Seeing your baby grow and achieve all of his milestones can be very exciting! But the moment you see your little one start crawling you know that the real fun has begun! As you experience all of this excitement, some questions may come up!
Here are our answers to FAQ about crawling:
When should my baby start crawling?
Typically babies crawl at around eight to ten months, but at around six months most babies start trying to move around. As they figure out how to do that arm-leg-arm-leg crawling movement, they sometimes go backward first and then learn how to crawl forward.
It’s important to remember that all babies are unique and will develop skills at different rates, some more quickly than others. (Note: If your baby is premature he will probably take longer than other babies to start crawling.)
The process of learning to crawl is actually pretty complex. Babies need to coordinate their arms and legs and develop muscle strength in their arms, shoulders, and legs to support their weight. But learning to crawl not only concerns gross motor skills; by crawling, babies develop different abilities and skills like balance, spatial awareness, coordination, and confidence.