Motivating A Baby To Crawl

  • Never force kids to stand or walk
  • Prematurely standing can cause damage to the baby's bones 

  • Baby will try moving around when 6-7 months old
  • Do not worry about the style
  • Moving around will strengthen baby's muscles
  • Once your baby is able to sit without any support, she would be ready to crawl
  • Some babies may skip crawling
Simple techniques
    1. Use a colorful ball or a toy
    2. Tempt the baby to hold the toy
    3. Keep the object at some distance from the baby
    4. Baby will try move towards the toy
    5. Do not worry about how the baby gets there
  • Once the baby starts standing, introduce push along walkers
  • Avoid the use of round walkers

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Sonali Shivlani

Childbirth Educator,

Sonali Shivlani is an internationally certified pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition counselor. She has worked with more than 15,000 couples and has conducted pregnancy and parenting sessions and workshops internationally. She is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program at CAPPA International and trains candidates in the field of prenatal fitness.

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