how to crawl a baby

United States
April 15, 2010 2:23pm CST
has anyone here know how to teach your baby to crawl? my baby is 6months old but he can't crawl though he can sit and stand if he lean on something.if he is on bed he can push himself and roll anywhere. he always like an airplane position. anyone please share some ideas. thanks
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
maybe he is just a late developer. never had i heard that you can teach a baby to crawl. it is a natural phase that some do early and some do it late. since he is just a baby, during vaccinations, ask the doctor to be safe.
• United States
16 Apr 10
yeah that's what I heard that baby boys are late developer.during vaccination they just explain what's the vaccines for. and nothing else.!
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
17 Apr 10
you can always ask . they couldn't guess with all the babies getting vaccinated .
@MAllen400 (830)
15 Apr 10
hi I have had three children. One never did crawl. Went straight to holding on to the chairs etc to learn to walk. My youngest daughter did crawl but only to fetch things! and my third child never crawled forwards only backwards. They are grown up now and it never affected any of them. Let him do his own thing. He will have you running after him in no time and then you will be wishing back to those days of knowing exactly where he is lol x
• United States
15 Apr 10
lol..! yeah if he is on the floor he is stuck but if i put him on his bouncing toy car ..diiinnng!! he is really happy jumping all the time as the toy car bounce too. like I said if he is on the bed, he roll anywhere. he utters different sounds and some two syllable words.raised his two legs then roll again until he gets tired and sleep.! babies are so cute watching their own acrobatics..
16 Apr 10
Make sure you enjoy every moment of it too as believe you me they grow up oh so fast but these memories will stay with you forever so make sure you enjoy it all even though you may be absolutely tired out as one thing for sure is that there is no better job than being a Mum x
• Bulgaria
15 Apr 10
I think you don't have to worry about this. My son started to crawl at abot eight month. Some kids don't crawl at all. I think your baby will start crawling and walking when he's ready for this and it's not good to push him, because that can be dangerous for his bones. At age of 6m the doctor have told him to put him to sit. I think it's too early for crawling.
• United States
15 Apr 10
yeah.i lay him on the floor with his toys around just within his reach and just watched him on what he will do. he doing his best to reached it then look at me just like : mommy help me with my toys..! all he did is airplane trying to push his leg but can't move.lol!
• Bulgaria
16 Apr 10
My son was the same. And finally when he reached the toy he was ssoooo happy :) And me too :)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
dont worry your baby would learn to crawl on her own. she just need some time. or if you wanna motivate her to crawl, put her favorite toy away from her,about half meter.then she will try to get it by crawling.goodluck
• United States
16 Apr 10
yeah i will thanks for your reply.
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
Personally, i don't think you have to worry at this early. Crawling is something babies do without coaching or teaching them. When you put them in his tummy, he will crawl, when he is ready. Maybe by now, its too early for him and he is not yet ready. Don't worry, don't rush things. He will, soon. In his own time. Which I think is not very far from now. Just be patient. He will learn to crawl by himself. That is something he will learn when he will eventually want to move and so he will do it by himself. :)
• United States
16 Apr 10
Yeah I am very excited to see him one day he crawl and run for me to chase him so i will lost belly quick..lol!
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@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
Kids just learn to crawl and walk on their own. Try to dangling his favorite toy in front of him but out of his reach. He will try to reach for it and find ways to get to it. Sometimes, kids just skip the crawling stage and start walking. I have a nephew who crawled not on his tummy but on his hands and feet. He would raise his foot high, make some practice push in the air and then launch himself forward. It was so cute, as if he was getting ready for a sprint.
• United States
16 Apr 10
really.lol! my baby raised his butt high then pushed and roll to his side he want. he usually twist his body then he roll many times until he reached to that place he like to go to.
15 Apr 10
Some babies don't crawl at all. If your son is already able to stand he may be confident enough to take a few steps when he gets a little older. If you do want to try him crawling, lay him on his tummy on the floor and put your leg behind his feet so he has something to push against to help him get up onto his knees. I'm not saying it will definately work but it has for some friends of mine.
• United States
15 Apr 10
yeah i did that way but he won't crawl he is just stuck on his tummy..thanks for your reply.
@beesm17 (107)
• United States
20 Apr 10
My son is doing the same thing. he will even put himself in a sitting postion from his belly. Its just crazy how they can do somethings and not others. :)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
Hmm when my brother's still 6 months old my parents put him on a stroller?
@hibang (80)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
some babies skip learning crawling, like two of my cousins, they only learned to roll to their tummies but not crawling,
@Lochoa (222)
• United States
15 Apr 10
I don't have any kids but maybe you should try crawling and ask him to join you. I know it sounds strange but I think it would work. I'm not sure how old babies start crawling or walking but most people say that boys are a little slower then girls so if by 6mo babies are supposed to be crawling maybe he's just a late bloomer.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Apr 10
I dont have any kids so im not able to help you on the aspect on how to teach your baby to crawl. But i can inform that i was pretty old before i started crawling and when i did start i did it for a long time also, i first started walking when i was around 1½ years old... (And im perfectly healthy as of today)