How To Help Baby Crawl

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On the Move: Activity Guide to Support Independent Crawling

Hands-On Activity Guide to Help Baby Crawl with Pictures, Videos, & Instruction

This guide, created by expert pediatric physical therapists, will highlight your baby’s journey to crawling. Help baby crawl on hands and knees with these easy-to-follow activities! 

Help baby crawl on hands and knees

When Do Babies Crawl?

Between the ages of 6 and 10 months, babies usually start to crawl. Prior to reaching this developmental milestone, babies play in activities like tummy time and independent sitting. They may begin to rock on their hands and knees at the age of 6 to 8 months, and by the time they are 8 to 10 months old, most are crawling. Some variations include scooting or belly-crawling; some babies may not crawl at all.

To build the muscles and coordination needed for crawling, parents’ encouragement, a safe environment, and regular tummy time are essential. It is recommended to consult a pediatric physical therapist or doctor to address any potential motor delays in a baby who does not attempt to move by the time the baby is 10 to 12 months old or who moves asymmetrically.

If you want to help your baby crawl, this is a great place to start! We recommend this guide to babies who are confidently rolling in both directions and can sit independently.

As pediatric physical therapists, we have vast experiencing supporting babies to crawl, walk, stand, and reach all gross motor milestones.

Why is the Crawling Milestone Important?

The crawling milestone is important for babies as it represents a major step in their physical and cognitive development. Here are a few reasons why crawling is a significant milestone:

  1. Motor Skill Development: Crawling helps develop and strengthen muscles in the neck, shoulders, arms, and trunk, which are essential for later motor skills like walking and running. It also enhances coordination and balance.

  2. Cognitive Development: Crawling involves problem-solving and spatial awareness as babies navigate their environment, which stimulates brain development and cognitive growth.

  3. Sensory Integration: Crawling provides sensory input from the environment through touch, sight, and movement, which is crucial for developing sensory processing skills that affect balance, coordination, and overall sensory awareness.

How to Help Baby Crawl

Introducing our hands-on guide to help baby crawl on hands and knees! This fun, comprehensive guide provides you with all the essential information and practical tips you need to help your baby reach this important and fun crawling milestone. We recommend this guide to babies who are confidently rolling in both directions and sitting independently (usually around 6-8 months).  

What You’ll Find in the eBook:

  • Practical activities for promoting crawling skills, including over 10 activities that are fun for you and baby

  • Video and picture demonstrations of activities by our pediatric physical therapy team

  • Detailed descriptions on how to progress each activity as your baby learns to crawl more confidently

  • Our top five recommended toys to help baby crawl (some may surprise you!) 

  • Red and yellow flags to look out for on your journey to help baby crawl

Why this eBook is Different

Unlike other guides, our eBook is written by experts in pediatric physical therapy, with years of experience helping babies reach gross motor milestones like crawling! Our guide is a fun and can easily be incorporated into your baby’s awake time and busy schedule.  Stop researching how to help baby crawl and start with our fun, interactive guide today! This guide will support baby to crawl on hands and knees. 

How to Help Baby Crawl Today!

By downloading our guide on sitting milestone skills for infants, you’ll be setting your little one up for success and promoting healthy development every step of the way. Our exercises are fun, safe, effective, and easy to follow!

About Us

Fit Family Physical Therapy is here to help! We created the ultimate guide for to help baby walk and help baby stand! 

Walking allows your baby more independence during playtime, builds confidence, and increases social interaction! Independent standing serves as the crucial precursor to walking in babies, providing them with the foundational strength, balance, and stability needed to take those first steps.

You can also check out our detailed tummy time free download or our infant gross motor development milestones free download for even more help in those first few months.  

If you or someone you know has questions about how to help baby crawl, tummy time, or infant milestones, reach out to us at Fit Family Physical Therapy with questions! We are happy to help! We can help answer questions, evaluate and provide custom treatment plans for any gross motor delays.

This PDF download includes pictures, videos and detailed instructions for helping your baby crawl on hands and knees! It is appropriate for most babies 6 months and up. 

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