Crawling Help..

Tara - posted on 10/23/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )




my baby skylar will be five months tomorrow and she just started doing the army crawl a few days ago. how long until shes on her hands and knees and is there anything i can do to help her? how old was your LO when they started to crawl?


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WOW!!! way to make a mom feel like crap for asking a question about a normal milestone....


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Angela - posted on 03/19/2011




Tara: how is your baby doing? I think you were very wise to ask this question. My son has been army crawling since he was five/six months old. He is 11 months now and he is still army crawling. I actually did not think anything of it because i listened to people like some of the people that have responded to your post - (they have not done their research). Now i wish i had done more to encourage him onto his hands and knees earlier but i still have time. We decided to consult a physiotherapist after learning more about the importance of proper crawling for brain development. She gave us some really great playtime exercises and they are helping a lot. She taught us what "W" seating is how to encourage better seating. After 3 or 4 weeks of the exercises, I am seeing an improvement - he is getting more confident on his hands and knees. If you are still looking for help on this topic, let me know and i will send you a more detailed description of the exercises. We would ideally like to get him on his hands and knees before he walks but if not before, i hear that there are ways of encouraging crawling after a baby walks that are also helpful. I would love to hear if you and your son have had any progress on the crawling since you posted this question.... Angela

Sue - posted on 10/23/2009




My daughter is almost 9 months and isn't crawling either. People say be thankfull because when they start moving watch out!!

Katt - posted on 10/23/2009




My daughter is 9 months and isn't crawling or anything soo, i'm pretty sure he's early. Most babies start crawling around 7-11 months. I love that my baby isn't crawling... she's staying my little baby for longer :)

Kim - posted on 10/23/2009




my 4 year old technicly never crawled. He went from the army crawl to walking. I have a 9 month old who is just figuring out his kneews but still prefers his belly. He started at 5 months. Some kids just dont use there hans and knees. My 4 year old didnt walk till 13 months.

Becky - posted on 10/23/2009




Mine was 5 and a half months and started the army crawl at about 5 months. we just got on the floor in front of him and just encouraged him to get mommy or daddy, but he was more interested in the dogs dishes so that got him going lol, have fun it's an exciting time when they start moving.

Stephanie - posted on 10/23/2009




Aww, don't feel like crap! Some kids crawl quickly and others take their time! The more tummy time, I think, the better!

Samantha - posted on 10/23/2009




My son was totally crawling (with speed) by 5 month. He's always been strong. Right now he's 7 months and he's almost walking.

Donna - posted on 10/23/2009




Tara, don't rush your baby, most children don't start walking until they are anywhere between 9-12 mo old. She will let you know when she is ready. Her bones must finished growing and becomng strong enough to hold her up..

Tara - posted on 10/23/2009




i'm actually not pushing or rushing her, i just wanted to know on average when do they progress from that to a real crawl and if i can help at all. i dont think thats rushing

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Both my kids were around 5-6 mos. old before they crawled on their hands and knees. The best thing to do is give her lots of tummy time!!! Don't be dicouraged she'll get in her own time. Enjoy the time you have before she starts me :)

Jackie - posted on 10/23/2009




Tara SLOW DOWN! Don't rush your baby. There is nothing you can do to help her get up on her hands and knees except not discouraging her. Believe me if she never crawls on her hands and knees she can still be the president of the USA if she wants when she grows up. Do yourself and your baby a favour, stop pushing her, stop rushing her to grow up, stop comparing her and just let her be a baby this way when she is a child you will know how to allow her to have her childhood.

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