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When did your babies crawl?

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moomin35 Tue 23-Dec-14 08:38:41

...And how long is it generally between crawling and them walking?

PollyParrotsCrackers Tue 23-Dec-14 08:41:52

Ds ten months, walking 17 months.
Dd six months, walking 9 months.
Differs greatly with each child, dn didn't crawl at all.

callamia Tue 23-Dec-14 08:48:20

7m crawling, 11m walking.

eckythumpenallthat Tue 23-Dec-14 08:49:54

Dd never crawled
Bum shuffled at 12 month
Walked at 22 month

thatwhichwecallarose Tue 23-Dec-14 08:50:05

Dd1 walked first, at 10.5 months, then decided to crawl at 13 months.

Among my friends, crawling had ranged from 6.5-12 months

QuietTinselTardis Tue 23-Dec-14 09:00:24

Ds crawled 6 months, walked 11 months
Dd crawled 6 months, walked 10 months
Some babies don't crawl at all do they? It's not a developmental milestone like sitting, walking is it?

purpleme12 Tue 23-Dec-14 09:00:54

Mine doesn't crawl. Started bum shuffling 10 months. Not walking yet and she's 14 months

tilder Tue 23-Dec-14 09:01:29

From the question, am hoping you aren't worried. In my entirely non scientific experience, the age they crawl/bum shuffle then walk varies hugely. My sportiest (sp?)Child didn't crawl at all and didn't walk until 20 months. You wouldn't believe the comments I got.

I think anytime up to 12 months is considered 'normal' for crawling, bit later for bum shuffling. If you are worried there are checks they can make.

CaramellaDeVille Tue 23-Dec-14 09:02:41

My HV seems to think it is. 11 mo DD still not crawling and they keep calling me to see if she is doing it yet. She's up on all fours rocking, so it won't be long.
My DS crawled at 10 months and walked at 15 months.

marne2 Tue 23-Dec-14 09:05:08

Dd1 crawled at 11 months, walked at 15 months

Dd2 never crawled and walked at 9 1/2 months, for her missing crawling did effect her development, she has low muscle tone which Physio say is due to her not crawling and walking so early ( she has weak trunk muscles ), she's now 8 years old and has lots of physio that involves being on all fours. She does have other issues that don't help the muscle tone but her physio says she see's a lot of children that were early walkers with low tone.

ShootTheMoon Tue 23-Dec-14 09:08:22

Crawled at 5.5 months and walked at 9 months.

Not fun for the rest of us smile

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 23-Dec-14 09:09:28

Dd1 crawled at 7 months and walked at 10.5m

DD2 commando crawled at 6, all fours at 8m and walked at 11m

Orangeisthenewbanana Tue 23-Dec-14 09:13:09

DD crawled at 10.5 months and was walking at 14 months. One of her friends crawled at 6 months, but walked after DD. A paediatric physio colleague told me they don't actually tend to worry about crawling as a milestone so much now, as not all children do it.

LeopardLamp Tue 23-Dec-14 09:14:17

Crawling by 8 months and walking independently by 11 and a half months.

Iggly Tue 23-Dec-14 09:14:51

Ds crawled at 7 months, walked at 9.

Dd crawled at 7 months and walked at 12 months. She took ages though - would walk holding our hands instead.

eckythumpenallthat Tue 23-Dec-14 09:15:10

Think the HV needs to calm down. Crawling isn't a milestone. Some babies just don't do it. And those that but shuffle tend to (but not always) be later walkers

Micah Tue 23-Dec-14 09:17:14

Mine never crawled. First rolled over at 5 months, then just rolled everywhere until 7 months when she stood up and started cruising.

As you can see, they're all different smile. Little boy at my dd's nursery sat looking at books until he was two, no crawling, cruising or anything. Then whe he could all but read, and his speech was very advanced, he decided to learn to walk. At 4 they could all walk and talk at the same level.

CalamitouslyWrong Tue 23-Dec-14 09:18:22

Not all children crawl. There is huge variability in how infants start to move on their own, and it's largely driven by experience and opportunity.

There's huge variability in when children walk too (anything from 9-18 months is unsurprising, and it's not necessarily a problem if they walk at 19 or 20 months). Again, it's driven by experience and opportunity (it doesn't just happen) so you can do lots to help your baby by offering tummy time on different surfaces, etc.

IsabellaofFrance Tue 23-Dec-14 09:19:15

None of my three crawled, DD bum-shuffled like a demon but no crawling in this house.

They were all late walkers too - DS1 was 22 months, DS2 was 19 months and DD was 20 months.

PercyGherkin Tue 23-Dec-14 09:19:25

DD didn't crawl or even bum shuffle at all, all she wanted to do was walk but she couldn't walk unsupported until 13 months. I had about 7 months of whinging to be held up. It was BACKBREAKING.

DS crawled at 10 months, walked at 15.

Your HV sounds a bit of a loon.

sleepyhead Tue 23-Dec-14 09:20:18

Ds1 crawled at 8months and walked at 14 months.
Ds2 crawled at 6months and walked at 11 months.

The range among babies I know has been from 5 months - 18 months for crawling, and 9 months to 2.5 years for walking.

The slowest starter was a preemie twin who's absolutely bombing around now age 3. You'd see no difference between her and the one who walked at 9months smile

bigoldbird Tue 23-Dec-14 09:22:00

DD1 never did crawl, and didn't walk until she was about 18 months old. Still the laziest girl I know!

DD2 crawled really early which was a nightmare as I had not had dealings with a crawler before, and she was walking at about 18 months as well. The second laziest girl I know.

All the people I knew who had late/early crawlers, potty users, talkers etc all now have perfectly 'normal' youngsters in their 20s.

CMOTDibbler Tue 23-Dec-14 09:24:30

Ds was cruising at 10 months, didn't crawl till a week before his 1st birthday, and walking confidently at 14 months.

I never crawled personally

CalamitouslyWrong Tue 23-Dec-14 09:26:38

I think it's very dangerous for HCP to be telling parents that they should worry about crawling (or lack of crawling) and saying that it has caused other health issues (your child would have low muscle tone whether they crawled or not!).

The research evidence shows very clearly that many, many children do not crawl. It varies between cultures (e.g. Jamaican children are less likely to crawl than North American children, because of differences in child rearing practices not anything sinister) and has varied over time (crawling used to be much less usual in the UK because we dressed infants differently and didn't put them on the floor so much). What constitutes 'crawling' is also enormously variable (is a commando crawl the same thing as a bum shuffle or a bear crawl?).

See, for example, here

ameliarose2012 Tue 23-Dec-14 09:38:15

Dd never crawled at all. She never moved- no rolling or bum shuffling- until a week before her first birthday when she got up and walked! I spent hours trying to tempt her but she was just happy to be stationary. The hv said that they don't worry as long as babies are sitting unaided. She's 2.6 now, and you'd never know! Try not to worry, and ignore your hv!

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