Crawling is more than just a way for your child to get around and get into everything!
Crawling is important for many aspects of your child's development:
Crawling usually occurs between six and 10 months of age. What’s most important is the order or sequence of motor milestones (rolling to sitting to crawling to walking). The brain expects certain experiences to happen in a certain order for development to occur optimally.
Tips to encourage proper crawling:
If your little one has a unique way of crawling (like scooting on their bum, having one leg tucked under, or army crawling after nine months) or showing signs that they are skipping crawling altogether, there is often a reason why, and I encourage you to have your child checked by a chiropractor.
If your child is already walking but had a unique way of crawling or didn’t crawl for long, they can always gain the physical and neurological benefits now by going backward and practicing crawling. Adults, too! Crawling is a great rehabilitative exercise for your core and brain.
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