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When did your baby start crawling?

my son is 7 months old, and I know that all babies crawl at different times, but my son wont even stay on his tummy long enough to practice holding himself up with his arms. I don't know how to help him practice.

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Asked by jnhill at 10:30 PM on May. 7, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Our daughter started on her own at about 6 months.

    Answer by BananaMuffins at 10:31 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • My first around nine months, my second around seven months, and my third really didn't crawl until she was about one, when she was already walking a bit. She would just yell until her siblings gave her what she wanted- she had no need to crawl!

    I don't think it's something you can 'practice'- when they are ready, it will click for them. And tummy time is not a necessity for crawling- my first two kids learned to crawl from the sitting position, kind of a modified bum scooching thing. Not all babies do the classic 'cross crawl.'

    Answer by Freela at 10:37 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • Mine was 6 months...BUT, crawling isn't an actual milestone. And he may just decide to walk.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:39 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • 5 months

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 10:44 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • 1st~ 5 months
    2nd and 3rd~ 6 months
    4th~5 months

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 10:52 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • just make sure he gets ALOT of tummy time....
    Place him on his hands and knees aoften. He will get the hang of it don't wory.
    Does he get carried alot? I think that will keep him from trying... b/c he will figure out "I don't have to, cuz somebody will do it for me." =)

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 10:54 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • My dd is 6 months and she sits up all on her own. She's just now learning to lean forward and "rock" a little bit. I think she might be crawling here soon enough. I rarely do tummy time now that she's sitting up. She has always hated it!

    Answer by tnunley at 11:03 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • 9 months, ironically the day we got his 9 month pictures done.


    Answer by June_Mama09 at 11:53 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • DD - 6 Months ,
    DS - 7 Months .

    Answer by des11987 at 11:32 AM on May. 8, 2011

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