Can They Really Skip Crawling

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BusyBee - February 13

My ds is 10 months old and he has hated being on his tummy since day one. We have dutifully made him suffer through "tummy time" every day of his life. As a result of not spending much time on his stomach, he has not the slightest desire to get down on all fours and crawl. But he loves to stand and pull up on things and is starting to cruise along furniture a little bit. Some of our family members are declaring that he will just skip crawling and go straight to walking. Does that really happen? By the way, we always say that ds thinks that crawling is for bottom feeders!

 

mcatherine - February 13

My son skipped it. At 13 months he rolled for two weeks, cruised along the furniture then just got up one day and walked across the room. I never saw him crawl. (I hope my 5 mo old crawls, though!!!)

 

cae - February 13

Oh yeah it happens. A good friend of mine, child skipped it all together. He went from sitting up to cruisng then walking. It happens.

 

BriannasMummy - February 13

My dd started walking when she was 7 months old.. she never ever ever crawled for even a minute of her life. Its definatly possible to skip it. Sounds like you have a mobile man on your hands.. Congratulations and Good Luck! ~Kristin~

 

sahmof3 - February 13

I rolled everywhere and then went to walking... skipped crawling.

 

Bonnie - February 14

Mason seems to be skipping it. As long as they get mobile is what counts. (Ar least that is what they keep telling me, rofl). He is 12 months now and scooches around on his b___t.

 

ren05 - February 14

hi, my ds skipped it & started walking at 9 months, he is now 13 months old & i'm still trying to get him to have a little bit of tummy time to see if he will crawl because when he falls over he cant crawl to something to pull himself up on so i have to go & help him up.My dh apparently skipped crawling aswell so yeh it does happen.

 

sophandbob - February 14

I think Tris will skip it too. However, when I mentioned it to my mother in law, she jumped down my throat and told me I should wish for him to skip it and said it would harm him developmentally if it did! I must admit that little nugget from her went in one ear and out the other.

 

amyh - February 14

My daughter showed signs of walking for about 2 months- meaning, always standing, holding onto hands, etc. Friday, she crawled. Sunday, she walked alone for the first time. Now, there is no stopping her. Just in time too- she turns one on Saturday! We got her a push walker and it gave her so much confidence- 2 days is all it took and she was willing to go it alone.

 

samlou - February 14

yep!! my friends little girl didnt crawl and my friend was so worried. then out of the blue she started walking!! also my boyfriends mum told me that him and his sister skipped crawling and walked at ten months!! please dont worry

 

Jenn2 - February 14

I think it is more common than doctors and baby books allow you to think. I myself never crawled and walked at 9 months. I know 2 other women whose babies never crawled, and then started walking between 8 and 10 months. Normally the babies that do that tend to walk early.

 

Heather F - February 14

my dd crawled AFTER she walked! She's been walkng since she was 9 months old, she took her first steps at 8 months.

 

sophandbob - February 14

sorry, just re -read my post and it doesn't make sense because it should say '...mother in law, she jumped down my throat and told me I SHOUNLDN'T wish for him to skip it and said it would harm him developmentally if it did!'

 

BusyBee - February 14

Thanks guys. It just seems like a lot of people are asking me if he's crawling and I am embarra__sed to say no because he's 10 months old. But, I guess it's normal! He's very strong-willed and wants to walk instead of bothering with crawling!

 

Deirdra - February 14

I never cralwed or rolled...i jsut got out of my playpen and went after my brothers toys across the room...at 8 months...my mom said i could stand but i never cruised or anything...

 

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