My 8th month old is still not crawling anyone else having this problem?

April - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My Daughter is 8 months old, and she absolutely hates being on her tummy for very long periods of time...I still try and put her on her tummy atleast once a day, but it's not working. So many babies her age are already crawling and some even standing up, i'm worried she will be so behind if she doesn't start crawling soon, so any suggestions on how to help??

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Wendy - posted on 04/28/2010

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all babies move at there own speed and some do not crawl at all and just go straight to walking.if you want to help her to crawl you can help her by putting her on her knees and lifting her hips into a crawling position and that might help.Good Luck!

Zara - posted on 04/28/2010

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hiya hun don't worry 2 much as every baby is different and my little girl is 8 month's aswell and she is not crawling yet either! just keep trying her on the floor etc my other little girl was the same but she was walking early and my little boy he crawled early but was late walking,she will do it when she's ready hun x

Roxana - posted on 04/28/2010

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My son will be 9 months next week and he doesn't have any intention to crawl. Until a month ago, he wouldn't stay on his tummy, either; but I made a routine to spend time with him on the floor for ten minutes at that time. Then, we got him an exorceser. It also took some time to him used to spend time standing up.
Remember that some kids don't crawl. Don't panic, yet. Some kids take longer. I hope this help you :)

Daphne - posted on 04/28/2010

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My little man was exactly the same!! I didnt think he was ever going to crawl.... He was almost 9 months when he started crawling and he only ever really crawled comarndo!! But funiture walking followed very soon after then he started walking at 1 year 1 week.. So even though he was a late crawler he still walked at an average age!! I think that every baby is different and they do things at there on pace, some babies dont crawl and just get up and walk!! I'm sure your little girl will be crawling soon :) My little man is now 2 and half the time I wish he'd just sit still LOL :-p

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Please don't worry. Not all babies crawl. Or maybe they only do an army crawl. My son hated tummy time too. He preferred bouncing in the jumperoo and ran all over the house in his walker. He never crawled. He went straight to walking at 10 months. I never worried about the crawling. I thought it was more important for him to strengthen his legs by bouncing and jumping.

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