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Can they just walk without crawling?


Posted by mom111059, 3rd September 2016


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  • No, babies don’t have to crawl. My oldest did all of the normal – sitting up, crawling, pulling herself up on things and then walking. The next one didn’t do anything until 11 months, no crawling, just sitting up and then pulling herself up and walking.


  • Basic answer- yes. Plenty of kids walk without crawling. One of mine did. And no effect on her development at all. It’s just how some kids are. Just as the many ways babies crawl. Not all crawl arms and legs left/right. U get bottom scooters, crab crawl, scooting and using one arm/leg and all other combinations. As long as your child is developing otherwise normally then there’s nothing to worry about at all.
    If worried about coordination then there’s plenty of activities you can do such as ball catching/kicking, hopping, jumping etc. but unless you have a particular concern then I wouldn’t worry.


  • Its not good for development of their brain to skip crawling if they do try to get them doing exercises on hands and knees as it promotes left and right brain development


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