Trouble with crawling...

Katy Lyn - posted on 03/22/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter is almost a year old. She will be 1 year on March 31st and is still not crawling. My county nurse said it's normal for some baby's to not crawl at this age but I cannot stop stressing about it. I have been working very hard on trying to help her be able to crawl and feel like a bad mother because she's not moving around yet. All my friends and family have baby's younger then her that are moving around. I'm just worried and need some kind of advice or tips so I don't stress so much. I've watched YouTube videos on helping and have tried a few things to help. She is able to get onto her hands and knees but just unable to actually move forward. I'm also the only one that's been working with her on this. Help me feel better someone please.


Amy - posted on 03/23/2013




My daughter didn't crawl till she was 14 months old and the next day decided she would rather walk then crawl. She did scoot around on her butt to get where she wanted to go.


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Julie - posted on 03/22/2013




Hey mama, try not to stress. first of all, new developmental studies say "crawling" is no longer a necessary stage of development.. Some babies go straight to walking!
But if she is already on all fours try to move, make it a fun and playful time. have her reach for a small toy to initiate advancement. if she falls over, just let her know shes ok to try again. another method is rocking back n forth on all four. Also, wind up toys that move around the floor are fun for baby to try and follow. Do this pre-crawl activity daily about 10-15 minutes , and she should be motoring by the end of the week. :).

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