The first few months of parent go by so quickly, and before you know it you can see those little legs getting eager to move.
Watching your baby grow and reach new milestones in their lives is incredibly heartwarming. But when babies learn how to crawl it can be a bit exhausting, as they'll start exploring the room and you'll have to move almost everything onto the top shelves now.
If you think your baby is ready to crawl, or if you're just wondering when he'll start, here's what you need to know about when babies learn how to crawl and how to encourage them!
What age do babies start to crawl?
Most babies start to crawl between 6 months and 10 months old. Whilst this is the most common age for little ones to crawl, it might take some babies longer to learn to crawl or they might skip the phase entirely and start pulling themselves up to learn how to walk.
How can I encourage my little one to crawl?
While you can't teach a baby how to crawl, you can encourage them in a few different ways. These steps are great for helping your little one learn how to crawl.
3) Encourage him to reach for toys
Lay interesting toys
near your baby when he's doing tummy time to encourage him to reach for them. Toys that move and make a noise are great to use to attract your little ones attention, and they will eventually start moving towards them.
What if my baby doesn't start crawling?
The important thing to remember is that all babies are different. Some start crawling early and others might not crawl at all and could just go straight to walking! Don't push your little one to crawl if he isn't ready as it can slow down development, just gentle encouragement when he shows he's ready will help him to figure it out.
However, if you have any concerns about your little one's movements then mention it to your Health Visitor or see your GP.
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