Crawling

Katt - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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What is the average age that babies start crawling. My daughter is almost 8 months and is showing no signs that she wants to become mobile anytime soon. Don't get me wrong I can definitley wait for the day that she starts crawling but like any mother I am a bit worried about her developmental progress, she's been early with everything else, she rolled over when she was 3 weeks old and got her first tooth at 4 months and was also sitting at 4 months so I was kinda expecting her to be early with everything else too.

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Nikii - posted on 09/13/2009

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My son was quite early he started to crawl at about 61/2 months but his friend is 5 weeks younger than him and has only just started to crawl at nearly 12months old. Every child is different and will do it when they are ready.

Sarah - posted on 09/13/2009

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My son was about 7 months and my daugther was about 10 months but not too long after that she started walking. She was a big baby but once she was able to pull herself up she started walking. My son crawled forever it seemed like he didn't start wlaking until 12 months. So every baby is different I wouldn't worry about unless your doctor says something. Just put you daughter down on the floor and encourage her to crawl.

Firebird - posted on 09/13/2009

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My daughter didn't crawl until between 9-10 months. All babies are different.

Ginette - posted on 09/13/2009

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My daughter has been behind on just about everything - except growing (she's been 95th % weight for the longest time). She sat up before she rolled over at 6 months. She took to scooting/bouncing along on her bum for a while to get around. Now at 1 week shy of 10 months, she's finally army crawling. She can get onto her hands & knees okay, but always falls to her tummy before starting to crawl. I blame most of the lateness of these skills on the fact that she refused to spend any time on her tummy until she was well over 7 months. Even when she learned to roll over she would cry when she ended up on her belly. Now she rolls and army crawls everywhere. She can stand really well holding onto things and walks a bit if I'm holding her arms. Your baby will learn to do things eventually - I just you just have to be patient. There's a wide range of "normal" for many of these skills. Dont' get too concerned until she's out of the far end of the range ans till hasn't accomplished things.

Lanie - posted on 09/13/2009

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My husband's brother skipped the crawling stage as a baby. He did almost everything expected -except crawl- straight to walking. He seems pretty normal to me.

My baby didn't crawl that much when he was little, he was more interested in pulling himself up. When he eventually got a hold of getting up on his own, he went back to the crawling stage.

You could encourage her by putting a toy in front of her and let reach for it. Or maybe she's just not ready to start moving around.

Katt - posted on 09/13/2009

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I do realize that but she doesn't even roll anymore, She'll roll over at night in her crib and occasionally roll to get a toy she can't reach. It's almost like she's become lazy. My boyfriend goes away to work and when he's not home I try to encourage her to play on her own and that she doesn't always need me there to play with her as I do need to get things done and she usually does pretty good with it but when he's home he always picks her up as soon as she makes the littlest noise... her leg strength is good but when I stand her up she doesn't attempt to walk lol.. I'm just a bit concerened that she isn't trying to become mobile in any way not even scooting, rolling, crawling anyway lol

Lauren - posted on 09/13/2009

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My son was 9 months before he started crawling. I thought he was going to skip crawling and go straight to walking but he finally started. He rolled at 6 weeks and sat up at 5 months.

Wendy - posted on 09/13/2009

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Katt, every baby does things on their own. If your baby has done everything else on time or early I wouldn't worry. My daughter did a lot of rolling to be mobile and did very little in the crawling stage. She has grown into a VERY independent child who does thing when and how she wants. Some children skip crawling all together and go straight to walking. If you baby sits up, how is the strength in her legs? Maybe she would prefer to walk upright like she sees you do. There are ways you can encorage crawling, but some think it's cruel. Putting things intentionally just out of reach and making the distance further and further to teach them to reach and move to it. Another is how often is she held or carried? Is she given the opportunity to do it on her own? If you're hitting the mark on everything else, don't worry. Your baby will do it in her own time. :)

Gina - posted on 09/13/2009

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My daughter was the same way with being ahead on other things. Crawling however was not her thing. She started at 8 1/2 months and was walking at 9 1/2. My son started crawling probably about 8 months and walking at 10 months. Every child is different, maybe you daughter wants to be a walker too!

Julie - posted on 09/13/2009

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I am not sure what the average age is for crawling, but I would not worry yourself too much. She will do it when she is ready. My son was early with a lot of things.......rolling all over the place at 3 months, sitting by 4 months, pulling up and cruising around 6 months. He did not crawl until the day he turned 9 months and did not end up walking until he was almost 15 months (I think that he had realized that he was already mobile and able to get where he wanted, so not as eager to try.

Mico - posted on 09/13/2009

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I've heard some babies skip the crawling stage and go straight to walking. My chiropractor who specializes in infants told me crawling is important for the proper development of the curves in the back. Keep encouraging your baby to crawl by putting toys just out of reach.

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