Crawling is a milestone that almost every little one achieves. We say almost all the little ones because there are babies who go directly from the sitting position to the standing position and from there to walking. Although these cases are minor and it is not usually the norm. The usual thing is that the little ones start to crawl, although if you see that your child has a bit of trouble, then the ideal is that you help him do it.
Each baby is unique in its crawl.
Each child is unique, so some begin to crawl earlier than others, and as we have said, there are also those who never crawl, and nothing happens as long as they have good physical development. Typically, from 6 to 10 months, babies begin to turn on their stomachs and have strength in their muscles to start crawling when you least expect it.
There are babies that crawl on their bottom, others on their belly, others on their side, others push themselves with their legs… there are many ways to crawl, and if there is not a physical problem, they are all correct!
Put him upside down for a little bit every day.
The most important thing you can do to help your child crawl is to put him on his stomach for a little while each day. In this way, he will make force with his neck, and little by little, he will gain enough strength to be able to crawl since his muscles will be beginning to develop correctly. The muscles of the neck, legs, back, and arms will begin to have the necessary strength. Put it in a safe place that it cannot fall if it starts rolling.
Play with your hands up
Another way to help strengthen your baby’s muscles is to have her play with her hands up. To do this, put his hands on a pillow or on a stuffed animal for a while while he is on his stomach, but without it being too long to not hurt him, it should be easy for him.
Lift your baby off the ground
Help your little one train his legs by gently lifting him off the ground (a little lonely). You can lift him by the arms or armpits little by little, but without his feet leaving the ground. This way, your baby will have the opportunity to practice the movement of walking, thus strengthening his legs.
Toys help crawl
Toys are great allies that can promote crawling impulse, or at least, motivation. For the little ones, the toys will be like little rewards, and they will try to reach them as they stretch. You can also place the toys slightly out of their reach during playtime, which will make them want to grab them so they can keep playing.