My baby is 8 months & not Crawling!!! what can i do for him to crawl?

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Jodie - posted on 08/03/2009

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crawl around and show hin how its done i did that with my son it took a couple of weeks but he got there

Tasha - posted on 08/03/2009

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I wouldn,t worry. My daughter who is 3 now, walked before she crawled. She would scoot on her but and that was it. Affter she learned to walk she never looked back lol.

Sarah - posted on 08/03/2009

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my daughter is 8 and half months and still not crawling. she HATES being on her stomach and loves to sit up and be able to watch what is going on. she is also starting to try pulling herself up on things and she loves walking while holding onto your hands.



i think it depends on their personality and preference of position that determines when they crawl. if my daughter enjoyed being on her stomach maybe she would be crawling by now, but who knows.

User - posted on 08/03/2009

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Don't worry they all develop at different rates. My first didn't crawl til he was nearly 12 months and my second was nearly 10 months. Your baby will do it when he's ready:)

Amanda - posted on 08/03/2009

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Be patient. My son did not crawl until he was nine months old, but when he did he was up on furniture with in a week. Be grateful as hard as that is. He will go go go when he is ready.

Sarah - posted on 08/03/2009

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hey the best thing to do is when he wants to play with his toys put them in front of him where he cant reach them and make him reach, or even use a botte since we all know he probably wants that over a toy, the more they reach they will learn that the farther away you put it they will have to crawl or scoot to get it...hope it works for ya...sara and ty

Rhiannon - posted on 08/02/2009

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My son crawled at around 8 months. Prior to that he pulled himself round the mat with his hands. My mum tells me my sister never crawled, she bounced along on her bottom then got up and walked. (Funny to picture!) The advice I got given was that parents and family may have read the baby books, but the baby certainly didn't, and so they will do what they want when they want and not a moment before! Your son is a cutie! I like the picture.

User - posted on 08/02/2009

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thanks everyone its really frustrating when my family keeps on telling me that he should be crawling and rolling over again thank you so much for responding:)

Gemma - posted on 08/02/2009

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i agree with everyone dont worry my eldest son never crawled at all he started moving round on his bum at 1 but walked very soon after my baby started crawing at 8mths. All babys are diffrant. Tyler my youngest is obsessed by phones so i kepy leaving them on the floor so he went after that.

Laura - posted on 08/02/2009

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I woulnt worry either.... All children grow at different rates and some babies dont crawl at all, they go straight to walking.... My son started crawling early on, but my friends son didnt crawl and didnt crawl... Started to for about a month and then started walking the day after his first birthday.... So just be patient, and dont listen to the nay sayers who say your baby should be crawling already... He will crawl when hes ready

Liz - posted on 08/02/2009

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I wouldn't worry either. My son started crawling at 11 months old my daughter started to crawl at a 1. My twins were born at 33 weeks 6 days. But all babies develop differently all you can do is encourage them by pulling toys a bit farther away until he can get to them. It is frustrating but it'll happen before you know it.

Emma - posted on 08/02/2009

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My daughter only started crawling at about 10 months. To hep him abit put toys a little further away from him than he can reach and he will get the hang off moving to get to them. Be patient all babies develop differently. I wouldn't worry. Hope this helps

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