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my 7 month old is not crawling....is this normal?

he gets up on all fours,rocks, and goes backwards. He just has not gone forward.

 
Mandabear1983

Asked by Mandabear1983 at 12:58 PM on Jan. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • As some have said, crawling is no longer considered a developmental milestone. Especially after the "back-to-sleep" campaign, many children who simply never master the traditional crawl as they spend less time on their bellies.

    As a point of reference my oldest didn't crawl until he was 12 months old and he realized he could get into tighter spaces on his hands and knees. However, he was cruising around (holding our hands or furniture) at 6 months old and walking independently at 10 months old.

    My DD scooted on her butt, log-rolled and did a modified crawl in which she used her arms and dragged her legs behind her. She was off running (she really didn't bother much with walking, she went right out to get where I want as fast as I can. LOL!) at 10 months old.

    If he's developmentally on target, exhibits age-appropriate muscle control and is attempting to get around in some fashion, don't worry.
    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 3:14 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • He's fine. He's pacing himself! My grandson didn't crawl until he was 10 months and you couldn't stop him. He crawled so fast then we couldn't keep up with him! lol
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:59 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • VERy normal,. my son crawled at 6 months but that's actually early for babies to crawl. and some don't ever crawl anymore.
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:00 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • My kids didnt crawl til 8 mo...well all but one. My oldest son never crawled. He scooted around commando-style & then just got up one day at 11 mo old & walked.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • crawling is not a developmental milestone; many babies never crawl
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:04 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • My 7 month old isn't crawling yet either so don't feel bad! :) My other two didn't crawl until 8 months.
    CaseyErin

    Answer by CaseyErin at 1:13 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • My first kid didn't walk til 12 months, crawled at 7 months. My second crawled at 6 months and table walked at 8 months. It's different for all kids.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:31 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • My son is 7 months and he wont even do that. But he will stand up by himself and kinda bounce in place. I dont think my son is going to crawl. I think he is going to be just like I was and just up and walk one day.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • Mine is 7 1/2 and she can't either..she sort of goes backwards but just barely...I'm not worried, they all progress differently. Enjoy not having to chase your LO around while you can!! :)
    stepmom929

    Answer by stepmom929 at 2:00 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • Mine didn't start crawling until close to nine months. Then he was like a herd of thundering elephants, lol.
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 2:26 PM on Jan. 12, 2010