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My dd is almost 8 months old and nearly there any way I can encourage crawling? I have her on the floor everyday for as long as she'll stand it...but all she'll do is kind of sway and turn herself in circles or go backwards.

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Asked by AshleyRoseG at 5:27 PM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • she will do it when shes ready. i know for me, i used my cell phone, placed it just out of reach and called it. she crawled to it pretty quick :)

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 5:32 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Some children don't learn to crawl and go straight to walking. My 3 year old started rolling around like a rolling pin all over the house to get to where she wanted. I think by 6 or close to 7 months she started crawling. Don't worry though! each child is unique and develops differently.

    Answer by Gelijones at 6:29 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • we encouraged our first to crawl by putting the remote on the floor... being a male, he was very eager to get to it! ;) haha! there's a lot of toys aimed at encouraging crawling too. ones that you push a button and it moves or something like that.

    Answer by pugmama at 8:34 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I put things she wanted just out of reach and she started crawling LOL But really, they will go when they are ready. Each child is different.

    Answer by WillDoDa at 9:02 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

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