lani, bathurst, mum to jacob 2 years
My bubs 8 months old and has only just started crawling (comando)
I couldnt wait till she started so i no how you feel, but i wouldnt be worried, My mum works in a child care centre and there are kids there that are nearly 12 months and not crawling.
And on the other hand my cousin started walking at 9 months old, its just so varied, i wouldnt worry. smile
julia, tas, 8mth baby
Out of 7 of the babies in my mums group only 2 were crawling at 8 months.
There are 4 areas of development Physical (fine motor....fingers and gross motor....arms ,legs), Language, Social (and Emotional) and Intellectual. You will probably find that no babies equally develop these areas. So your child may be developing the other areas first.
And take it from me, both mine crawled at 5 months and walked at 9 months, and I envied those other mums being able to relax longer not having to chase after their children.
Although I know it can be frustrating for your little boy and thay may not be so relaxing for you.
Don't worry, he'll get there smile
Catherine,VIC,mother of 2
Then my other friends kids didnt start till they were 9/10 months. So i say sit back and relax while you can!! smile
Mum to 11 month old boy
susan,vic, tyler 3 yrs old
My little boy isnt quite crawling yet and hes 8 1\2 months
Rochelle, mother of 2
baby kendall dob 10.05.2004
My son started crawling at 9 months. I really wouldn't stress every baby is different. He is now 17 months and has just started walking on his own.
I think we all worry too much that our children don't fit into what the books say is normal. Our baby's will only start to do things when they are ready and confident.
Mummy to Joshie 15/07/03 & Hannah Lily 26/02/06
My 7 1/2 month old isn't crawling either. She can get whereever she wants by rolling. I have tried putting a toy just out of her reach to see if that got her up and going but all she does is roll in a circle until she is within arms reach of it.
I also have a 2 year old who never crawled, when she was about 11 months she started to bum shuffle and didn't walk until she was 19 months.
I was worried about our 2 year old for a while ebcause she wasn't going any of the "normal" things. But she is now 2 and doing everything that she should be. I think all kids just go at there owen pace.
Although if anyone has hints on how to get an 8 month old crawling I am all ears, mine is desperate to chase after her sister.....
Amanda, ACT, 24 & 7mths girls
all my boys were crawling by 7months, so I just assumed she would be like them
anyway, if you wanna email me, feel free
(I am online 12 hours a day most days!)
An ECE Teacher at my daughter's creche said that often the child is working on other areas of development - and often children who may be late crawlers/walkers, will excell in other areas of development than there peers at that time.
Admittedly it was nice to have those extra few months of not having to worry about her getting in to things. But when she started crawling, she made up for lost time.
Rere, NZ, mum of three