My baby is 8 Months still doesn't crawl???

Amanda - posted on 05/28/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My Baby is already sitting by herself but she doesn't seem to want to crawl... is that normal???

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Sarah - posted on 05/28/2009

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totally normal! my eldest never crawled, just pulled herself along on her tummy, then skipped to walking. my youngest never crawled, but she shuffled along on her bum!! every baby is different so don't worry! :)

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Yep. Totally fine at 8 months. My son is just a few weeks older than your little girl, and he's just starting to crawl. He crawled a few feet over to me today, which was awesome! As long as your daughter doesn't have significant delays in other areas, it is nothing to worry about. Some babies never crawl anyway - they just skip right to walking.

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yeah i think that fine... my daughter was such a little stubborn little child that she didnt actually start fully crawling until she was 11 months old...she had no interest in crawling what so ever. she was perfectly content sitting in one place, and if she deicded that she needed to move she scooted on her bum. and she started taking steps when she was about 13 months old... but not fully walking until she was 15 months old..... she was perfectly content not crawling/walking... ha.

Loretta - posted on 05/31/2009

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my daughter is 9 1/2 months and she doesnt crawl! the only thing she does is sits up unaided and stands while holding onto things!
all children are different, they do different things at different ages, so dont be worried

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Its totally normal. My son is 9 months and he started sitting at 4 months, tummy/army crawling at 6 months and standing at 7 months...all while not crawling. One day he just started crawling but we almost thought he was gonna skip it because he was more interested in sitting and standing. He's only been crawling for around 2-3 weeks

Fia - posted on 05/31/2009

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each baby does their own thing. at that age i woudn't worry- my son is 15months and still won't crawl!!! he refuses to sit too, although he can. he gets up on all fours and rocks, but thats all. so i don't think you have anything to worry about, although i do understand what its like to be unsure if things are ok. i got very worried with my son, but i have realised now that when he does things is up to him.

Zoe - posted on 05/31/2009

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my little girl didnt crawl till 10 months she never even treid before that and just got up and did it out of the blue. she did the same with walking at 14 and a half months she just took her time. waited till she knew she could do it. :)

Sally - posted on 05/30/2009

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my daughter didnt crawl until 12 months she only crawled for 3 weeks before she took her first steps! i remember being so worried becaue she wouldnt crawl but they decicid when the time is right for them ! you have nothin to worry about!

Jessie - posted on 05/30/2009

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Don't worry my son is 9mths and still doesn't crawl, he tries but he preffers 2 roll everywhere. Every baby is different some crawl early, some late, some never they just skip crawling and go straight into walking.

Charlie - posted on 05/29/2009

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dont worry each child is differant and have differant methods of getting around and will start at differant ages , just make sure when your child does start crawling you dont rush them into walking , crawling is extremely important for your childs gross motor ( large muscle ) development and co-ordination it even strengthens cognitive ( thinking ) development so have fun, and enjoy it will all happen sooner than you know !

Courtney - posted on 05/29/2009

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My daughter did this "ninja roll" thing until she was like 10 months!! It was SO funny!! She would just roll, then lift her head, scoot to aim in a new direction, and then roll again!! She did that from about 7 months on, I thought that she was just going to do that and then walk, but then one day she started crawling!! She was about 10 maybe 11 months. She didn't walk until like 12 or 13 months. I say don't worry about it.

User - posted on 05/29/2009

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My daughter didnt start crawling till she was 91/2 months old. She didnt start walking until she was 14 months old. I was always worried about it and her doctor would assure me that she was perfectly fine. Give it time, they will take off and then you'll be thinking. Ah remember when they just laid in one spot and i didnt have to chase them around! Good luck!

Danialle - posted on 05/29/2009

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DONT WORRY! My son was 9 months before he did anything that resembled a crawl and finally got it down at 10 months. He is almost 11 months now and crawls around like crazy! I think he may walk soon too!

Chasidi - posted on 05/29/2009

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My oldest DD never crawled...she rolled everywhere and she could roll just as fast as my niece (2 months older than DD) would crawl. She started walking at 9-10 months and is now 6 years old. It will either happen when she's ready or she might just start walking without ever crawling.

Lauren - posted on 05/29/2009

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It's fine, don't worry about it. I didn't learn to crawl until my little brother came along and taught me... We were 11 months and 28 days apart! I turned out fine, so don't worry about it. It'll happen eventually!

Tray - posted on 05/29/2009

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nothing to worry about my 8 month old girl only crawls backwards a little at the moment and rolling around, she can sit up but not crawl forwards yet they will do it in their own time.

Nicola - posted on 05/28/2009

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My young didnt walk till she 10/11 months. They do things at their own pace, i wouldn't worry xx

Sara - posted on 05/28/2009

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my baby is 7 months, she has no interest in crawling, she just wants to stand up permantly, she rolls around the floor to get to things, she can even change her angle. i have been told it is completly normal for a baby not to crawl and just go straight to a walk, i wouldn't worry, just let her do what she wants.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/28/2009

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Yeah, I wouldn't worry, my first son didn't crawl until he was 9 months and even then it wasn't a crawl, more of a weird inchworm thing he did that only lasted about 2 weeks anyway, because he took off walking as soon as he pulled himself into a standing position.
And my second son crawled at 8 months and didn't walk til he was 13 months. Every kid is different.

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