Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Gogga | 2012/06/05



My baby is 9months old.
i am getting worried as it seems she doesn''t want to crawl.
she will lie on her tummy - lift her chest from floor or lift het butt - but not moving. she would rather roll. my family is putting a great deal of pressure on me as they say that a baby needs to crawl for certain motoring skills and that if a child skips the crawl stage they will have problem in the future with maths,sorting out problems.
i have tried showing her how to crawl - i even rolled a towel put it under her arms, moved her toys just out of reach, this would amuse her for some time but then she starts moaning and rolls to her back.
i may add that she loves her jolly-jumper, walking ring, if she sits and you give her your hand she pulls herself up and i noticed her doing it in the cot aswell.
but still i am worried.

Expert's Reply



There is absolutely no need for you to be concerned. Most babies start crawling when they are 10 months old. Also many babies skip the crawling stage completely and simply start pulling themselves up and standing and then start walking. There is no truth that crawling has anything to do with maths ability or success at school.

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Posted by: Kate | 2012/06/07

Just to let you know, my brother and I never crawled and we both have phd in maths!

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