Krista - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
My son is 10.5 months and has been scooting (army crawl) along the floor now for a good couple of months, but does not crawl on all fours. The only thing is when he 'scoots' along he pushes off with his right leg & drags the left leg. My in-laws tell me I should be concerned that if he doesn't crawl before he walks that means there may be problems. They insist it is a developmental milestone (something to do with moving the arms & legs making the right & left sides of the brain working together) and he MUST crawl the proper way before he walks. He has had no real developmental problems up to this point (he sits without support, grabs objects with both hands, uses his arms and legs equally, rolls over both ways, stands on her legs if supported) and my pediatrician doesn't seem concerned. Until their recent visit, I wasn't overly concerned thinking he would eventually go from scooting to crawling, but now I am VERY worried that since he has been scooting along for so long that he may not crawl the traditional way & that he may have 'learning disabilities" later. Should I be concerned? What to do?? Please offer any advice you can. Thanks!!!!