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When did your baby learn to crawl?

(31 Posts)
yellowflowers Mon 12-Sep-11 23:02:20

Mine is 9 months and has seemed to be on brink for last month but always decides she'd rather sit where she is without whatever she wanted than make the effort to crawl to what she wants. I know she is still within guidelines but she has three friends slightly younger than her all crawling all over the place and I am starting to get paranoid?

Panzee Mon 12-Sep-11 23:03:39

My son was about a week off his 1st birthday.

birdofthenorth Mon 12-Sep-11 23:04:36

DD was about 10 months. Chasing a ball eventually did it.

Once they take off you will miss the days when they would just sit still grin

madhattershouse Mon 12-Sep-11 23:07:06

Without sounding like a bad parenting book...they all do it when they are ready. My eldest never crawled, started walking at 11 months. My twins were 8 months and 12 months before they started and youngest was 8 months. My mum assures me that I never crawled and didn't walk till I was 18 months <lazy cow emoticon>grin Don't stress, it's when they start to move that you are in trouble...

thecaptaincrocfamily Mon 12-Sep-11 23:18:33

Some children don't crawl smile They bottom shuffle, stand and cruise, stand up and walk and all are normal. Start to worry if there is no movement by12 months. Can your dd put weight on her feet? If not then I would suggest speaking to the HV or GP to get her hips checked. However, she is probably fine if she can sit fully unsupported. HTH smile

Donki Mon 12-Sep-11 23:18:42

My Grandmother to her mother just after my dad was born
"When will he learn to crawl?"
Answer from my great grandmother
"Far too soon......"

LawrieMarlow Mon 12-Sep-11 23:20:29

DS was about 8.5 months.

DD didn't crawl properly until about 2.5 I think and had been walking since 15 months (which was when DS also learned to walk). She did a weird sort of bottom shuffle with one leg stuck out behind her.

franke Mon 12-Sep-11 23:21:06

My dd was 10 months when she crawled and then walked about a week after her birthday.

Don't worry smile

yellowflowers Mon 12-Sep-11 23:56:40

thanks all - that's what I thought but good to hear it!

Ponders Tue 13-Sep-11 00:08:42

one of mine didn't crawl until just turned 1 - the others were sort of 7-8 months (can't remember exactly)

& for future ref wink my late crawler didn't walk until 18-19 months, others were around 13-14 months (again, can't remember exactly blush)

Sleepglorioussleep Tue 13-Sep-11 05:50:45

Dd,8 months, walked 14 months. Ds, 10 months, walked 18 months.

sleepywombat Tue 13-Sep-11 05:57:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Iggly Tue 13-Sep-11 07:49:15

DS commando crawled at 7 months, proper crawl at 8 months? Walked at 10 months. Believe me, there is no rush <tired mummy emoticon>

GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoCunt Tue 13-Sep-11 07:54:18

Ds crawled at 5.5 months - nightmare. Dd was a more respectable 7.5 months. Believe me, the longer they take to do it, the easier your life will be!

splashymcsplash Tue 13-Sep-11 07:56:07

my dd learnt at 7 months. while I was overjoyed when she did, I soon realised that her being mobile created a lot of work! If they are late crawlers then enjoy..

MamaChoo Tue 13-Sep-11 07:56:13

11 months, walked at 13, walked exclusively at 15 months. Also used to be completely immune to the 'toy placed out of reach to encourage crawling' ploy!

lisad123 Tue 13-Sep-11 07:57:14

Dd1 never crawled but bum shuffled at about 13 months but didn't walk till after her 2nd birthday.
Dd2 crawled about 13-14 months and didn't walk till 22 months.

Elsjas Tue 13-Sep-11 08:01:28

Both dd1 and ds1 started crawling at 6 months. Nightmare! All the other mothers had their babies sitting in the garden with a pile of toys on a rug, mine were in the earth covered in mud.....

sjuperwolef Tue 13-Sep-11 08:02:39

dd was just under 5 months, dnephew was 11 months and dniece was 12 months smile

Tee2072 Tue 13-Sep-11 08:08:26

My son is 2.3. He still doesn't crawl! He runs really well though! grin

aStarInStrangeways Tue 13-Sep-11 08:11:09

ds was 10 months, although he had been crawling backwards for a couple of months beforehand.

bruffin Tue 13-Sep-11 08:11:33

DS never crawled properly, he did comando crawling about 8 months but walked at 10 months.

DD was , comando at 9 months, 11 months for proper crawling and walked at 13 months

chocoroo Tue 13-Sep-11 08:39:08

My DD has been crawling backwards for about a month and forward for about ten days. she'll be 7 months at the wkend.

My back is already agony from retrieving her from places she shouldn't be. She's thrilled with herself though!

DoctorX Tue 13-Sep-11 09:02:14

Mine never crawled either. She walked at about 13 months. She is now 17 months. She can run, climb, jump and do all sorts of things, but crawling is still her least favourite thing. Don't worry; some children never crawl and that's absolutely normal.

Notanexcitingname Tue 13-Sep-11 13:14:00

since you say yours in on the brink, he probably hill crawl. DS faffed for aaages before crawling at 10.5 months (I believe DH showed him how grin, as the frustration was unbearable)

DS2 definitely in the far too soon camp. Elsaj that sounds like a very familiar story

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