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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 21:48 PM   1
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Importance of crawling before walking!!!!


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!!!

http://www.earlyinterventionsupport..../crawling.aspx



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 21:52 PM   2
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Will have to read later as I'm on my phone but thanks for posting!!!!!



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 21:56 PM   3
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some babies just won't crawl. I've seen a few. It's just another scaremongering tactic. I personally think society is too quick to diagnose ADHD.



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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 22:12 PM   4
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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!



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 22:25 PM   5
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i ditto the
i walked and never crawled as a baby
i never had ADHD and infact had marvelous grades and socialization skills growing up.

i don't think crawling/walking has anything to do with anything tbh.



 
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 05:32 AM   6
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Absolute crap! I never crawled, walked at 9 months, and was a county gymnast. My brother crawled at 9 months, walked at 14 months, and is dyspraxic. It's yet another scare tactic x



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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 05:38 AM   7
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yeah, my sis and i both walked at 9 months without crawling, neither of us have any issues!

we also lived in walkers (no bandy legs here!)

i sometimes can't get over the ridiculousness of some 'research' these days!



 
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 05:46 AM   8
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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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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 05:50 AM   9
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My OH never crawled and I was only crawling for two months max, no sign of ADHD here. I too think society is too quick to diagnose and blame....



 
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 05:51 AM   10
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Ummmm, you can't really do anything about when your child can walk or crawl

How silly.



 
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