Crawling

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Crawling is your baby’s first routine of getting around efficiently on his own. In the standard crawl, he’ll start by learning to balance on his hands and knees. Then he’ll figure out how to move forward and backward by pushing off with his knees. This will help strengthening his muscles that will soon enable him to walk.

When do babies start crawling?

Most babies learn to crawl between the ages of 7 months and 10 months. Your baby may choose the standard method of crawling or another method of moving around this time, like bottom shuffling (scooting around on her bottom, using a hand behind and a foot in front to move  herself), moving on her stomach, or rolling across the room.

Don’t worry about his crawling style – he’s moving around that’s important, no matter how your baby does it. Some babies don’t crawl and move directly to pulling up, standing, cruising (furniture walking), and finally walking.

Once he  gets the feel of balancing his legs, he’ll be ready to stand on his own and move around while holding the furniture. Then it’s just a matter of time till he’s running, waking and jumping around!

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