9 month old wont crawl

Teri-Lyn - posted on 06/11/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my son doesnt like to be on the lying down, i know he can sit up by himself but he cries until i sit him up or stand him up, he hasnt tried pulling himself up to stand n he cant get himself up on his hands n knees. i've tried putting him on his hands n knees n he just whined.

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Rebecca - posted on 06/11/2009

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my son was a scooter...he didn't crawl until he was 11 months old but he scooted everywhere before that around 7 months he started and then he was walking around his first birthday. just keep doing tummy time and try leaving him in a different room while you do cleaning or something. no matter how much he cries don't go in to get him. this is how we got our son to be mobile and he learned to scoot. we were fine with it and he got the things he wanted. good luck:)

Shawna - posted on 06/11/2009

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My 1st son didn't crawl until he was 1 year old. He didn't walk until he was 19 months old. He got around a little bit but he never put things in his mouth, he didn't crab everything and anything he could get his hands on like typical babies. What im getting at is if you have any worry at all go get him checked out by a pediatrician. I then learned my son had autism (very mild)
Maybe also he might have hypotonia which is low muscle tone children with this are floppy and very flexible. I dont want to worry anyone. you know ur child best and if u have any worrys at all i would go see a doctor better safe than sorry.

Nikki - posted on 06/11/2009

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My son didn't learn to crawl until after he walked, he didn't like to be on his tummy and one day when he was only 8 1/2 months old he decided to start walking. It was crazy because he couldn't get from laying to sitting or sitting to standing yet so I had to be ther to pickc him up all the time or he would get very upset. He finally learned to crawl at about 10 months but crawls on one foot and one knee...it looks hilarious. A physiotherapist said to put him over my shin or thigh and have his arms on one side and his legs on the other to get him use to being in the crawling position and it seemed to help my son because he still felt supported. Good luck!

Marie - posted on 06/11/2009

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My daughter also never crawled on all fours. She did the army crawl on her belly but then starting walking and then running shortly after that. She also rolled all over the place. They all develop at different times and differently.

Darci - posted on 06/11/2009

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My daughter crawled at a very early age. My son, however, didn't ever crawl. He went straight from sitting up to just walking one day. He didn't have any interrest in standing or pulling up, and just one day, I went in to the living room, and BAM he was walking from the couch to the tv. He was a little over 12 mos old. Good luck!

Christy - posted on 06/11/2009

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My friend's son never crawled on all fours either. He did like an army crawl instead. I read in my baby book that not all babies crawl. Some times they skip that step and just walk. Best of luck!

Fia - posted on 06/11/2009

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i know the feeling- my son is 16 months and REFUSES whatsoever to sit! he has just learned this past week to crawl, though isn't very fast yet. i just let my son do what he wanted and eventually he got up on all fours.am still waiting for the sitting. i would guess that maybe your baby isn't ready to really try- something i found good was to leave it totally for a while and then go back to it after a couple of weeks- maybe that would help?

Fia - posted on 06/11/2009

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i know the feeling- my son is 16 months and REFUSES whatsoever to sit! he has just learned this past week to crawl, though isn't very fast yet. i just let my son do what he wanted and eventually he got up on all fours.am still waiting for the sitting. i would guess that maybe your baby isn't ready to really try- something i found good was to leave it totally for a while and then go back to it after a couple of weeks- maybe that would help?

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