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my six month old son doesn't want to crawl he want to stand do you think its because he watches my 3 1/2 old son walking around?

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MyBoysSamEthan

Asked by MyBoysSamEthan at 2:10 PM on Oct. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yep!! that's a great thing mama! he's seeing things around him and applying them to his world. let him get up and go!!! he probably still won't walk for a while but he'll have good foundation when he gets there. my son started at 4 months like he's trying to hurry the hell out and get out :( he's almost 4 now and can't be stopped!
    ssnelson26

    Answer by ssnelson26 at 2:26 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • That's normal. Two of my kids never crawled! They went straight to walking. One of my kids decided to roll instead of crawl. lol Standing at six months is pretty early. he'll probaby walk early two. Most kids are just learning to sit up at 6 months. My daugter was walking by 9 1/2 months and she never crawled. Make sure everything is babyproof and keep a close eye on him.
    amydh

    Answer by amydh at 2:43 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • my 15 month old has learned so much from my 2 1/2 year old! She has done everything sooner than he did and I believe it's because she watches him do it. The only thing she did late was walking but she knew how, she just didn't, it seemed she was afraid of him :) he knocked her down a lot.
    flutterfae

    Answer by flutterfae at 2:43 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • I think you should let the babies do whatever they want and feel comfortable doing that wont hurt them if he prefers to stand let him, he will eventually crawl.
    BUSYMAMA5

    Answer by BUSYMAMA5 at 3:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • my 7 month old started standing at 5 1/2 months before he crawled, no other siblings. Sometimes babies will walk before they crawl, or skip crawling all together.
    AveeRose

    Answer by AveeRose at 7:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

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