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How can i get my 8 month old to sit up and crawl?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Jun. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Babies do things at their own learning speed. When your baby is ready, they will sit up and crawl.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • ^^^^^ agree

    Answer by carliemarie1015 at 11:16 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Thank you , A mom told me at this moms group at where i live said i must be lazy with my daughter becuase all she does is roll over, but i work with her every day with toys and helping her use her muscels and everything, i feel like i am doing ok with her, but this mom says other wise, i am just seeing what i could be doing wrong!

    Answer by ashleychloe at 11:19 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • According to my son's pedi, at 9 months babies should be able to get across a room, whether by crawling, army crawling, rolling, scooting, walking, just somehow, doesn't matter how. Crawling isn't a necessary milestone at all, and they don't start worrying about walking even until after 15 months. My son didn't sit up well until 10 months, crawled at 11 months, and walked at 14 months; he's 2 now, and running around like crazy, fine developmentally. Take everything you hear from other moms with a grain of salt and discuss it with your pedi if you're concerned.

    And it doesn't sound like you're doing anything wrong. :-)

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:39 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • All babies don't crawl, and crawling is not a milestone. T. Berry Brazelton has great information on his website:

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:47 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

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