My Little "Scooter"

United States
February 14, 2007 3:50pm CST
My 5 and half month old baby boy is trying so hard to crawl. It just cracks me up. Has now discovered that he can scoot across the floor on his tummy. But so far he can only go backwards. It is the cutest thing, and I just had to share. :)
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
MY daughter used to do the same thing. It was so cute! :) As for my son he never scooted or crawled he started pulling himself up really early and was already giving his first steps when he caught chicken pox from his sister and stopped completely. He had many on his feet and we think that it hurt him to stand . Even after he got better he never pulled himself again and ended starting to walk again way later when he was almost 9 months.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
Oh. Chicken Pox has to be rough on one so little. Thats awful. Poor thing. 9 months is still pretty early to walk though. :) I think mine is going to be an early walker. He wants to so bad he cant stand it. He will try to pull himself up but just doesnt have the strength just yet.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
But he will soon, and since he already shows he wants to stand he's halfway there. Get that camera ready for those first stepd :) The chicken pox was a bit scare because katt was older and she could complain, tell us how she was feeling, etc. But Andre was such a small baby... we wanted to make him feel better but didn't know how. Baking soda in the bath water helped a lot though :) Hugs to you and your little one
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• United States
17 Feb 07
That is one of the worst parts. Wanting to make them feel better and not knowing how. I do believe you are right. He will be walking before I know it, and then nothing will be safe. :)
@mommycrat (148)
• United States
14 Feb 07
haha, my little guy os doing the same thing. I called him my inchworm last night. It's the funniest thing when they get their little butts up in the air.. ..Isn't it incredible watching him discover new things?
• United States
14 Feb 07
I love it. Every new thing he discovers is amazing for both of us. Have you got a Jumparoo toy? Oh my goodness. he goes to town in that thing, looks like a little miniature Irish Dancer. I cant stop laughing when I put him in it.
@signum (547)
• Australia
19 Feb 07
LOL, so cute. Hearing things like this make me want kids sooner rather than later hehe. :)
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• United States
19 Feb 07
Trust me, they are a handful too. :) There are plenty of sleepless nights and exhaustion to go with the happy moments. But I wouldnt trade him for anything.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
18 Feb 07
LMAO ... I also have two daughters who are now 2 and 5 years old but i will always remember these precious moments in their lives. For some reason a good majority of babies always tend to push bakc rather than move forward in the crawling process. He is however doing extremely well with his efforts because once they figure out reverse believe my finding drive is that much easier ... LOL! God Bless you and your precious little one!!!
• United States
18 Feb 07
Thank you. He is definately amazing to watch. It seems like he figures something new out every day. Now that he has completely mastered rolling, he does it to get around sometimes. And if he doesnt think you saw him, he will make all kinds of racket to get you to watch. LOL
@pumpkinjam (5935)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 07
That's really cute. My youngest also started off going backwards when he eventually decided to move! He would go along on his tummy and then he did this weird thing, actually he's done a few weird things. Like, he'll "crawl" with his feet on the floor and his bottom in the air and he puts shoes on his hands. The first thing he did when he strted moving was more like rolling. He could get everywhere just doing that so he did!
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• United States
17 Feb 07
Mine does that too. Just rolls all over the place. It is absolutely amazing watching him discover new things every day.
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@harwoodkp (285)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I know how that is, my son did that when he started to move around. Just wait until he pushes himself under the couch. It is hard not to laugh when they get that frustrated. I picked up my son and held him for awhile, and he felt better until he did it again. it did not take him too long to learn to switch his direction. Thank you for your sharing. It brought back some wonderful memories for me.
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• United States
17 Feb 07
I know all about the frustration. He just gets so darn mad that he isnt where he was trying to go. He started pushing his bottom up in the air today. I am sure its a matter of time before I am chasing him all over creation.
@apky12 (775)
• United States
15 Feb 07
He may start by doing the army crawl. My 1st son did that for a long time before he really crawled. Several kids I know just army crawled and then walked. It is great when they go through the stages. You are at a good age for babies now.
• United States
15 Feb 07
Its great. Everything is new and exciting for him. We spent ten minutes in the bathroom earlier turning the vanity lights off and on. And everytime he thought it was amazing. I figure when he is walking and talking I am going to long for these times we have now. LOL
@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
14 Feb 07
My daughter first scooted backwards then crawled backwards for over a month before she finally said forget this and stated pulling herself up on the furniture by 7 months. she could walk arounf the livingroom hanging on to something by the time she was 8 months.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
He wants to walk so bad. He watches his cousin and squeals and tries to get down. He tried to pull himself up on the coffee table he was sitting next to earlier. I figure he will be up and going by the time he is 8 or 9 months old tops. And then, I will never sleep again, LOL.
• United States
14 Feb 07
Awww, they're so sweet at that age. Mine were never doing anything much at 5 months except babbling!
• United States
14 Feb 07
Oh, he loves to babble too. He looks at you with this serious expression and just "talks" even pauses so you can respond. I love it. I wouldnt trade being able to witness his new experiences for anything.
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