Hi my 10 month old baby girl wont crawl or pull herself up. She can sit up on her own even sit up herself if she is on her back but just wont crawl. Not even rock back and forth. The day care I have put her at are after me to take notice as its not fine that she cant do this she is a small baby her current weight is 8kgs plus she was born 3 weeks before her due date the reason being she was 2 weeks slow in her growth when she was inside. If it matters I walked late around 14 months. I am reading scary things about MRIs and physiotherapists and its freaking me out. HELP


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Amy - posted on 10/23/2012




My daughter didn't crawl till she was 14 months old, the next day she decided she would prefer walking. My daught did have her own way of getting around though so I wasn't concerned because she was still very mobile.

Bobbie - posted on 10/23/2012




And no matter what she is going to be okay because you are going to love her and give her everything she needs to thrive and be healthy and happy.

Sarah - posted on 10/22/2012




thanks Bobbie :) this did calm me down they had a physio therapist coming in to look at her today and I just felt as if my nerves were all over the place.

Bobbie - posted on 10/22/2012




I guess the daycare notifying you is one thing, but if they persist tell them you are looking into it. As far as the baby is concerned I am attaching a website about crawling. Here is an excerpt that may calm your nerves about your child ............

Firstly, about 50% of all infants can "crawl" at 7 months; 75% can do so at 10 months and 90% of all infants have mastered it at 11 months.

Secondly, infants crawl when they've learned and fully mastered all the skills needed to crawl. These skills are not only neurological skills, but they also need a certain amount of physical strength.

Do you now appreciate why babies who are carried around the whole day, cannot develop physical strength at the same rate as other who sit on their own and play?

I often find babies of around 10-12 month who are still not crawling. One of the first things I do to answer the question: "when do Baby start crawling? is to establish that there are no neurological problems or other obvious physical problems. In most cases if I question parents they confirm that they, or other family members, have literally carried Baby around since birth. That's the most common reason why many babies are slow to crawl.. they don't any time to practice!


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