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#1 Percival

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

My baby boy has been at the nearly crawling stage for about a month. He can get up on all 4s move his hands or his knees but can quite get the coordination going. It is rather cute but I would like to help him develop he coordination to move forward. He does the whole rocking back and forth  it hasnt got the hang of coordinating his hands and feet. Are there any activities that anyone knows of that I can do with him to help him develop this coordination? I am not too fussed but thought it might be nice to help him as he is now trying different ways to move like bum shuffling and pulling up on things so I would hate him to give up altogether.

He was commando crawling but is doing this less now in favour of shuffling or pulling.

#2 JillyJellyBean

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

Try going to the free physio ( ask about at MACH clinics). They can give you exercises. They were really helpful with DS.

#3 Percival

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

Sorry I should clarify as i  wasnt terribly clear in my first post  I am not concerned as he is only just gone 6 months. I just don't want him to get frustated and give up.
Do you need a referral for the physio? That is a great service !

#4 bailee

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (JillyJellyBean @ 03/12/2012, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Try going to the free physio ( ask about at MACH clinics). They can give you exercises. They were really helpful with DS.

Are you serious? My son has a disability that requires physio and paed physios are quite scarce. You should not recommend that people waste time teaching a 6 month old how to crawl! How ridiculous! I am seriously annoyed to hear that you think its ok to waste a service on a child with nirmal development. Next you could recommend that a speech pathologist would be good for a baby who is starting to say "ma ma ma" cause it would be great for their speech development.

#5 Percival

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE (bailee @ 03/12/2012, 11:05 AM)
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Are you serious? My son has a disability that requires physio and paed physios are quite scarce. You should not recommend that people waste time teaching a 6 month old how to crawl! How ridiculous! I am seriously annoyed to hear that you think its ok to waste a service on a child with nirmal development. Next you could recommend that a speech pathologist would be good for a baby who is starting to say "ma ma ma" cause it would be great for their speech development.


To be fair I didn't make it clear that my son was 6 months in the first post, she was helping me with the info she had, which I very much appreciated.  When I realized I hadnt included that information I clarified. I am sorry that paed physios are scarce,I hope your son gets the help he needs. Just to be clear I am not going to be seeking services, I amJust wondering of people have games and activities that would be interesting and stimuli laying to help my son develop these connections.

#6 melaine

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:30 AM

He'll get there without any help, but some ideas are:

- lots of tummy time with toys so he practices reaching with one hand and supporting with the other

- you can help if he has trouble with that by propping a rolled up towel under his upper chest

- if your floors are slippery then you can brace his feet a bit so he gets the ide of moving forward without his feet slipping back

- going to the pool. Lots of babies will naturally kick their legs a bit if you move them around in the water as if they were swimming.

- lots of babies get up on a all fours and rock around. It's great for their joint sense positioning. Often they'll drop back down to tummies to commando crawl before they do a four point crawl.

#7 PurpleNess

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

Before you run off to a physio I suggest spending a lot of time crawling around yourself & allowing DS to spend time with other kids his own age or slightly older who are already crawling, observation is a great way to learn.
For what it's worth my son did all of what you described at 6 months but didn't actually crawl until 10 months, now he's 2 weeks away from 1 and close to walking.
Just give him time, space and make things fun. He'll get there. Don't be in a hurry cause they hit overdrive once they can crawl!

#8 nup

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

Anything you do or don't do will not assist a normally developing child meet their milestones. They'll get there without any assistance whatsoever, even if neglected. The best thing to help them is floor time.

#9 DM. 2012

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

Why would you be wanting to help him when he has onky been at this stage for a month or so and is only 6 months? Let him get there in his own time.

#10 ~ky~

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:19 AM

You will find that he will try things, do them once or twice and then move onto the next thing. He will get there, he just has a lot of complimentary skills to learn before he will go back to the original task and take it further.

Just let him find his feet naturally. He needs no intervention or exercises - he will do it himself when he is ready.

#11 WaitForIt

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE (Dylan's Mummy @ 03/12/2012, 11:43 PM)
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Why would you be wanting to help him when he has onky been at this stage for a month or so and is only 6 months? Let him get there in his own time.


Yes indeed. She should just plonk him in front of the tv and get on with her day.
Or, she could spend some time encouraging him to develop some new skills. As premature as it may seem, she is interacting with him and looking at ways to help and stimulate him.

#12 WinterIsComing

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

I read somewhere that some researches looked at an Indian tribe who swaddled and put their babies on the back until they were of age when babies start to crawl. Those infants on average started to crawl at the same time as infants from cultures where tummy time exercises are encouraged.


Basically, you can't stop progress, but neither can you speed it up. He will get there when his body and mind are ready. Once my son got on all fours, it was only weeks till full crawling.




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