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should i be worried?

my 8 month old son is still not crawling......anyone else in a similar situation?.....or know someone in a similar situation?

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fay101

Asked by fay101 at 8:16 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I wouldn't worry. My youngest didn't crawl until she was 9 months old.
    PoisonousBlonde

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 8:17 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Don't worry about the crawling,worry if he's not pulling up on stuff by 12 months.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:21 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • My dd didnt crawl untill the end of her 9 months. Then she was walking at the end of her 10 month
    rileymommy

    Answer by rileymommy at 9:23 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • My son did not crawl till 9 months.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Crawling isn't a milestone. Some babies just go to walking and learn to crawl later. What matters is getting from point A to point B some way or somehow -- even wiggle-worming or sit scooting.

    That said...different surfaces encourage different modes of locomotion. A hardwood floor encourages pulling because it is slippery, carpet encourages scooting because of the friction, grass, gravel, mulch and sand encourage crawling because they are unstable surfaces.

    Also a baby in pants or dress may not be able to crawl because on a hardwood floor pants don't allow them purchase the way bare legs do, and legs/knees can get caught in a dress.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:54 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • You shouldnt be concerned at all. Alot of kids dont crawl at 8 months. 9 seems to be the average, but its totally notmal if they dont crawl until after thier birthday or never at all. As long as babies are pulling up and cruising by 13 months you have nothing to worry about :)
    carsonsmommytam

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 11:23 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

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