I've been reading a few articles online about the importance of babies crawling for at least 6 months before they start walking! Apparently there is some research to suggest that babies who don't spend enough time crawling are more likely to have ADD/ADHD as adults and have trouble with hand/eye co-ordinaion and even reading and writing!
I know most of us are keen to encourage our babies to start walking...but after reading this website I want my LO to keep crawling!!!
Weird I never crawled and was diagnosed with ADHD and my hand eye coordination sucks, when I was younger I also had a terrible handwriting and I still don't hold my pen like I am supposed too... Weird!
My eldest never crawled, he was a bum shuffler. Nothing in the world would make him crawl, if I put him on all fours he would flip onto his bum. He is autistic and has ADHD. He was showing signs of this before he was mobile. How about the theory that certain conditions make a child more likely not to crawl rather than the non crawling making them conditions.
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