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I have heard of babies that do this, I was wondering if any of your babies have done this and what they where like, my DD shows no signs of crawling, hates being on her tummy, but is always pulling herself up. I was curious to know what babies that skipped crawling where like. She's still young, but omg she hates being on her tummy!
 

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My daughter didn't want to be on her tummy until 7-8 months. She wanted to sit up, or be held up standing so she could see what was going on. She's a really interactive kid who stared rolling a month after all the babies her age that we knew, she also got teeth a few weeks later and was less interested in crawling.<br><br>
What she loves now is the walker. She gors in for 10 min at a time or so, but it gives her such a sense of autonomy! I would say, don't worry too much about when you rbaby is "supposed" to be doing something. Maeve kind of crawls now, she'll scoot and get on her knees and launch herslef around, so I know there isn't anything "wrong" with her.<br><br>
Trust your intuition, is you feel there is nothing abnormal happening, then trust that a time will come when your baby will crawl/walk/talk/pottytrain etc.<br><br>
-Crystal
 

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my oldest niece did that - totally skipped crawling or even scooting and then at 10 mos she walked!!
 

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My baby is crawling, but my mother tells me that I bypassed crawling altogether and started walking at 10 months of age. I would agree that trusting your intuition is the way to go. Every baby is a little different, so maybe yours just isn't that interested in crawling.
 

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My first did this.
 

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I skipped crawling. According to my mom, I sat-up at about 6 months, talked up a storm by 10 months, but I sat on my butt and waited to be picked up and carried until 12 months when I decioded to walk. Very little pulling up, no scooting or attempts at crawling at all. Otherwise, I was supposedly a very precocious child. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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DD did this, from about 3 months all she wanted to do was stand and walk.....tough on my back, and very frustrating for her! She walked at about 11 months, no crawling, no scooting etc.....she still hates to crawl. She was alos born about six weeks early......so it was surprising that she walked so early. Funny thing is that now, at almost 20 months she is a reluctant talker.....do figure.
 

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According to MIL DH started crawling and walking in the same week, at about 6 months of age. I think DS is taking after him because he can either scoot, or he will get up in a sort of upside down triangle (downward dog, anyone?) and "walk" on all fours like that. His knees aren't touching the ground. He also likes standing but his balance is off. He can support himself fine as long as you hold his hand, but if you let go of his hand, he flops over.<br><br>
Oh, and also he is NOWHERE near sitting. So... I guess he's all over the place developmentally. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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My first dd did this. She hated being on her tummy, never rolled over and never pulled herself up. She loved to be walked around and began walking on her own just before she turned one. The only thing that was different was that if she fell down she couldn't get herself up again and would sit there and complain until we'd set her on her feet again. Then off she'd go!
 

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ds did this and was walking at 10 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: pulled himself up at 6 months, cruising at 9.5 months and walking all the way into the dinning rom by himself at 10 months, one day. no crawling for him. but he didn't talk till about 17 months. (you'd never know it now though!)<br><br>
the chiro suggested laying him on his back and moving arms and legs the way he would with crawling to stimulate the brain correctly, as crawling stimulates the language center.<br><br>
thankfully that doesn't seem like it's going to happen this time around as dd is not even very interested in rolling over... esp if she can reach all her toys fine thank you very much.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My dc didn't do this, but a child in our playgroup did. I've heard of others who don't crawl or crawl for a very short time, and progress quickly to walking.<br><br>
There's a wide range of what's "normal."
 

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My sister's babe did this as well. She was content to sit up and play with her toys and showed zero interest in crawling or scooting. At 12 mo. she started walking.<br><br>
The only time I would be concerned is if your babe didn't want to put any weight on her legs, but it sounds like she is doing that b/c she likes to pull herself up.<br><br>
Get ready! Life changes so much when they're mobile!
 
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