My son is 9 months old and has no interest in crawling. He used to get on his hads and knees and rock but now just worms around the house like anyother child who crawls. Is there something wrong with this?
Connie - posted on 06/06/2011
There are actually many styles of "crawling." Drawling is simply considered movement on the floor to get to an object or destination. The traditional, up on all 4s. Commando, which is using the arms one over the other and toes to push forward. Butt scoot, where the child sits and pushes forward with their arms to move them forward. Worming, where the child kind of gets up a little and throws himself forward. Rolling, they just roll everywhere. Etc... As long as he has a desire to get to something or somewhere he wants, and has devised his own method of doing so, then he's totally developmentally on track. Many children find what works for them and never move to traditional crawling.
Tamara - posted on 06/06/2011
Something to keep in mind is all children develop at their own pace they go forward and slide back as they do. Sometimes they start to go forward then decide to work on something else and the first thing gets sent to the back burner. So If it was me I wouldnt worry to much. If you are worried or see other developmental delays in addition to this talk to his dr, its better to be safe.
Amy - posted on 06/06/2011
No there is nothing wrong with it, he's developed a way to get around that works for him! My daughter scooted on her butt, my daughter was 14 months before she actually crawled, the day after she started crawling she started walking, they all do things at there own pace!
Stephanie - posted on 06/06/2011
Don't worry bout it think of it this way my so was 1 when he started crawling and he was 2 when he was walking so he will get there just have faith in him my son is fine and is doing everything he needs to now he is 6 years old.
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