Posted in Milestones & Development, Babies

Crawling

CJN

My son is almost 9mo and still isn't crawling. Is there something I should do or am I doing something wrong? When we do tummy time he loves doing this thing ( we call it superman) because he lifts his legs and arms up like he is flying lol. He is very strong on his legs when standing up he moves his feet when standing. I just can't get past feeling like a complete failure! Lol

  • beah
    Jun 14, 2018

    My daughter didn't crawl until 11.5 months and I had some of those feelings too. But I think the best advice is: just don't. You don't have to teach a kid to crawl -- they just learn. So it's definitely not a reflection on anything you're doing. And I'm pretty sure that there's no medical concern until after at least 12 months. By the way, my daughter is a wonderfully skilled walker now (though that didn't happen until 15 months). Also, I found it helpful (e.g. comforting) to read some RIE philosophy on natural movement. Here's a relevant article if that interests you http://www.janetlansbury.com/2009/12/dont-stand-me-up/

  • CJN
    Jun 14, 2018

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post this it definitely makes me feel better and i will read the article now!

  • Alexandra
    Jun 14, 2018

    My son never crawled until after he learned to walk. He went from sitting to standing alone to walking . If he wants to stand I would encourage it.

  • Katie
    Jun 14, 2018

    My daughter never crawled. Went from a sort of army crawl/dead bug thing straight to walking at 11 months 😊 all kids develop differently...as long as you can see the strength and some body control, there is nothing that is wrong

  • Lisa
    Jun 14, 2018

    Do you tend to have him in a pack n play or baby fenced area? If the area he has is too small he will have no need to learn to move around... a friend’s kid was always in a pack n play and didn’t walk on his own till 18 months and still prefers crawling at nearly 21 months

  • Momma bear
    Jun 15, 2018

    You know I was worried about the crawling & walking stage as well as when my Mason would get teeth and he litteraly started crawling 1 day and less than 2 mths later started walking & as far as his teeth... He got 4 in nearly 1 whole month. So be a little more patient Momma, it will happen.

  • Elle
    Jun 15, 2018

    Check the Cdc developmental markers website and consult the paediatrician if recommended or if you are concerned

  • Alexa
    Jun 15, 2018

    Just be patient, each kids moves when they are ready. Make sure to give LOTS of floor time to practice. Place enticing things out of reach to motivate them. Household items they’ve never seen or touched before work great. If ever worried over the next 6 months call Early Intervention for a free evaluation and services.

  • C
    Jun 16, 2018

    Relax. Each baby is different and milestone guides are just general not an exact time frame. My 1st seemed to be an “early” crawler, my 2nd tried to walk first but he was just too small and he cried for the first week of crawling because he thought he should be walking. My 3rd never could be pushed and did EVERYTHING at his own time and my 4th was determined to find a away keep up with siblings. All are happy thriving little persons. You are clearly attentive and engaged, enjoy this time as much as you can and trust your lo is going to be on track. If you still have a nagging feeling bring it up at the next dr apt.

  • Miha
    Jun 21, 2018

    My son is 11.5 months and still isn’t crawling. He does super man, sits up, scoots backwards etc. Our pediatrician says any progress is good. When they’re ready to crawl they will! You are not a failure! Kids do things in their own time and way!