at what age are most babies supposed to start crawling...

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Marcella - posted on 04/16/2009

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My son just turned 6 months old today and its been a lil over a week he has been propping up on his knees and rocking back and forth..he also props himself up in the formation he is going to do a headstand,his tushy up in the air and him up on his legs and the head down and he pushes forward and plops down to reach an item he is trying to grasp...it simply cracks you up in in chuckles when he does this...

Andi - posted on 04/15/2009

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here's a bit more from www.whattoexpect.com



You can encourage her to crawl by making sure she gets plenty of tummy time in a safe, open area (limit playpen or exersaucer time now) and by placing favorite toys a bit out of her reach.

Keep her safe by dressing her in long pants to protect her little knees. Also, be sure to remove breakables and choking hazards from her path. (It might help if you get on all fours to get a baby's eye view!) Once she's confident in her crawling skills, she'll be able to move fast, so don't leave her alone for a minute.

Capture her newfound independence on video!

Andi - posted on 04/15/2009

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My son is almost six months old and just in the past few days he has started scooting backward on his tummy and doing push-ups! It is so cute! Here is what they say on the what to expect when you're expecting website.



"Although most babies begin crawling around the eight- or nine-month marker, some start as early as six months, while others take their sweet time putting four on the floor. And then there are the ones who bypass crawling altogether — going straight from sitting up to standing to walking. Either way, it's not a cause for concern — crawling is not even included on most assessments of developmental progress. The exceptions: If she is also behind in other developmental areas (such as language, social interactions, or other motor skills), or if she is not able to use both sides of her body equally well, bring it up with her doctor. "



I would give your baby plenty of time each day to practice (Eli probably does about 10 minutes 3 times a day) and he/she will be off and running before you know it!

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