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Is it too early too worry?


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#1 2boys2

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

My DD is 7.5 months and not crawling. She's starting to pull herself along a bit on her tummy but not crawling. She's getting so frustrated. My boys were crawling at 6 months. My mothers group babies are all crawling and pulling themselves up. But not mine. I know all babies are different but I just thought cause my others were moving already she should be too.

#2 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Is there a question in this post? Not crawling at 7.5 months is completely normal. 11 babies in my mums group (10 months old) and many are only just starting to crawl the last two weeks.

#3 ~A Poetic Winter~

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

Normal to not be crawling at this age. My DS was 9 months and I was told it was within the normal age range.

#4 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:47 PM

Your worrying about nothing. In my mothers group  NONE of the babies were crawling at 7 .5 months (except mine)

2 months later all were crawling and a few were even walking at 9 months!

Just relax and enjoy her being a  little baby for a while longer they grow up so quickly and one day soon she will take off!

Edited by winkywonkeydonkey, 19 February 2012 - 07:06 PM.


#5 Jenferal

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

I knew of a baby who crawled at around 11 months, the same time his cousin was walking.
Frustration is good, it's how she gets the drive to actually get up and go original.gif
Especially of you put something just out of reach....

#6 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:54 PM

Also it's very common for boys to develop their gross motor skills earlier than girls. You will probably find that your DD develops her find motor skills earlier than your boys did.

#7 Baggy

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

My oldest DD I think was 11 months?

My youngest DD was around 6.5 months.

Every babe is different. I wouldn't worry at all.

#8 JupitersMoon

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

I wouldn't worry at all! Dd started crawling at 8 months (commando) and proper crawling at 9, walking at 12 months original.gif

If she's already pulling herself around, she's half way there!

#9 Poss and Soss

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

I don't think any of the kids in MG were crawling at 7.5 months. 9 from memory with one and 10 with another, for me.

#10 Puffin

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

I'm pretty sure the average age for crawling is around 9 months. Your DD will crawl when she's ready.

#11 KayDan0707

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

Truly nothing to worry about...the range for normal is huge.

DS1 crawled at 10 months, walked at 15 months.  DS2 crawled at 6 months, walking/running at 9 months!


#12 Roobear

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

DD crawled at 11 months and is almost walking independently at 13 months.

All within the range of normal so don't worry original.gif

#13 Bart.

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

I'm another who says not to worry.  Consider it a good thing as it means you don't need to chase her around just yet! original.gif

A baby in DS's music class only started crawling at 12-months.  She's perfectly healthy, just very laid back and happy to do things at her own pace.

#14 Lawns85

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:37 PM

Sounds completely normal to me.

DD started commando crawling at 9 months and has only started cross patterned crawling 2 weeks ago at 11 months.

Some days I wish she didn't move at all, she would certainly get into less mischief!

#15 littleboysmum

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

DS did not crawl until 2 weeks before his 1st birthday. He is now 15 months and walking everywhere. Try not to stress, it will happen!

#16 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

DS only started commando crawling on his belly at 9 months and by 10 months was doing the hands and knees crawing. 7.5 months is on the early side IMO.

#17 libbylu

Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Most babies I know didn't crawl til 8-10 months. I wouldn't worry about it!

#18 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Yep it's far too early for worrying. 2 of mine were not even sitting independently at 7 months. And there are experts who say that crawling is not important mile stone.

DD1 crawled at 9 months
DD2 13 months
DD3 12 months

All kids are different so don't compare her to your other kids. Thank god none of mine were crawling at 6 months! lol It seems so early.

#19 bush lawyer

Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:07 PM

I agree with the PP, there's a huge range of normal. My DS2 crawled around 7 months and everyone remarked how early it was and 7.5 is not that much more.

I do find it surprising that there's a pinned sticky in this forum with a poll on when baby first crawled and the biggest percentage is 6 to 7 months (26%).

#20 namie

Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

Neither of my boys have crawled at all.

DS1 sort of commando crawled backwards but that was it, then he bottom shuffled from 9 months.
DS2 hated being on his tummy and has only just mastered the art of rolling over at 11 months (and only ever in bed). He bottom shuffled (a different style to DS1) from 8 months.

#21 IheartJalen

Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

I'm glad I found this thread as I was getting worried too as mine is almost 7.5mths. Is it normal though to not be using his arms to push himself up?? He only uses it to grab things but not really holding himself up while he's on his tummy. Sorry if i stole this thread!

#22 JD78

Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

My little man just turned 9 months on Wednesday and guess what?  That was they day he decided to crawl!  It's toooooo cute!

#23 Flutter Bug

Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

My DD1 was two weeks shy from turning one before she crawled.
She didn't walk until she was 19 months old.

I have to say I did get a little worried when I compared her to everyone else at mothers group but as it turns out there was nothing wrong with her, she was just taking her time!



#24 willow79

Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

Dd2 didn't really crawl.  She commando crawled & then she started walking.

#25 Suzewantstwo

Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

My DD never crawled.  She went from shuffling along on her bum to walking and just skipped the crawling part altogether.




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