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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 08:55 AM   1
KatO79
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10 month old and neither crawling or pulling up


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So my son will be 10 months on August 5th. He currently rolls around and pushes his way forward on his belly. The vast majority of the time when he's on his tummy, he's supporting on his hands. He will occasionally try to get into the crawling position but only holds it for a couple of seconds before his legs are flat on the floor. He'll also sometimes push himself backwards trying to get his knees under him. He seems to have good muscle tone and can lie on his tummy for really long stretches of time. I've tried having him stand on my lap and he puts weight on his legs.

I don't know if he's also delayed because the first 3 months didn't have tummy time as he was suffering from breast milk jaundice so was constantly sleeping. I had to 95-98% of the time wake him for feeds. Also I was late in removing his activity center which I think was encouraging laziness. Within days he was working a lot more on rolling onto back and tummy and is now pretty good at it although he prefers to roll left

I should perhaps also mention that I'm letting him develop his skills naturally so haven't taught him to sit or anything. Just letting him have lots of free play on the floor.

I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not and when to start getting him checked?

The 4 other babies in the Mommy Group I'm in are all currently pulling up (3 of them crawled while it looks like one will be skipping crawling). It's leading me to feel like I almost can't meet with them anymore because by the time we start meeting again after the summer, they'll all be well on their way to walking while my son may not be crawling yet or perhaps he may have started to. I know all babies develop differently but I just feel like it's hard to be the one in the group where your baby is the one developing "slower". Advice?



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 09:52 AM   2
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My eldest didn't crawl until just gone 11 months and walked at just after 18 months. He was by far the slowest physically in my baby group and it was difficult as they'd all be toddling while I'd be lugging him around! We were kind of expecting it as his dad was very late also. However he's now the most active child ever! It's difficult but it's hard to get them moving before they're ready or want to.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 10:24 AM   3
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I wouldn't worry. My son was the same! He bum shuffled at around 11 months and didn't walk until 18 months. He also never crawled. He was also very late learning to sit himself up and pull himself up. He is now a very active and healthy 5 year old! 😁 x



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 10:40 AM   4
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He was by far the slowest physically in my baby group and it was difficult as they'd all be toddling while I'd be lugging him around!
Yes I'm also finding it difficult Here's everyone else in the group showing off pics/videos of their baby crawling or pulling himself up (funny enough all the babies are boys in my group) and here I am with my son just rolling around Doesn't help that 2 of them were quick to crawl, the one that's older by 1 month crawled at 7 months and one of the others crawled at 6 months The one who's baby is skipping crawling just tells me that babies develop differently and I know that logically but just find it so difficult to see them all speed ahead of my son

Truth be told I'm a bit stressed if my son doesn't crawl as it's supposed to be a good "brain exercise" for babies according to my in-laws.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 12:17 PM   5
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My cousin is turning one next week and he has very recently gone straight from just sitting and rolling to crawling, pulling up and walking all at once so your LO may well suddenly master crawling or just get up and walk one day. All the time he's trying and bringing his legs under he's working the muscles he needs even though he isn't actually crawling yet. I personally wouldn't get too stressed about it he'll get there in his own time and catch up to them, just because they've reached certain milestones at a younger age doesn't necessarily mean your LO is delayed. I'm not sure what your in laws mean about brain exercise, I didn't crawl because I fell on my face the first time I managed it. I could read properly and count to over 100 before I started school and I now have two degrees and international certification in my field of work so not crawling didn't seem to do my brain much harm!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 15:57 PM   6
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Truth be told I'm a bit stressed if my son doesn't crawl as it's supposed to be a good "brain exercise" for babies according to my in-laws.[/QUOTE]


They're talking rubbish - I never crawled, just bum shuffled, and I managed to graduate university and do very well on quiz shows!! Haha!!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 18:12 PM   7
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my 4 year old son never crawled at all. ever. i was getting worried, but he was a big chubby baby, and started pulling up and cruising around 12 months and walked at 14 months. he's the brightest little boy, funny, smart and top of his class. don't worry (easy to say) but your little one is just fine. they all develop at their own pace! my 2nd boy crawled at 7 months and walked at 10 months. totally different but they're both smart, healthy boys in the end!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 20:06 PM   8
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My son started crawling arou s 10.5 months and walking about 16 months. From what I remember his pediatrician wasn't concerned at all.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 05:46 AM   9
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My son NEVER crawled. He did this butt scooth thing by dragging himself by his heels but he never crawled. At a year he just stood up, took a few wobbly steps and has been walking ever sense. He's almost 16 now, no star athlete by any means but totally fine.



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 08:03 AM   10
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my second was exactly that. I was very worried. There's a difference between not crawling and doing everything else and not crawling nor pulling up. So for me at the time I decided to get a second opinion and have her checked out just to be sure because like you she wasn't pulling up or crawling by 10 months. I brought my dd2 to physio and thank goodness I did! She was delayed in gross motor skills and did need some help in catching up. After 7-8 sessions she was walking and the rest was history! However if I hadn't brought her she would have been very very late. I say when in doubt have it checked by a physio. Ask your pedi for a referral. I'm so glad I did and didn't listen to everyone saying it was fine.



 
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