Crawling - revving himself up - normal way to start?!

(10 Posts)
gretagrape Sat 12-Oct-13 08:13:59

Hi. 6.5mo has this week got himself up onto all fours and rocks from front to back as if he's revving himself up to get going! If he does move at all though, it's backwards!

I sort of expected that he'd pull himself along on his tummy then graduate to getting more upright - is this how they start on the crawling journey?

Wigeon Sat 12-Oct-13 08:15:24

Totally normal! Both of mine did that.

SarahAJ Sat 12-Oct-13 08:26:18

Absolutely normal. Both my DD and DS did this. We thought they looked hilarious doing this and it always ended up with all of us giggling! Enjoy this stage. You'll miss it when they are walking.

Passmethecrisps Sat 12-Oct-13 08:28:42

Mine did this. Graduated to a knees together bunny hop which was brilliant! It is really complicated trying to coordinate your limbs

Pascha Sat 12-Oct-13 08:29:53

9Oh yes. DS1 did this, backwards everywhere for a bit then all of a sudden he found forward gear and there was no stopping him. DS2 is commando crawling all the way though - no hands and knees for him. And at 9+months he's trying to pull up on various bits of furniture. Its all good, there's no one way thats right. Just wait til he works out he can get away from mummy at speed! Then you're in trouble wink

bootsycollins Sat 12-Oct-13 08:30:34

grin yes I remember it well

gretagrape Sat 12-Oct-13 08:40:51

It was hilarious - when it happened the first time me and my husband just went "oh my god"! I realise now how short the time is that I can carry on just strapping him into various things and plonking him where I want him!

MyDaydream Sat 12-Oct-13 08:44:45

We had the rocking backwards and forwards that quickly graduated to uncoordinated commando crawling. Then one day he just sped off and surprised us all.

MiaowTheCat Sat 12-Oct-13 08:53:08

DD1 went commando, to the rev up, to proper crawling when she could be arsed and falling back on commando whenever she couldn't. There's also the faceplant phase where the back end's moving but they forget to move the front end and so end up eating carpet.

WandaDoff Sat 12-Oct-13 08:55:59

All of mine did this. grin

I'd put anything breakable away or up high, cos once he gets going thats it!

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