As a parent, it seems like we’re always excited for the next milestone. First, it was just getting your baby to hold their own head up, now it might be rolling over, sitting up by themselves or even crawling. When babies start crawling, it is both exciting and overwhelming. They are able to keep themselves busy by exploring all day, but that also means you need to supervise them all day. Putting up baby gates, and baby proofing the house are all important actions to take.
When do babies crawl?
If your baby is around the age of 6 months, you’re probably wondering when they will start to crawl. Of course it is different for every baby, but there is an average age it starts to happen. It is common for babies to crawl anywhere from 6-10 months. Once they’ve mastered holding up their head, rolling over both ways and scooting, crawling is soon to come.
How can I get my baby to crawl?
You can help your baby start crawling at an earlier age with these tips:
- Put your baby’s favorite toys right in front of them when they’re lying on their stomach. This will motivate them to move.
- Crawl around in front of them. They will see that you’re able to move from the position they’re in.
- Lift your baby up by their elbows and scoot their legs to move forward.
- Lay on the floor right in front of them so you’re face to face and get them excited to move.
Babies start to accomplish certain milestones at all different times. As a parent, we can’t help but get excited to see what they’ll do next. If you like to keep up on this stuff, there are several great baby milestone books on the market. For a few ideas, here are some great ones to check out now!