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should i be concerned about my eight month old?

She isn't crawling yet. I give her plenty of tummy time. She rolls all over the place and will used her hands and arms in differnet directions to roll but she won't crawl.

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samantha21385

Asked by samantha21385 at 1:55 PM on Jun. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You shouldnt worry in the least but. 9.5 months is the average crawling age. Many kids dont do it till well after a year. And a small percent never at all, and its perfectly normal. It is not a developmental milestone. Is she sitting and rolling? If so shes doing fine. Ill give you an example. I have 3 friends whos kids are 10 months. One has been crawling for about a month now, one for 2 weeks and one not yet. They are all perfectly normal kids. Dont worry mama. And if you are truly concerned still just ask your pedi about it at her 9 month well child check :)
    carsonsmommytam

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:59 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • nah my youngest didn't until about 9 months
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • No, don't worry unless she is not crawling when she turns a year. She is right on track!
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:00 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • OP
    Thanks. Everyone just keeps asking if she's crawling yet so it got me thinking. She sits up with me for a while but I have to help her get up. She'll stay there for a while then fling herself back.
    samantha21385

    Answer by samantha21385 at 2:05 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Momma Crawling isn't a milstone. My DD never crawled she butt scooted when she was 10 months old. She started walking at 16 months old. You have nothing to worry about momma. your LO is just fine.
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 2:05 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • crawling is not a milestone. some kids never crawl
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 3:15 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • "Everyone just keeps asking if she's crawling yet " I know! My LO didn't crawl until she was 11 months old. I got so tired of people saying "Oh she must be crawling all over the place by now! and Is she crawling yet?" LOL She is very verbal and also has really advanced small motor development so I always just figured she was busy doing other things!
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:36 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

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