At what age do most babies begin to crawl?

Monica - posted on 12/03/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )




I have a 7month old lil girl, who seems to have no intrest in crawling.. should i be worried?


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Absolutely not! Mu daughter didn't crawl. She scooted on her bum until she felt like standing up. Worry if she doesn't pull up to standing or try to become mobile at all.


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Monica - posted on 12/17/2010




thank you everyone for the tips and thoughts, they mean alot.. she didnt start sitting alone till right b4 7months.. she pulls herself to standingif she is sitting on my lap, but it just worries me that she isnt crawling yet.

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The average age for crawling is around 9 months. My son didn't sit unaided until 8 months but crawled at 9 months and now at 12 months can walk with one hand and cruise. He can also walk with his push along walker so not long until he'll be running! Every baby is different so don't worry =)

Peita - posted on 12/05/2010




My first crawled at 10 months then walked at 14 months, my 2nd crawled at 7 months and walked at 12 months, my 3rd crawled at 11 1/2 months and is now 13 months old and cruising the furniture as well as pushing a walker around the house and she has let go for a couple of steps before she falls!! The longer they stay still, the better LOL!!!!

Jessica - posted on 12/05/2010




Every baby is different! My daughter held her head up for a couple seconds when I was still in the hospital with her (freaked me out actually haha). She was sitting up at 4 mths, doing the "commando crawl" at 5, and crawling at 5 1/2. She doesn't cruise though and is nowhere near starting to walk, will be 8 months on the 17th.

Melanie - posted on 12/05/2010




my Son crawled at 9.5mths & walked un-aided 3wks later!
1st Daughter had a stoke when she was about 4mths & this meant she couldnt weight bear on her R hand. she had a gorgeous little 1 handed bum-shuffle that she used from about 11 mths & walked at 18mths.....her paediatritian said its important for ALL children to crawl at least once, but its irrelevant at what age/stage (before or after walking) they do it (she crawled at 2.5yrs:D) & how many times they do it.
2nd Daughter is 8mths & has just started sitting, rolls wherever she needs to get to & doesnt look like she's going to crawl anytime
dont hurry ur bub up...enjoy knowing she will still b in the same room for more than 10mins, once they get moving they dont stop!!!

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Average is around 9 months. You can have a kid that crawls at 5 months, one that doesn't crawl til a year, or one that never crawls and they can all still be perfectly normal. If you are concerned, bring it up to your doctor, but otherwise.... don't worry about it and just enjoy your baby! :)

Sneaky - posted on 12/05/2010




In my experience most babies start crawling (and walking) when they want to! As long as she is holding her head up and getting lots of tummy time I think that it is too early to worry yet. :o)

Rae - posted on 12/04/2010




dont be worried, my little one is sitting without being supported and does a commando wiggle thing to get about and she has just turned 10mths

Christy - posted on 12/03/2010




Nope. Both my kids crawled and sat up at 9 months. Then both walked at 13 months.

Laura - posted on 12/03/2010




Most babies begin crawling around 9 months old. This is an average, however, as some babies crawl earlier and others learn later. Your daughter is a bit on the young side yet, so I wouldn't worry. If ever you have concerns about your child's development, you can always contact your doctor or pediatrician, too. Hope this helps!

Mothtoflame - posted on 12/03/2010




nope there is no typical age and some babies dont crawl at all just go straight from standing to walking or get along by side shuffling on their bum until they walk . typically it can be any thing between 6 - 11 months though i think . my son crawled at 8 months and walked at 11 months x

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