Join Date: May 2004
Location: missing my bobo
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Michele and I are on the same page. My dd has low muscle tone & didn't learn to crawl until after she was walking & she was receiving physical therapy for a few months. Crawling helps to build upper body & torso tone & strength. Michele already gave you fabulous activities, & I can't think of any more right now.
DD had very slow protective reflexes & every time she fell, she fell on her face. It was awful!!! With lots of work on the exercise ball, tipping her back & forth to "catch" stuff, plus all the crawling work, she's gotten soooo much better!
She's not too little to get a PT evaluation through early intervention/birth to 3 services. it's all free & even if she doesn't qualify for services (she may not b/c she's technically on time for her milestones other than crawling) they can give you some great activities & resources to help build those skills.