Crawling before walking

Meghann - posted on 12/25/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




my daughter is almost 8 months old and doesnt crawl. she hates being on her stomach. about 30 sec after being on her belly she will start crying until we sit her up or put her on her back. she stands great. she is starting to pull herself to a standing position. i think she will walk before she crawls. is there anything wrong with that? everyone who hears that she doesnt crawl is like she is lazy or she needs to crawl before walking. does it matter? or they tell me i need to put her down and not hold her so much. but she wont be a baby for much longer and wont want me holding her all the time like she does now. so is it going to affect her not crawling before walking? or is there something wrong and thats why she doesnt want to be on her stomach?


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Meghann - posted on 01/11/2012




So my daughter is 8 months and still refuses to crawl. But she started walking in her walker yesterday :)

Tara - posted on 12/25/2011




Neither of my girls crawled before they walked. If she is able to pull herself to standing then she already has pretty good core strength.

Some kids never crawl before they walk. Odds are the reason she doesn't want to be on her stomach is that she can't see as much from her tummy as she can when she sits or stands up.

I honestly wouldn't worry too much - sounds like she is just jumping into the next step to walking rather than crawling first.

Nikki - posted on 12/25/2011




She sounds just fine, don't worry about what other people think. People have so many opinions about how OTHER people should raise their children and it only gets worse from this age. Be confident in your own choices and smile and nod politely to all the know it alls!

Sherri - posted on 12/25/2011




None of my kids crawled before they walked. It isn't a problem. Some do and some don't. They went from sitting and just sliding on their butts to furniture walking to full blown walking.

Leah - posted on 12/25/2011




As long as the rest of the baby's development is on track I wouldnt worry about it too much. Alot of baby's walk before they crawl and turn out absolutely fine! But I would just keep encouraging her anyway!

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