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Has anyone's baby just never crawled?

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DipDabDabDip Tue 18-Feb-14 10:58:36

Dd is nearly 11 months and is far more interested on being walked around rather than learning to crawl. If you put her in the position she just lays there till she cries or rolls over. She doesn't commando crawl or bum shuffle either.

Will she just go straight to walking and never crawl?

HanSolo Tue 18-Feb-14 11:04:58

DD didn't crawl until 15mo, crawled for 4 days, then stood up and walked, no wobbling. She just couldn't be bothered with crawling- it was for babies! grin

She was definitely behind her peers physical development wise in infant school, but her development in other areas was ahead. It all evens out later.

BackforGood Tue 18-Feb-14 11:05:51

Not mine, but it's not that uncommon - most do bum shuffle if they don't crawl, but again, not unheard of for them to do neither.

georgedawes Tue 18-Feb-14 11:05:58

Lots don't, it's not a developmental milestone like walking etc is.

bruffin Tue 18-Feb-14 11:08:03

My DS only ever dragged himself along by his arms, not proper commando, but he walked at 10 months.

BetterWithCheese Tue 18-Feb-14 11:14:59

My DS crawled after walking at about 13 or 14 months. He did a weird bum shuffle/crab walk thing from about 10 months though.

justaweeone Tue 18-Feb-14 11:15:21

Both of mine never crawled. A bit of bum shuffling then walked quite young

HumphreyCobbler Tue 18-Feb-14 11:17:06

My friend's ds never crawled, always wanted to be walked around instead. He is v advanced physically now, biking, climbing, football etc.

CinnabarRed Tue 18-Feb-14 11:17:11

2 of my 3 didn't crawl. DS2 did bum shuffle. DS1 went straight from sitting to walking; he learned to walk the day after he learned to pull up to standing.

Crawling isn't an "official" developmental stage for this reason, apparently smile

DS commandoed and then cruised hmm He then stayed in this stage for EIGHT months before finally plucking up the courage to walk on his own (which he'd been able to do for 6 months because I saw him do it accidentally) at 16 months.

However he did crawl as well as cruising, if there was nothing to hold onto he'd drop down and crawl.

RawCoconutMacaroon Tue 18-Feb-14 11:27:07

Ds1 crawled for about 4 days, prior to that he would scream in frustration at not being able to move (could stand and cruise along furniture), if placed in the centre of the room. Walked at 10 1/2 months, so late crawler and early walker!

RawCoconutMacaroon Tue 18-Feb-14 11:27:42

On his own I mean.

PatriciaHolm Tue 18-Feb-14 11:29:16

DD didn't really. She walked on her knees for several months!

Cringechilli Tue 18-Feb-14 11:35:40

Neither of my dc crawled. One cruised for a short time before walking and the other cruised for a long time before walking!

chaostheory Tue 18-Feb-14 11:38:22

PatriciaHolm, I came on to say the same thing, my oldest DD walked on her knees for ages (had to repair lots of holes in the knees of her trousers) and then finally walked at 15 months. She never crawled.

MomOrMum Tue 18-Feb-14 11:39:34

My DS1 didn't budge until he walked out of nowhere at 10 months.

DipDabDabDip Tue 18-Feb-14 18:27:45

Ooh this makes me feel better! She's so intent on being walked about and pulling up I've got a feeling she will never crawl! She never want to sit still or stay on your knee, he wriggles until she's standing then demands you walk her! If she's fed up of sitting on the floor the arms go up or she's looking round for a leg to try and pull up on.

Even tempting her with a toy or food won't get her shifting!
It's amazing how different they all are isn't it.

SimLondon Wed 19-Feb-14 22:43:55

I never crawled and went straight to walking. However. tummy time is very important.

bigbuttons Wed 19-Feb-14 22:49:25

ds1 never crawled. He did some funny bear like movements for a few days then got up and walked at 10 months.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 20-Feb-14 14:02:01

DS crawled for a week then walked at 12 months and 2 weeks.

CMOTDibbler Thu 20-Feb-14 14:08:24

DS didn't crawl till a week before he was 1, but had been cruising since 9 months. He only crawled for 8 weeks till he could walk properly, and never did again.

I only crawled backwards apparently

2beornot Thu 20-Feb-14 14:10:35

Dd walked at 10.5 months, but at stage still couldn't crawl or pull herself up. She learnt to do this at 13 months so a bit back to front!!

Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Thu 20-Feb-14 14:12:15

DS didn't crawl until after he walked, at 13 months. I suspect DD is going the same way.

Doitnicelyplease Thu 20-Feb-14 17:33:46

I would say try not to help her walk too much, I read that this can be slightly detrimental (according to physios) a distraction to what they should be doing/learning on their own (but yes all babies love this).

If she is strong and can push a walker, pull up on her own then she may be close to walking but she could just be taking her time learning to crawl.

My DD2 didn't crawl till just before 1, then became v fast at crawling/scooting and bum shuffling (depending on what terrain!) - she didn't walk independently until 17 months.

DD1 was walking before her first birthday. They are all different smile

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