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Should my baby be crawling?

She is 7months old and wont even attempt to crawl. Should she be?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Jan. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • not necessarily ... she will in the next couple of months.

    Answer by Meshell7 at 1:42 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • She will crawl on her own patient! Every baby is different! My 7mth.old dd doesn't crawl yet either!

    Answer by pinkclover at 1:42 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • my 8 1/2 month isn't crawling. I am sure once he starts I wont be able to keep up :-D. He has so much energy now, I keep wondering what it will be like when he crawls.

    Answer by LadyKiki at 1:45 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Babies develop at their own pace, so it's impossible to tell exactly when your child will learn a given skill.

    Here is some good information about child develoment - ages and stages for 7-12 months

    Answer by rockgjmom at 1:49 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • every baby is different she will crawl when ready. be thankful you arnt chasing her yet lol my son was walking by nearly 10months ehhh. Maybe ill get lucky this time around and this one will take its time

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 1:54 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • She may never crawl. I never did..well, not until I was three and saw my baby brother start.

    As long as the rest of her milestones are met...she's active, healthy, moving around and not just lying there....and as long as the doctor isn't showing concern...I wouldn't worry. (well, try not to!)

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:05 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • My DD started at 9 and a half months, and DS at 11 months. They all go at their own pace. Some never crawl.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:17 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Not necessarily. Every baby is going to crawl when they want to. Mine did not get off his belly and up on hands and knees till 11 months! He is just fine. As long as she is moving in a forward motion by 9 months, she is probably ok. That is what I was told by Early Intervention.

    Answer by AlliO2 at 2:19 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • I wouldnt worry about it yet. If it is bothering though, your dr. can do an devolpment test on him, to see if there are any problems, but i wouldnt worry about it, they all do things on their own time.

    Answer by Madilynsmommy27 at 2:59 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • my 7 month old son isn't crawling yet either just rolling and hasnt shown any interest in crawling your not alone, it will happen, some babiews skip crawling altogether! maybe yours is one of them.....or maybe in a few more weeks your little one will be crawling...if you are really concerned like I was talk to your doctor may be able to give you a few tips or just put your mind at ease.........
    Good luck

    Answer by franklynnsmom at 3:04 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

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