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8 months and not crawling at all.

She doesn't even really try, she rolls to get where she wants or pivots on her belly, if you can imagine that. She will lift her legs all the way up, and push herself around with her arms. She pushes backwards too, but never tries to go forward. If she needs to get forward, she turns to the side and then rolls. She gets around, but I'm starting to get worried.


Asked by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Mar. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Most babies learn to crawl between the ages of 6 and 10 months. Your baby may opt for another method of locomotion around this time, though รขโ‚ฌโ€ like bottom shuffling (scooting around on his bottom, using a hand behind and a foot in front to propel himself), slithering on his stomach, or rolling across the room. Some babies skip crawling altogether and move directly to pulling up, standing, and walking. Since the "Back to Sleep" campaign was initiated in 1994, more babies seem to be crawling later or skipping it completely. (The campaign aims to reduce the risk of SIDS by encouraging parents to put babies to sleep on their back.) Don't worry about his style; it's getting mobile that's important, no matter how your baby does it.

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 6:37 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • my kids both walked before they crawled. they would scoot on there but but never crawl. i dont know why they just didnt do it.

    Answer by twinsnseptember at 7:17 PM on Mar. 6, 2009