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Learning To Crawl

Emma - posted on 12/30/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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When should a baby be crawling by?
My daughter is 6 months now but everytime i put her on her belly
(several times a day) she just crys and hates it!
I try to distract her with toys and playing with her but she just wont have it.
Any ideas people? thanks x

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Caitlin - posted on 12/30/2010

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My daughter is 10 months old and still isn't crawling (she likes rolling, her older sister never crawled either, she bottom shuffled). Every baby is different and I wouldn't worry..

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Tiffany - posted on 12/30/2010

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My daughter HATED belly time lol. She didn't crawl until she was about 8, maybe 8 1/2 months. I thought she would never crawl and then she started walking at 10 1/2 months which I never expected that early. Every baby is different and they do it in their own time. =)

Sarah - posted on 12/30/2010

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My son hated being on his tummy for the longest time. He finally got the hang of being on his tummy & started scooting backwards first (probably around 7 1/2 months or so). He started officially crawling a week before he turned 8 months.

Elfrieda - posted on 12/30/2010

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My son was 8 1/2 months before he started to learn to crawl, then pushed himself around backwards (we have no carpet) for a month before learning how to do it. He was a bit behind the other babies that I know, but not by a lot. It doesn't matter, really, there's a huge range of normal. He hated tummy time too, and I think that's why it took him so long.

Momma - posted on 12/30/2010

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I want to say my daughter was about 8 months before she was crawling. Could even be a little older. I wouldn't worry too much. If she doesn't start in a few months then maybe ask her ped about it.

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