Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2008, 01:31 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posts: 5,414
My Mood:
Still no crawling

Sean's just a few days shy of 9 months and he still doesn't crawl. He lays on his hands and tummy and scoots backwards sometimes, but mostly he just rolls to wherever he's trying to go. When I get down on the floor and try to get him to crawl towards me he gets on his hands and knees but just kind of rocks back and forth then flops back down to his tummy and rolls to me.

I don't know what to do to get him to start crawling. I worry about his delays. He didn't start rolling over until he was 4.5 months old, whereas as some of the babies from his birth board were rolling over as early as 6 weeks!

His 9 month check-up is in 2 weeks so I'll ask his pediatrician then but I just wanted to get some advice from btdt moms.


~sarah~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
shaycp's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 586
My Mood:
Re: Still no crawling

Oh mama! Please try not to worry! My dd was born the day before your ds! 7/2/07 (saw it in your sig) and she is not really crawling either. She is 100% developmentally normal. If she weren't my third child I'd probably worry about her. But I've learned over the years (oldest is 8) that they all do it in their own time.

For your son, scooting around and rolling to what he wants is his form of locomotion. My dd is just so content with the way she is, she has no motivation to figure out the next step! It will come with time. Be patient - he will be zooming all over before you know it!

Recovering Fluff Addict
Huge Stash Sale:
shaycp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:40 PM   #3
mamarae's Avatar
Registered Users
Formerly: rgrindle
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: neither here nor there
Posts: 545
My Mood:
Re: Still no crawling

My DS #1 didn't roll until 7 months, scoot until 11 months, crawl until 13 months, or walk until 15 months. He's still considered perfectly normal, in fact advanced, really... just lazy, I guess!

The fact that he's rolling to get where he wants to go is great. That shows the desire for something, devising a strategy for acquiring that something, and following through. Some kids never crawl. They just go from scooting to walking! I wouldn't worry too much yet.

ETA: just saw the other post. Perhaps I, too, should describe my son as "laid back" instead of "lazy." Wouldn't hold his own cup after the first few sips, won't hold on when being carried, learned to talk early so he could ask us to get things for him... no, lazy's the word!
mama to S (10/05) and A (5/07)
Striving to daily serve my Lord and my family with patience, love, and compassion.

Last edited by mamarae; 03-27-2008 at 01:44 PM.
mamarae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
Registered Users
Formerly: Savannah+6
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 14,824
Re: Still no crawling

My now 3 year old seemed very laid back when he was that age. At 9 months he wouldn't crawl. When he wanted anything he would just roll to it. He was crawling by 10 months, and didn't take his first steps until he was a few days shy of 15 months. He is a very smart, not behind at all 3 year old now. I think some kids just like to go at their own pace! Don't worry momma, he will crawl soon

OrangeBananas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:50 PM   #5
oneofsix's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 730
My Mood:
Re: Still no crawling

My 2yr old didnt even sit till he was 11 mos old. He was walking by 13 mos, did like a sling shot. Babies develop at their own pace. Now my 12 mos old has been walking for 3 mos already! Actually being physical early has been linked to more injuries. Just cause they can walk and do these things doesnt mean they have the knowledge on how to do it safely. My 5 yr old has twisted legs, the bones themselves, its a birth defect. Hes a big boy and he walked at 11 mos which the drs considered early and they said that was adding to his leg problems because he was putting so much weight on them. Really I wouldnt worry about it. Its not a competition .
Michelle, momma to 8 and owner of
Follow our adventures in my Blog: Tales from the Quiver
oneofsix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 02:46 PM   #6
MichaelsMommy's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 530
Re: Still no crawling

I agree with the rest. My 2 yr old didn't crawl until he was 10 months old and was walking by his first birthday. Some babies never even crawl. It sounds like he is doing fine.
Jillian , loving wife to Michael (lll), mommy to Michael (lV) , Brianna and expecting #3 in September
MichaelsMommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 04:18 PM   #7
Registered Users
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: la la land
Posts: 19,890
Re: Still no crawling

My oldest didn't crawl until after he walked, seriously! He stood and cruised at 10mos but before that, just scooted on his bottom and rocked in place. He started walking 2wks before his first birthday and that same week, began crawling. He's totally normal. Please don't worry!
3lilbubs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 07:24 PM   #8
Registered Users
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 14,805
Re: Still no crawling

Crawling is not even actually considered a milestone by the pediatric board. It's not necessary for a child to crawl to be normal. I know, we all get in our heads how our children should be and when they don't fit that picture we think something is wrong. And yes, I know, sometimes something is.

And crawling "early" doesn't necessarily mean anything, either. My son was crawling by 7 months but wouldn't walk unaided until he was 17 months. He's perfectly normal.
tallanvor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 02:18 AM   #9
Registered Users
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 533
My Mood:
Re: Still no crawling

Neither one of my older 2 daughters crawled at all until after they could walk, and my youngest daughter just started crawling within the last month (she'll be 1 in 2 weeks.) Trust me, enjoy the time before he's super mobile! I was actually sad when Kristin learned to meant there was more she could get into...I was spoiled with my first two in that respect! Try not to worry...I know it's hard, but he'll be fine
Mommy to my three little princesses and my prince
Megan 6/01 , Emma 2/04 and Kristin 4/07, Ryan 10/10 , baby #5 due 1/16
SaraG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 06:42 AM   #10
crystalanne79's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 9,049
My Mood:
Re: Still no crawling

My DD didn't crawl until she was 14 months. She walked at 10 months and then had a big fall at 11 months and didn't walk again until 14 months as well. She was too afraid. I think that each baby will do their thing in their own time and their own order. I wouldn't worry at 9 months.
Crystal~WAHM to Emma & Liam and wife to Scott.
Stocking Minky and Bamboo Cloth Pads at Tree Hugger Cloth Pads!
Choose from 200+ colors!

crystalanne79 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.