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Should she be crawling?

My daughter is 6 months old. Should she be crawling? How do I help her to start crawling?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Dec. 9, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A lot of babies do NOT crawl at 6 months so don't worry, it may even be 8 months before they do.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • 6 months is very much the earlier end of crawling, I believe the typical age range for crawling is about 6-12 months. It may be a while yet. I wouldn't stress over it, she'll get to it when she's ready =)

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 1:55 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • my dd is 6 mths. as well and she's not crawling yet. she's too plump! her ped. said she'd do things later than others b/c she weighs 22lbs.10ozs.!

    Answer by pinkclover at 1:55 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • My daughter didn't start crawling until she was almost eight months old and then she started walking at nine months! I wouldn't worry about it, she'll start when she's ready.

    Answer by KlousMomi at 1:55 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • My first started crawling at about 6 mo. but my second didn't start until she was almost 9 mo. and I didn't do anything different just a lot of tummy time and baby sit ups is what I did with both. They just develop differently

    Answer by watersgirls at 1:56 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • Your daughter may never crawl. Some children skip this completely. Others have modified versions of the typical crawl, like scooting on their bottom, an army crawl and rolling from place to place. My son started crawling at 6-months which is very early for a boy as they typically do things later than girls. Remember this though....crawling is NOT considered a milestone as other developmental steps.

    Answer by have2travel at 1:56 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • She'll crawl when she's ready. My DD started at 9.5 months, and DS at 11 months. Sit back, and enjoy not having to chase her yet :)

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:58 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • My son started at 7m and my daughter started at 10m they are all different. my son also started to walk at 10m and my daughter has yet to walk and she will be 1 in 2 weeks.

    Answer by edgpag at 2:10 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • My granddaughter never did crawl. She got where she wanted by scooting and rolling, then she started walking.

    Answer by Bmat at 2:24 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • Both my daughters didn't crawl (it was more like scooting with elbows) till almost 8 months. My oldest started walking at 11 and my youngest is about to start walking (well she is standing up by herself pretty well) and she is 9 months. Your daughter should be fine. She will become mobile in good time and then she'll never stop moving (if like mine).

    Answer by CandleQueen82 at 2:35 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

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