When your baby starts to crawl, expect that your little one will spend time and enjoy getting from one place to another. As this crucial milestone makes them feel independent and strong, there are important things that you need to know about your baby crawler.
Some babies never crawl
According to Dr. Danelle Fisher, chair of pediatrics at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, not all babies crawl and if your little one is not crawling, you don’t have to panic.”Most babies start crawling between 7 and 10 months of age, with 9 months being an average time to start seeing crawling behavior,” said Fisher.
You need to baby-proof your house asap
One of the most important things that you need to do is baby-proof your house before the end of your trimester. To ensure the safety and security of your baby, cover electrical outlets within his/her reach, put kid-friendly carpets on the floors of your bedroom and living room and keep sharp objects to eliminate the possibilities of injuries.
Crawling is crucial for your baby’s development
Crawling offers positive things to your baby. By moving from one place to another, this milestone boosts his/her visual and cognitive skills. Crawling also coordinates a baby’s muscle movements and motivates them to reach their goals like getting the toy that they want on the other part of the nursery room.