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what can i do to help my little girl start crawling

she is 5 months and is trying to craw but can't quit figure it out


Asked by kieramommy at 12:16 AM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My oldest son did everything at once. I suggest tummy time. Truth be told that they will do it when they are ready. As soon as mine started to crawl it was only a matter of a mth or so that they stood up and walked.

    Answer by jenzachsam at 2:56 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • put a toy in front of her that she likes

    Answer by at 12:18 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • LOTS of tummy time. like the pp said, put a toy in front of her, but just out of her reach so she will try to push toward it, most kids start "scooting" backward first, so don't worry if she does that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • five months is young enough that she may not be ready for crawling. give her time.

    Answer by mamak57 at 1:45 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • When my daughter was 5 months I was sure she was going to crawl when I saw her trying. She is now 9 months and still not technically crawling. I'm sure your daughter will find other ways to get around until she learns but don't push it. Bliss (my daughter) crawls backwards, scoots on her bottom and rolls. It's actually pretty amusing!

    Answer by mellibelli917 at 8:38 AM on Sep. 9, 2009