Will she ever start to crawl?

Kaddie - posted on 08/17/2011 ( 25 moms have responded )

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Ok my daughter is now 5 months old. She hates being on her stumach. The longest she has ever been on her stumach is 5 minutes. She starts to screaming and crying when she is left on the floor. My husband and I got her a walker and she loves to be in it. She can move around in it, she goes backwards and farward sometimes. Will she ever start to crawl even thought she hates being on her stumach.

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Jessica - posted on 08/18/2011

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my daughter, now 2 1\2, didnt start crawling until she was 13 months ( and then walking a month later), i asked my health visitor and she said that aslong as she was walking by 17 months there was nothing to worry about. so dont worry!!!!!!!!!

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Kaddie - posted on 09/29/2011

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My daughter still isn't crawling but she can now stand up while holding on to things.

Kaddie - posted on 09/15/2011

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Ok today im washing my daughter things so she has no choice but be on the floor and she dislikes it so much she has started to make hers gag and throw up.

Jamie - posted on 09/08/2011

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Most babies I have known do not like tummy time at first, but if you stay consistant with it just for a little bit each day she will learn to love it and be crawling in no time!! Tummy time is very important in the life of a baby so don't give up. It helps develope tons of important muscles for example and babies do get used to it. Stay strong :)

Kaddie - posted on 09/06/2011

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My lil girl will be 6 months tomorrow. She still hates tummy time. I still try and put her on her tummy every day. She rather be in her walker. She is now running all over in it. Im not as stressed anymore because she loves being in her walker and if thats what she wants then im ok with it.

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Gabby didn't like being on her stomach. I would lay down and put her on my chest facing me to make it better for her until she got use to it. She never really did though. She skipped crawling and went right to walking at 9 months.

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my daughter used to hate being on her tummy as well. She's scream and scream but I knew that's the way she was going to learn to crawl and kept putting her on her tummy for about 5-10 minutes every day and I'd just deal with the screaming then one day she didn't cry at all and LOVES being on her tummy...she actually hates her walker now because she'd rather be on her tummy and crawling around! She is now 61/2 months old and started crawling at 5 1/2 months (she's very small so I think that's why she crawled so early. That and after she got used to being on her tummy I couldn't get her off her tummy!)

Chelsey - posted on 09/02/2011

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My youngest daughter hated tummy time so i just stopped doing it cause all she did was scream and smash her face into the floor. She never did crawl but she did a bum scoot thing for a 3 or 4 months and then walked at 13 months. I wouldnt worry too much if she doesnt like being on her stomach and wont crawl she'll figure out another way to get around

Kaddie - posted on 09/02/2011

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I have tried everything i could think of while she is on her stomach. She just doesnt like it. I have tried letting her cry for a few minutes, she just starts crying even more. I have tried laying a blanket down, putting her toys out in front of her, even laying with her and playing with her doesnt help. She would rather be in her walker all day.

Abby - posted on 08/30/2011

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the more you do belly time even if it is for just a couple minute each time but several time a day they get use to it. My first son was the same way. He was crawling at 5 1/2 months and walking by 8 1/2 months. Eventually they get over it. There crying because they are fustrated, sometimes letting them cry for a couple minutes they calm down and then they realise they like it.

Kaddie - posted on 08/23/2011

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thanks everyone for yall feed back. @shaylynn-my daughter does the same thing when she is on her stumach. shell get her but in the air and start to fuss when she cant move. she can get around pretty well in her walker and prefurs it that way. so i put her on her stumach about twice a day for about 5 to 10 minutes that is about as long as she lets. But im ok with if she doesnt crawl. If thats how she wants to do then im going to be by her side holding her hand all the way.

Shaylynn - posted on 08/23/2011

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Maybe NOT. My oldest crawled for almost 10 mths, she didnt want to walk. And my youngest who is almost 4 never crawled. So i did the same thing, I got her a saucer/walker. She could only get her but up in the air on her stomach and would get frustrated in a matter of minutes. She went straight from her walker to walking, completely skipped the crawling stage all together.

Rebecca - posted on 08/18/2011

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all babies are different and having different growth/development rates. Dont worry she will eventually when she wants to get around somewhere. lay her on the floor and try and encourage her with something really exiting!

Stifler's - posted on 08/18/2011

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Logan used to spew every time I put him on his tummy. It didn't matter if it'd been 3 or 4 hours since he had anything to eat or drink.

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Five months is young to be crawling :). Every kid is different. My oldest crawled at 7mos, middle crawled at 11mos, and my lo is 7mos and only wants me stand oi ng her up and bouncing. Also once your baby starts.crawling be prepared!they can move fast :). enjoy your babies immobility right now!!!

Kaddie - posted on 08/18/2011

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I put her on her tummy every day. I even try playing with her and giving her toys. She is about to be six months old in a few weeks. I noticed that she likes to stand rather then laying on her tummy.

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She's only five months old. There is absolutely no reason to be worrying about crawling at this point. My oldest wasn't fond of tummy time and did her own little version at 9 months. Babies will do these things in their own time. I know it's easier said than done, but stop worrying and just enjoy the stage she is currently in.

Alicia - posted on 08/17/2011

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my daughter hated being on her stomach, she eventually crawled. and by 10 months was walking everywhere. it goes fast, and before you know it youre wishing to go back to pre crawling/walking days! :)

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some babies don't crawl, they just start walking. plus 5 months is early, most babies don't start crawling until 6-12 months

Lady Heather - posted on 08/17/2011

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My daughter hated it too. With a passion. She would just scream bloody murder, even if you played with her. She had a really hard time lifting her head because it was out of proportion with the rest of her body so she'd just lie there crying. It was really sad.

She did not crawl until she was 17 months old. I really didn't think she was going to or at least I thought she would walk first. It was quite the surprise.

Jenni - posted on 08/17/2011

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A lot of babies don't enjoy tummy time. My son was the same way. We practiced it a lot but once he learned to roll back over, he'd do it immediately after I laid him on his tummy. He still learned to crawl at 6 months.

Whereas my daughter didn't mind tummy time and spent a lot of time on her tummy but she still didn't crawl (army crawl) until 8 months and regular crawl until 10 months!

So they all do it on their own time.

You could try laying her on your tummy, tummy to tummy. Some babies prefer this position.

September - posted on 08/17/2011

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Our son did not enjoy tummy time at first either. However after a few times of doing it be grew to love it! Tummy time does play a role in learning to crawl, roll over and to eventually stand up. Tummy time also helps with gross and fine motor skills. I would lay on my tummy with our son. I would make funny faces or sing to him most times, this would help ease frustration. Some babies skip the crawling phase all together and jump right into walking. I would not worry if I were you however I would not cut out tummy time because it's important.

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