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#1 of 7 Old 04-03-2011, 09:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey there,

My 9 month old boy takes his time in general with many things, including milestones.  He's not crawling yet.. and occasionally will get his knees up  under him and get on all fours... but isn't crawling yet.  anyone else with a late crawler?

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I just took a look at the WHO's motor milestones chart, and the range for hands-and-knees crawling is 5-13.5 months. He's still fine!! As well, there are some babies who just skip crawling altogether and go straight to pulling up and walking. I wouldn't worry, mama!


 


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DD never crawled, she went right to walking.


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good to hear, I know that there is a wide range, but when all of his friends of the same age are crawling and walking already, you start to get a little anxious.  He's also not pulling up to stand, and one other weird thing is that he doesn't put ANYTHING in his mouth, not food or toys...  Again, I'm not too worried, but it is a little strange.  He has a mellow personality, so maybe that's all it is.

 

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I totally know how you feel, by the way, and it's easy for me to say that you shouldn't be worried, but the truth is, I worry myself. Cecilia is one in 2 days, and she is not walking. I know that she's still in the range, but it's hard when so many other babies are taking steps or full-time walking by now. I try hard to take my own advice on it!


 


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Hi ! Leo is going to be 9 months next week and is still not crawling...he does not like being put on his tummy at all! He is showing signs of crawling like getting up on knees a lot but I just don't think he necessarily wants to crawl, but is trying to walk. I am not worried about it but I am sick of people asking! 


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I can't remember when my dd started crawling - I think it was around 9 months - but I do remember telling a friend, who's a doctor (who also worked as a "baby check-up" (like Well baby visits) doc) at the time and she said, "oh that's well on time, we only want kids to definitely be able to crawl by 12 months"

And when my dd started walking at 14 months the people in the baby-checkup place seemed to think that was great too and definitely not late!

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(I have to say, i was the first of my group of friends to have a baby so i happily couldn't/can't compare my dd's development to anyone else IRL lol.gif )

I am sometimes so surprised by how early a lot of the babies here on MDC seem to be meeting milestones! But there is a huge range of "appropriate" ages for them.

Oh yeah: my dd also never put anything in her mouth... as in, ever (she was also very uninterested in solids for a long time). And now when I see my friends' babies I am so surprised by how they put things in their mouths like all the time!

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