How To Help Your Baby Crawl: The Tips Nobody Tells You About

How To Help Your Baby Crawl: The Tips Nobody Tells You About
13/01/2020 Tosin Olufemi

Crawling is a major milestone in every baby’s development and a pretty complex one to figure out. These 4 tips will help you support your baby correctly as they learn how to move and crawl.

 

Please note, these tips will only be effective if your baby is ready to crawl but only needs a little push.

How To Help Your Baby Crawl: The Tips Nobody Tells You About

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1. Practice Tummy Time

Regular tummy time will help your baby develop the muscles needed, strengthen their shoulders, arms, neck and back. Make sure tummy time is done under close supervision of an adult to prevent suffocation in case the baby buries her head in clothes or on the bed and not able to urn for breathing. Start with 15 minutes of daily tummy time and gradually increase the time duration.

How To Help Your Baby Crawl: The Tips Nobody Tells You About

2. Entice your baby to reach out to objects

Please your baby’s favourite toys a little behind her reach. This will make her launch herself into a crawling position to reach the toy. Gradually push the toy forward to encourage motion.

3. Child-proof your home

Child-proofing can not be over-emphasized once your baby starts moving. Here are amazing child-proofing tips you will find useful. Crawl through your home to find the potential hazards your kid can run into.

4. Palms behind the feet

Place your baby’s palms behind her feet when she is on all 4s. She will need the “push off” force and also this stabilizes her in this position.

 

Also read: My Baby Isn’t Walking At 14 Months. Should I Be Worried?