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can babies skip milestones (like crawling)? loving little luna 1 child; Stavanger, Norway 835 posts
28th Jun '13

my LO just turned 6 months less than a month ago.



she can't sit up on her own and she isn't even crawling. she just rolls everywhere.



i know all babies are different but all my friends with babies around her age (and even younger) have started sitting up on their own and crawling already and it makes me feel like i'm doing something wrong.



can babies skip milestones like crawling?

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
28th Jun '13

DS was barely sitting on his own when he reached 6 months but out of nowhere he got strength and learned to sit and crawl by 7 months and walking by 10. My niece started sitting up by like 8 months, crawling 10, and walking 13 months...I'm not 100% of the months but it's pretty close.



All kids are really different and yours is just 6 months, don't stress over it. Also, I have heard of some babies skipping crawling.

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
28th Jun '13

My SO went straight from sitting up to "running" according to his family lol. He never crawled.

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 13439 posts
status 28th Jun '13

My mother in law says my husband never learned how to crawl and started walking at 8 months.His older sister started walking at almost 2 so it was a shock to her.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
28th Jun '13

Crawling isn't a milestone...so yeppers. I have a sister who walked at 8 months & never crawled. Last I read too I thought 7 months was about average for really setting up unassisted.



http://www.babycenter.com/0_developmental-milestones-sitting_6505.bc
Here is one on crawling.....
http://www.essortment.com/infant-motor-development-milestones-crawling-56283.html

lexi & #2's mumma Due January 9 (boy); 1 child; Perth, Australia 1165 posts
28th Jun '13

Yep they can, also babies develop differently so just because your baby isn't sitting or crawling yet doesn't mean she won't!

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
28th Jun '13

Yes they can but normally don't.
My son sat up at 4.5 months, crawled at 6 months, started walking 5 days before he turned 14 months.



My daughter sat up at 6.5 months crawled at 10 months and she's almost 13.5 months and is pretty close to walking.

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5170 posts
status 28th Jun '13

Yes I skipped crawling and went straight to standing/walking at 10months.
And my son seems to be following in my foot steps. Lol. He shows no interest in crawling but can stand on his own for a time at nearly 9months old and steps forward when holding our hands.

jo-jo 2 kids; ..., SA, Australia 2305 posts
28th Jun '13

My ds didn't really crawl, he did this sideways sliding movement, one day he just got up and walked. The OT said that this is why he has weak core muscles, he never had to hold his weight while crawling because he never crawled. (don't know how true this is but it would explain a bit).

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
28th Jun '13

DS2 is 6 months and will sit up by himself, but wont roll yet.
My nephew never crawled, and started walking at 9 months,

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
28th Jun '13

Dr didn't sit until he was 9 months. He rolled at 6. He's now almost 11 months & is barely starting to lift his body into a crawl position. Talk to your pedi of your concerned

MAAAMMEEE!!! 1 child; Jupiter, Florida 766 posts
28th Jun '13

DD was 8 months before she could sit up on her own, 10 months before she started crawling, and just days away from turning 15 months before she started walking. I was always stressing, ESP about the walking! LOL

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
28th Jun '13
Quoting MAAAMMEEE!!!:" DD was 8 months before she could sit up on her own, 10 months before she started crawling, and just days ... [snip!] ... and just days away from turning 15 months before she started walking. I was always stressing, ESP about the walking! LOL"


Did your lo have to do any kind of physical therapy for it? Dr starts his on the 9th

Angela Nichols 2 kids; California 464 posts
28th Jun '13

mt dad walked at 8 months never crawled. my dh walked at 9 months never crawled. we thought dd would never craw. but she did at 8 months and walked at 10 months.

MAAAMMEEE!!! 1 child; Jupiter, Florida 766 posts
28th Jun '13
Quoting M walls:" Did your lo have to do any kind of physical therapy for it? Dr starts his on the 9th"


No, not at all. Was never even suggested. Mentally she was exactly where she should be, so the doc wasn't concerned. Just a late bloomer!