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Different Ways of Crawling

Different Ways of Crawling

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Crawling is the first sign that shows your baby is learning to move around. It is the foundation for your baby’s first walking steps. Every child is different and so are the crawling styles. Your baby will try to crawl during 6-8 months of age.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Let’s see the different ways of crawling:

Safety tips when your baby starts crawling: 
• Provide more space for your baby to move around. 
• Put safety gates for the doors or staircase. 
• Don’t use walkers as they are dangerous and can cause accidents.

  • A. Standard crawling- Crawling on hands and knees using alternate arm and leg to move forward.
  • B. Hand- and Feet- crawling- Baby crawls on hands and foot instead of knees.

  • C. Step-crawl mix- Uses left foot and right knee to crawl.
  • D. Creeping- The tummy of your baby touches the ground while crawling. To crawl forward, your baby pushes the left leg by extending it against the ground and pulls with the right hand by flexing it against the ground.
  • E. Scooting- Your baby is seated and by flexion and extension of legs he/she moves forward.
  • F. Step-scoot mix using three limbs- Baby will sit on one hip and then leans forward and puts one hand on the ground 
    making a tripod of one hand, one knee and one foot. Then moves the stepping leg.

Your baby may learn to crawl in his/her own way and own time. Some babies may start crawling backward and then forward.
Though crawling helps in coordination of your baby for walking, some babies may start walking even without crawling.
Contact your doctor if your baby is not crawling by 11 to 12 months.

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