Does my baby have to sit up before he can start to crawl?

Cheyenne Nicole - posted on 12/02/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son acts like he wants to crawl but he hasn't yet and i was wondering if he would have to sit up before he crawls?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/02/2012

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Well, help him strengthen himself. Help him sit up more often on his own. You can put a boppy around him to help support him, or sit behind him.

Cheyenne Nicole - posted on 12/02/2012

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He is almost 5 months. He acts like he is going to crawl by getting of on fours and pushing him self up, but he has not been able to sit up on his own yet. I'm not sure if maybe he is going to be able to crawl before he sits up or not.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/02/2012

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How old is he? If he does not sit up on his own yet, he probably is not strong enough to crawl. Sitting up takes a lot of muscles, and head control. He doesn't ever have to crawl in order to walk, but he certainly has to be able to support himself sitting up.

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