My 11 month old is not yet crawling or pulling herself up on things. Should I be worried?


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Anastasia - posted on 02/15/2011




Check her ears. I had this problem with my daughter. The centre of her eardrum did not function. this cause no balance, and a feeling of car sickness. if she keeps touching her ear(s) you found the problem spot on!

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My daughter didnt even 'furniture-walk' until she was 13 months and didnt walk until she was almost 15 months and is perfectly able now. She has always been a more cautious kid with physical activity. Whereas my son walked well before his 1st birthday and will climb ANYTHING. Each kid is different and remember milestones are only meant ot be guidleines. But as someone else said, if you feel instinctively that there is an issue, see her Dr.

Tyrae - posted on 02/10/2011




I learned how to crawl after I learned how to walk. Beforehand to get around I would just lay on my back and push myself with my feet, with my head tilted back looking to see where I was going. Had a huge bald spot on my head from that. It does happen even though all the doctors and experts say that it isn't possible. If it really worries you I would just bring it up at your next doctors appointment.

Amy - posted on 02/10/2011




My 11 month old daughter is not crawling and the only thing she is even attempting to pull herself up on is me. If she wants something she scoots around on her but to get to it.

Cassy - posted on 02/10/2011




There are also some kids that skip crawling all together and juat get up and walk. I've heard people at its not Google for muscle development and coordination, but for some that's just the way it happens!

Amanda - posted on 02/10/2011




at 12 months if she is not showing interest in wanting to crawl or pull herself up mention it when you take her to the dr for her 12 month appointment.

Cassy - posted on 02/10/2011




I wouldn't be worried all babies do it with time. I worked at a daycare and had a little girl that was almost two and refused to stand up and walk on her own. It turned out that mom was carrying her everywhere. Well after about two weeks with me she was walking and nearly running around with everyone else. Some children just need more push than others. Just make sure you're encouraging them to do it!

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