My 9 month old is very clingy to me, and he cries as soon as I put him down. He has not yet begun to crawl. He gets on all fours and rocks back and forth and he does go backwards. My in-laws are giving me grief because he has not yet crawled. He does however like to stand up and be walked around. I need some reassurance that he will be crawling soon. I'm tired of people saying mean things as to the reason why he's not crawling yet. If you could, just give me some helpful tips to get him going :)Answer Question
Answer by looovemybabies at 3:36 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Ignore them is right! My ds is 12 and hardly even wants me to come near him. Honey bunny, time flies and one day you will long for the time he wanted to "cling" to his mommy!
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Answer by rkoloms at 9:19 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
I really thought I had heard just about everything, but I was wrong. Lots of babies never do a traditional crawl. My 1st started scooting at 4 or 5 months & that boy never slowed down long enough to do the "old fashioned" crawl & he's 8 now & got an A in spelling! LOL! Listen, seriously, I can empathise with you. My 2nd kid didn't walk until she was almost 2. Everyone (except my mom & in-laws, who are smart) was constantly saying that there was something wrong with her legs. I would very openly & exaggeratedly roll my eyes at them & sigh. You have to make it say 'I can't believe there is another moron out there who is telling me this crap!' & I'll tell ya how to get a baby out of your lap. Hold him. If you hold him all the time, he'll actually get bored after a while & start diving for the floor. As soon as he figures out there is so much stuff to eat down there, he'll be gone!
Answer by carlye828 at 11:35 PM on Jul. 3, 2009