Almost 9 month old boy not crawling?

Sulandre - posted on 04/30/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Is it normal for my almost 9 month old son not to crawl as yet? I try to encourage him with tummy time, etc, but still nothing... Do I just need to let it take it's course, or must I try to encourage him in some why - and how? He sits upright and moves his body back & forth, but no other sign of crawling. Or am I just a paranoid 1st time mommy.? LOL :-)

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/30/2015

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It is totally normal. Definitely practice tummy time to get those neck muscles strong, but it may not encourage him to crawl. My son NEVER crawled, and went straight to walking at about 14 months. Some babies don't ever crawl. Milestones are set as a guide of what you CAN expect, not necessarily what you SHOULD expect. My daughter did crawl, more like scooted with one leg pulling her from the front, and the other leg kinda tucked under her tush. She cruised also quite a bit, but did not really start walking unassisted by furniture or walls until about 15 months. Every child is different.

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