Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ps | 2008/09/30


Best time for crawling

HI doc

When should the baby start crawling?She will be 9 months old in 8 days &  i am so worried because she doesnt even have any teeth,she is not crawling yet.Should i be worried or is this normal?When is it the best time for all of those.&  one of my cousins said her baby did not crawl she just stood &  walked.

Expert's Reply



As your cousin has already informed you there are many babies who completely skip crawling and simply start to walk when they are just a bit older than a year. The usual age for crawling is 10 months.She is a slow teether and her teeth will appear. Just have patience.

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Posted by: Nicky | 2008/09/30

Hi ps,

My daughter only started crawling a week before her first birthday, like you We were also very concerned as both my husband and I crawled at 8mths and crawling is apparently a very important milestone...we thought something was terribly wrong. So off we went to the paediatrician, she in turn sent us for exrays to confirm that my daughter did not have a dislocated hip (which of course gets checked when they are born) and after all the tears of worry the exray can out normal. I think in this day and age we put to much pressure on our children as well as ourselves - RELAX, she will crawl and walk when she is ready, my daughter is now 20mths and has only been walking for 3mths... If you feel that you need to put your mind at ease (like I did), then maybe you should visit your doc and get his/her opinion.
Best of Luck

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