What can I do..

Angela - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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What can I do to get Devin(6months) to start crawling..ive tried placing him on his belly and on his hands and knees, but he just dont want to do any of it, he just wants to sit. Is this normal?

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Casey - posted on 09/05/2009

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Mine didn't start crawling till nine months, and started walking on her first b-day. as carla said, be grateful he can't move for a few more weeks!!

Carla - posted on 09/04/2009

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It's the same with everything really. Every child is different. My son was 7 or 8 months when he started crawling, walking at 10. But my niece scooted on her butt and never did crawl and didn't even start walking until 14 months. Some are stubborn, others are just moving at their own pace. Enjoy the fact that he isn't moving while you can! I can't keep up with mine lol

Ashley - posted on 09/04/2009

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my son was 8 1/2 months old before he started crawling. he'd get up on all fours and rock back and forth. i knew he was about to go at anytime so i took his fav toy and put it infront of him and then that was it. he will crawl when he's ready. he's still young

Michelle - posted on 09/04/2009

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His only six months, my daughter is 9 months and has only just started to crawl. He will do it when he wants to and not before. I never really encouraged it she learned to sit unaided at 6 months then started getting herself on her tummy from a sitting position then she slowly started to crawl and now she is like a little tornado going from room to room. I miss the days of her just happily sitting and playing with her toys. Just enjoy this stage as he will be crawling before you know it and you will never be able to sit down and drink a warm cup of tea again.

Angela - posted on 09/04/2009

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well he throws these fits and throws himself backwards and scoots on his back and in a walker he goes backwards just nothing forward or crawling.. he seems to be catching on to everything all too quickly but crawling..

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He'll motor when he's ready. My Son didn't really start crawling until 6-7months. He proped himself up and such but just didn't get that foward motion down. Some kids skip crawling all together and go straight to walking as well! Maybe Devin will go that route!

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