shouldn't my child be crawling by now?

Jessica - posted on 02/29/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 10 months on march 4th and still is not crawling. every time i put her on her tummy she sits herself up right. should I be concerned?

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Kaitlin - posted on 02/29/2012

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nah, sounds fine. My first went straight to walking around 10 1/2 months, then crawled later. Both my boys learned to go from tummy to sit after they learned to crawl. Everyone is different. She probably does crazy things way before my kids ever did, and my boys probably did some things earlier than her. Totally normal. :)

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Sherri - posted on 02/29/2012

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None of my kids crawled they just went straight to walking so I wouldn't worry.

Bonnie - posted on 02/29/2012

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I agree Jessica that is a little stupid that her doctor is concerned that she is furniture walking, but not crawling. There are so many kids in this world who skip crawling completely. It doesn't mean that something is wrong.

Jessica - posted on 02/29/2012

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she scoots/crawls backwards. her dr is more concerned that she isn't pulling herself up on the furnature and taking a few step at 9 months than the fact that she isn't crawling. which is stupid.

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Does she find other ways to get where she wants to go? If so, I probably wouldn't worry since some kids never crawl. If you are concerned though it is worth asking her doctor about cuz he/she can check other motor skills to see if it's worth being evaluated or not.



My 14 month old nephew is starting to take a few steps here and there. He mostly 'crawls' though. I put it in quotes cuz while he CAN do the hand and knee crawl... 99% of the time he doesn't. He sits on his butt and moves himself around w/ one hand on the ground while the other hand is usually holding on to some toy. He looks like a little monkey. ♥ lol

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