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What are ways to get my daughter to crawl? How did you get yours to crawl?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it is a milestone, it will happen when she is ready

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:08 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • She will crawl when she is ready what is the rush?

    Answer by older at 4:08 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Actually, crawling isn't even really a milestone. It wll happen on it's own. Just make sure she has plenty of floor time to explore and practice.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:09 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • BradenIsMySon .. Crawling is a milestone .. Just as walking, talking, grasping at toys all are milestones.

    You shouldn't rush her to crawl. It will come to her when she is ready. You can encourage her by laying a couple feet in front of her and try to get her to come get you. But other then that she'll get it when she's ready.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 4:11 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Actually, no, it is no longer considered a milestone because some babies never crawl. Having that as a milestone only encouraged comparing kids.


    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:14 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:17 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • she'll crawl when she's ready! my son did the army crawl then started walking lol. But you can do many things to encourage the muscles! Give her a show and crawl in front of her; there are some toys that vibrate and move around, meant to encourage the baby to crawl to play with it; take her to playgroups and if she sees others close to her age crawling she'll most likely try to join in the more she sees them. many tummy time mats have activities made to get the baby onto their hands and knees so they can play (which will also help with the muscles)

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 4:25 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • No need to rush it. Let your baby be a baby and she will crawl when she is ready. or she won't and she will just get up and walk! lol Either way she is just fine and you can't make her crawl.

    Answer by SoniaL at 4:29 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I wanted to rush every stage in my sons life cuz I was so excited to see it happen. But with my daughter I want to cry when ever the 3rd rolls around cuz that means she is a month older. Just take my word and dont rush it. They grow to fast as it is just sit back and enjoy them needed you for a while. Soon they wont want anything to do with you and you will wish you had these moments back. She will crawl or scoot or whatever she does when ever she is ready. Just like one mom said...give her plenty of floor time and make her toys a bit further then arm reach so if she wants it she needs to scoot or whatever to get it.

    Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 4:34 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • You don't get babies to crawl, or roll over, or walk. They do that all on their own when they develop the strength, muscle control, balance, and coordination. Those are all extremely complex movements that adults take for granted.

    The only thing you should do is limit time in baby containers (swings, bouncers, chairs etc) and use the floor generously. Babies do best when they can move and exercise and explore at their own pace in safety. The floor is free and when a baby is ready to do something they just do it. Put the baby on the floor toss some toys down (interesting things don't have to be electronic! Some squishies, rattles, blocks, a tupperware even) and let them have at it.

    Some babies never crawl. What matters is getting from point a to point b, some way some how even if that is by wiggling.

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:51 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

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