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nine week old crawling?! CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
Aug 28th '13

Okay my nine week old ds can push himself forward using just his feet, and last night he was putting his arms in front of him and was using them kind of to pull himself forward... I guess he's not really crawling cause he can't lift himself up and use his arms but he still uses them for support to push forward. He can go at least a few feet.. Anybody elses newborns do this? I feel like he is developing very fast, what do you think?

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
Aug 28th '13

Babies scoot. Normal.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23736 posts
Aug 28th '13

It's called the breast crawl. It's an instinct, all babies can do it. They are looking for the b**b, well in theory.

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
Aug 28th '13

Lol babies move their feet, it only makes sense that when they do so, they will eventually move forward. Yes, it's normal.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
Aug 28th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:</b>" Yep this is what the doctor told me it was called too. And OP it is no indication of when they well actually crawl."</blockquote>




Oooh ok... I did not think he would be able to do that so soon lol I've talked to some other people who's babies are m my ds age and they cant even roll over so I wondered... its really not an indication of when they will crawl? Lol damn.
And lol at breast crawl... Maybe ill offer him the b**b next time

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
Aug 28th '13

Yeah, I didn't realize newborns did this too, until I almost lost DD over the edge of the bed. She was laying next to me, I got up to do something, (I know, I should have known better), and when I turned to pick her up (like a 2-3 minutes later), she was "crawling" to the edge of the bed. I leaped to catch her. :(



DD didn't crawl until she was about 9 months, didn't walk until almost 14 months.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
Aug 28th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin *37weeks*:</b>" Yeah, I didn't realize newborns did this too, until I almost lost DD over the edge of the bed. She was ... [snip!] ... edge of the bed. I leaped to catch her. :( DD didn't crawl until she was about 9 months, didn't walk until almost 14 months."</blockquote>




Oh wow! Thats scary. Ds started moving forward a week ago, before I knew he could do it he was sleeping on the couch and I was sleeping and he woke up and crawled off :( he cried when he hit the ground which luckily wasnt far at all but was fine as soon as I picked him up lol and damn I thought most babies were walking around at a year old!

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23736 posts
Aug 28th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Carissa Biron:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin *37weeks*:</b>" Yeah, I didn't realize newborns ... [snip!] ... wasnt far at all but was fine as soon as I picked him up lol and damn I thought most babies were walking around at a year old!"</blockquote>




My kids have walked between 8-14 mths. It's crazy how big of a "normal" range there is with something's, walking being one of them. I believe it's up to 18mths that is considered normal.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
Aug 28th '13

Thanks now I know! Lol

Jessica Lynn Hayes 1 child; Toledo, Ohio 120 posts
Aug 28th '13

My DS started doing the scoot/breast crawl at 2 weeks! Im disappointed to find out that it is normal and doesnt mean he will crawl early! Lol. Of course my son was born the size and alertness of a 1 month old!!! 9.8 lbs and 22 1/2 inches...came out folded in half (breech) and was wide eyed and so alert!!!!

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
Aug 28th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jessica Lynn Hayes:</b>" My DS started doing the scoot/breast crawl at 2 weeks! Im disappointed to find out that it is normal ... [snip!] ... alertness of a 1 month old!!! 9.8 lbs and 22 1/2 inches...came out folded in half (breech) and was wide eyed and so alert!!!!"</blockquote>




Haha wow! the doctor said ds had unusually strong legs for a newborn so I hoped it would mean he would crawl sooner lol