Will my son ever crawl?

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My baby is 11 months old and doesnt even army crawl. He wants to go go go so bad but just cant seem to get his body to agree with his mind. How do I keep from feeling down and depressed that he is so far behind...?

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Rita - posted on 07/18/2009

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Hi Chalahn,

What helped me was to always try to focus on Erik's achievements. Erik was my first baby, so maybe it helped that I had nobody ahead of him to compare with, but I was just excited every time he made his milestones. I can't say that I never compared or worried about whether he was on track as far as other kids, but I tried hard not to because Erik taught me that he WILL do things, but just in Erik's time, not mine or anyone else's.

Erik did the commando crawl (never made it to his knees for that) and he started walking on his own at 18 months.

Maybe it was just being comfortable with the idea that Erik will always be delayed with the things he learns to do. Getting my mind to be ok with that.

Good luck, and enjoy ;)

Rita

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Sherry - posted on 10/06/2009

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My son David turned a year Sept 16 and is now army crawling/ on knees half and half...i never thought we would get there...hang in there!

Kalyn - posted on 09/28/2009

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Just keept tellling yourself that there are some "typical" babies that aren't crawlling at that age!! Honest, I have a friend who cannot get her daughter to crawl! She rolls everywhere she wants to go! If you want to help him, we had some friends suggest using a blanket, to help hold the upper body to help build their upper body strenghth.

Amanda - posted on 09/18/2009

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Hello Chalahn!
Yes, he will!
Trust me, Vincent had lots of therapies to help him along the way, but he eventually got it when he was a year old.

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Hang in there. He will get it. My little guy is far behind physically but he seems to get more of the mental things. He sat up around 9 months, army crawled around 15 months, crawled regularly atr 20 months, just started bear crawling at 2 years 4 months, and is "close" to taking a few steps on his own. Best wishes to you and your family!

Beverly - posted on 07/29/2009

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My Ali didn't start crawling 'till about 14 months or so. She'll be two next week and still isn't walking, although she is cruising pretty well and can walk with a walker (it certainly save my back) I have two older typical children and I watch other children. It is hard when you compare them to the others, but just remember, this too will pass. He'll get it! I think it just makes the milestones so much sweeter!!

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My son will be two in two months and he didnt start army crawling until after he turned one, he still army crawls everywhere and has not attempted to stand on his own or walk. I do worry sometimes that he is so far behind, but just like everything else it will just happen when he is ready! I also have a typical 7 month old and he will soon be pasing his brother up, I think that is when it will be the hardest. Dont get too down, your son will do it when he wants to and not when anyone else thinks he should! That is what I keep telling myself too.

Kristine - posted on 07/23/2009

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It is hard not to compare your child with other kids, I know. My daughter is five and I still struggle with it sometimes, especially since her 3 year old brother is passing her in some ways. But he'll get it, don't worry. I don't remember when Karina crawled, but she mostly did the bear crawl on hands and feet and then walked at 2 years, 2 months.

Sheena - posted on 07/21/2009

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HI!! My daughter is now 8 and she is doing wonderful!! I had such a hard time with her being so much more behind than normal. My moms best friend had a little girl right after Hannah and she was always always ahead so it was hard!! Just don't let it get you down!! They are blessings and it will come!! When it does you will think why cant you just sit still!! My 8 year old wont stay off of things and has escaped from the backyard. So just know he is healthy and enjoy the quiet time while it lasts!! It wont last forever!! You are always welcome to write me!!

Rita - posted on 07/18/2009

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Hi Chalahn,

What helped me was to always try to focus on Erik's achievements. Erik was my first baby, so maybe it helped that I had nobody ahead of him to compare with, but I was just excited every time he made his milestones. I can't say that I never compared or worried about whether he was on track as far as other kids, but I tried hard not to because Erik taught me that he WILL do things, but just in Erik's time, not mine or anyone else's.

Erik did the commando crawl (never made it to his knees for that) and he started walking on his own at 18 months.

Maybe it was just being comfortable with the idea that Erik will always be delayed with the things he learns to do. Getting my mind to be ok with that.

Good luck, and enjoy ;)

Rita

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