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What can i do to help encourage my 7 month old to crawl ?

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Asked by mommytobe991 at 10:03 AM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He/she doesn't need to crawl per se,just to be able to locomote themselves to a place where they can pull up on things. My cousin scooted on her butt,my son rolled.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:05 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Lots of floor time with you and some interesting toys

    Answer by chefronswife at 10:06 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Just give baby plenty of tummy time. As much as we want our little ones to reach these milestones, its completely up to them.

    Good luck mama and don't stress over it too much.

    Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 10:06 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • place some favorite toys just out of reach. we took a bunch of toys and put them all over the floor she used to roll to her toys but one day she wanted her bear so she slowly crawled to it she fell a lot but it was a start!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 10:06 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I used a remote with my first - she liked it
    I used a ball with my 2nd - it was his thing

    Answer by CandyHorse at 10:07 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Spread toys around them, too :)

    Answer by CandyHorse at 10:08 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Just put him on the floor. He'll go when he's ready.

    Answer by mompam at 10:30 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • 7 months old is on the early side for crawling. 9 months is the average.

    You can encourage motor skills in your baby by spending lots of time on the floor, tummy time and spreading toys and things of interest around them to encourage movement.

    I definitely wouldn't be concerned if my 7 month old wasn't crawling though!

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 11:49 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Tummy time. But don't worry about it. Lots of babies NEVER crawl. It's not a developmental milestone.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:52 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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