad once she is on her stomach the doctor said it was fine

Raven - posted on 03/09/2011

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My daughter was 9 months on the 20th and she just started crawling yesterday. (3-8) She started with crawling with half her body.. Then the army crawl.. Then she flew across the floor doing the army crawl to get a bottle of dr. Pepper..

Melissa - posted on 03/01/2011

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My little guy army crawls for the most part and has for about 2 months. Every once in a while, he'll "normal" crawl, but not if he's in a hurry. He's pretty damned quick with the army crawl! I think he's going to skip "normal" crawling and go straight to walking as he already walks around furniture and pulls himself up on anything he can.

As mentioned, walkers, jumperoos and jolly jumpers are only good in small doses. Believe me, I have all 3 so I'm not advocating against them. I have a friend who is an Occupational Therapist and works closely with Physio Therapists and the consensus seems to be that the jumpers, ect don't allow the foot to flatten properly, encouraging kids to be up on their toes which can result in tightening of the tendons. This leads to an inability to flatten the foot and walk normally while not in a walking aid. Food for thought!

Jennifer - posted on 02/27/2011

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My son crawled a few days after 8 months. I used to set him up on his hands and knees and move them for him... if he fell I would support his rear end (thats what he always dropped) by kneeling behind him and putting his feet against my knees and pulling up on his waist line to hold him in the crawling position. He is 8m3w6d and pulls himself up and walks assisted (like holding onto the coffee table or couch). He still loves his jumper and walker, crawling is tiring and sometimes he wants mobility without much effort.

At my sons 6 month check up, his doctor said IF he does crawl he should be doing it by his 9 month check up because a lot of babies don't crawl. They roll and then one day just walk. I wouldn't worry.

Irene - posted on 02/26/2011

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Nice to hear that your son has started trying to crawl Tracy! My daughter doesn't crawl, nor get up on her hands and knees on her own yet. She rolls, but doesn't do so to really get around. She likes to stand though! Mommies, all we can do is provide them with plenty of opportunities, and encourage them, but let them figure out how to crawl in their own time :-)

Raven - posted on 02/26/2011

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It lets her move around and explore with out me having to worry about her getting into anything.. My oldest daughter didnt crawl at all.. She started walking at 15 months. I just dont want to miss the experiance of crawling.. But no one should 'speed up' the baby process.. It happens when it happens..

Tracy - posted on 02/26/2011

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As long as they are not used as "babysitters" and parents do not rely on them for teaching physical skills, there is nothing wrong with walkers or jumpers. Also, just because a child does not reach a physical milestone by a certain date does not mean that they need some physical therapy. I don't see why anyone would want to "speed up" what will happen when the child is ready (unless other factors are involved). Since my original post, my son has now started trying to crawl and will when he is ready.

Petra - posted on 02/26/2011

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Raven, I know she probably loves her walker but all these walkers and jumping things are not that good for motoric development. All they need is floor and some support to eventually stand up to

Claire - posted on 02/26/2011

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My Son Rian is 9months since thursday and isn't crawling or rolling, all he wants me to do is walk holding his hand. Then he gets annoyed when i hold his hands, he doesnt realise that if i let go of his hand he will fall flat on his face.Any ideas on how to get him to craw?...

Raven - posted on 02/25/2011

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My daughter wont crawl either. They said she's strong enough to crawl she's just not doing it.. She rolls when i put her on the floor. Or she just cries till we get her.. I dont understand why she cant crawl when she can stand up and run in her walker.

Liz - posted on 02/24/2011

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My daughter was born May 8th. She is also a "roller". She has just in the last 2 days started getting on to all fours and then laying back down. She can get from sitting to laying and from laying to sitting (just today!!) I asked the doctor about it. He said she was perfectly normal! You only hear stories about babies doing things so early because those parents brag a ton about it. No one wants to hear about babies doing things in the normal time frame :) If he is not crawling by a year, that is when you might start to worry.

Petra - posted on 02/23/2011

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Hi, I have twin boys, one of them "commando crawls" on his belly and the other one is just starting to push himself up on all fours. I just had today people from Early Intervention program at home, they did boys' evalution and they will get free physical therapy to "speed things up". You can contact public health department - early intervention department in county where you live, it's a great, free program, they help with all areas of development and you get to know your child even better. Plus they come to your home, so it's very convenient :))

Kelly - posted on 02/21/2011

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hi, my daughter is 10 months on the 8th and has only just mastered crawling, she use to get up on her hands and knees and flop back down i just left her to and got on with jobs around the house, then one morning i went in the kitchen turned round and she was there lol, all children learn at different times, you never know they may walk before they crawl x

Chantel - posted on 02/20/2011

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My son will be 9 months on the 22 and he too is not crawling as yet. He is commando crawling (dragging himself with his arms and using his legs to push) but not actually crawling. He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks then drops back to his tummy. I got told by the nurse that he may not crawl at all and as long as he is getting around it doesnt matter. I am glad that there are other children around the same age doing similar things.

Sarah - posted on 02/20/2011

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It's perfectly normal. Not all babies crawl (though getting on his hands and knees is a start) but as long as they are finding a way to get around then it's fine. My daughter will be nine months in a week and she is not crawling yet either.

Carolyn - posted on 02/19/2011

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I was just about to post this question on here too. My daughter will be 9 months on the 21st and is not crawling yet either. She is like your son in that she gets on her hands and knees briefly but then lowers to the floor (she just started to do this within the last couple days). She pushes herself backwards while on her belly propped up by her arms but has no forward motion. She is an expert roller like your son. She also prefers to hold our hands and walk to get places. I think she may skip crawling all together.

Heather - posted on 02/18/2011

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My son will be nine months on the 27th he too rolls everywhere. He doest get up on his hands and knees. He will do one orthe other but not both at the same time. I tried putting him in the crawl position and he just cried so I let it go. So you are not alone and Im glad to know that neither am I.

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