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7 month old not crawling

My 7 month old son isn't crawling yet. He has chunky thighs and loves belly time but just isn't getting up on his knees. When did your little one start crawling??

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Asked by kschelte at 9:03 PM on Jun. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not to worry at all at 7 months! My ds was a late crawler....he crawled backwards and in a circle for awhile and then crawled on hands and knees at 11 months. (10 months adjusted)

    Answer by Scoobersmom at 9:05 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • There are HUGE differences in when children crawl. My DD crawled at 5 months. Our cousin's daughter, whom we watched for several months while she was in Iraq, didn't crawl until she was almost 10 months old.
    It's important to encourage movement with tummy time like you said and try encouraging with toys just out of reach. If you feel your LO is a bit chunky you can reevaluate his diet by looking at sugar intake. DON'T cut back on food, just be more conscious of what he eats. Some of us put on weight more easily than others. ;) But once they get going they take off quite a bit of the chunk.
    My niece slimmed down a little when I got her b/c I don't give juice in my house, once she slimmed down she started moving a lot more and it wasn't too long before she was a mover.
    He'll do it, just give him some time. They don't always get up on knees before starting to crawl. Some just go, he'll surprise you one day.

    Answer by AndrisMom at 9:09 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • My son started at 7 months 2 days. My friend's son is 8 months and still hasn't started. Babies will learn a their own pace. Some babies don't even crawl and go straight to walking. Don't worry, he'll get there!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • Every kid is different, my son never got up on his knees to crawl. He did a belly crawl, like he was a soldier sneaking through a field, lmao. At 10 months he was already walking!!! My next son started crawling around 8 months and then wouldn't even attempt to walk until he was 15 months!!! So I wouldn't worry too much about it :-) Hope this helps.

    Answer by MindyAiken at 9:10 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • Mine didn't start crawling until 9 1/2 mo. but was full on walking right before 11 mo. Some babies skip crawling altogether. No worries. He'll do it when he's ready.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 9:12 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • NEVER. He started walking at ten months, no crawling needed.

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:14 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • Mine started crawling at 8-1/2 months, walking at 9. It varies for every baby.

    Answer by Nunyabiznes at 9:39 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • Like other posters said, nothing to worry about. All babies do it in their own time and some not at all. My first daughter was crawling by 7 mos. and walking by 10 mos. My 2nd daughter didn't crawl til 8 mos. but was rolling to get where she wanted to go before that, and then she waited to walk til just after her 1st Bday. So keep encouraging tummy time but don't stress about it. :)

    Answer by princesspalace at 10:02 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • theres nothing wrong with your baby. my son didn't crawl until he was 10 and a half months. they will crawl when there ready.

    Answer by playermom123892 at 12:58 AM on Jun. 7, 2009

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