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#1 Caribou

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:02 PM

So DS 10m does this crawl where it’s like he drags his right leg behind him. It’s not floppy it’s bent as if he was to crawl using both legs but his left leg is the dominant one the right just comes for the ride. I suppose it’s almkst like commando except he’s not crawling on his tummy. It doesn’t seem to bother him and he’s a fast crawler. Should I be concerned he’s not using equal amount of strength for crawling with his legs?

#2 pure shores

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:30 PM

My DS2 did the same thing when he started crawling at 9 months. It was weird to look at but he was fast as well. He did that for a couple of months then started crawling properly on all fours. Now at 14 months he's taken his first steps. Favouring one side didn't turn out to be an issue for him.

Does your DS rock back and forth on both knees and hands? He will probably crawl on all fours eventually or even skip crawling to walk.

#3 AdelTwins

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

DS2 did this, while his twin has perfect crawling form. They both walked at the same time (13m). No issues since then, he is 6yo.

#4 Fizgig

Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:56 PM

My DD had an unusual crawl style. One leg bent like she was still half sitting and one leg out at the side. So she crawled on one foot, her lower leg and her two hands. Her style never changed. Unconventional crawling styles are still crawling. As long as his leg doesn’t appear to lack tone I wouldn’t worry too much.

#5 skulker

Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:09 PM

My daughter did a similar thing and we only got her checked out when she started to walk (late and with a small limp). Turned out to be left hemiplegia which is a type of cerebral palsy. So worth getting it checked out if you're worried!

#6 Mummy_Em

Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:46 AM

My nephew tends to crawl on one knee and one foot and has hip issues. He slept in a brace, but is walking now, which will hopefully help the socket to form correctly. Definitely check it out.

#7 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:22 AM

My son crawled with his left leg for a long while. He ended up with uneven fat creases so they checked his hips with X-ray and ultrasound but was fine. He eventually crawled properly and walked late, but normally. No issues came of it.

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