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my 11 month old is not crawling or walking is this normal

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Asked by debb777 at 10:04 AM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It is for some children. My granddaughter never did crawl, she was perfectly content and got everywhere she wanted to go by scooting and rolling. She walked about 12 months. My son took a couple steps about 13 months.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:05 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • It could be perfectly normal. Some babies never crawl. Two of mine never did. One just sat there until she walked at about 13 months, the other one would do what we called "butt-scoot"! One of my granddaughters didn't walk until about 15 months. Remember all babies are different, and all do things at different ages. Can you baby lift her head when she's laying on her tummy? Don't worry, mom, just keep giving her plenty of floor time.

    Answer by robinann5 at 10:07 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Some kids never crawl at all, its not a milestone. Maybe your baby is one of those that goes straight to walking!

    Answer by Cynthje at 11:21 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • does she sit up unassisted? I wouldn't really worry. My DD spent about 5 mins crawling...went straight to furniture, pulled herself up and walked along furniture until she just took off on her own.

    Answer by salexander at 11:47 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • My sister never crawled and didn't walk until she was 2! --She was fine, just very "content"

    Answer by Lanasmom at 12:23 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Some children walk or crawl later than others. My son had chubby little legs and did not walk till way after 1, but when he started, I couldn't slow him down. Now he is 6'4' tall and never stops. If you are still concerned check with your MD on his next regular Check up. They see the Md so often at this age, you will have an appointment soon :-)

    Answer by seasidegrandma at 5:14 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • My son never crawled like he didn't even liked being on his stomach. So please don't let anyone tell you that "oh your baby is not normal". You've gotten great advise from the above ladies so just take it one day at a time.

    Answer by Montylyn at 5:54 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

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