when does a baby start crawling

when does a baby start crawling?

when does a baby start crawling?

Since the baby was born, he treats this new world with curious eyes and mentality. In fact, the baby's learning ability is very strong. Generally speaking, the baby learns to rollover in about 4 months, learne to sit and stand at 6 or 7 months. 

So how many months will the baby crawl? Because crawling is an important part of the development process that babies must go through, and has special meaning to the baby's body and mind, so adults must also pay attention to the matter of baby crawling.

Q: How many months will the baby crawl?

A: At the age of 7 or 8 months, babies gradually start to learn to crawl.

When the baby learns to crawl, at the beginning, the baby's crawling posture will move from forward to gradually learn to move with the same hands and feet. At this time, the crawling speed is relatively slow. Parents should look at the baby from the side. Crawl to engage in sexual behavior, use a ball to attract the baby, or use a toy that can make a sound.

When the baby is 9 months old, the body can gradually leave the ground, and the hands and feet begin to alternate forward and backward for fear of crawling. At this time, the baby's crawling will be smoother. The crawling stage of the baby is generally 8-10 months. If some babies learn to crawl later, mothers should not worry too much. They should pay attention to the exercise of the baby’s limbs, or take the baby to the crawling baby’s home to play, which will speed it up The speed at which the baby learns to crawl.

Benefits of crawling

People often say that a baby turns over at three months, sits at six months, and crawls at seven months. Why is there such a statement? This is to remind people to train babies at these stages, but why do babies train to crawl? The baby has learned to crawl, besides being able to exercise, is there any benefit? Below, I summarize the benefits of training babies to crawl at 8 points:

1. It can improve the baby's mobility

In addition to exercising the strength of the baby’s large muscles and the coordination and flexibility of the activities of the limbs, crawling can also help the development of the sense of sight and hearing, the sense of space position, and the sense of balance, and promote the coordination of the body; it can also make the blood circulation smooth. And promote the growth and development of muscles and bones, which can improve the baby's ability to move as a whole.

2. It can enhance the baby's physique and promote its healthy growth

One of the benefits of training babies to crawl is that they can exercise the strength of the chest muscles, back muscles, abdominal muscles and limb muscles; and more energy is consumed during crawling, which helps the baby eat more, sleep well, weight, and grow faster.

3. It can enhance the communication between parents and children and cultivate the feelings between parents and children

Training your baby to crawl can improve communication between mother and child. After the baby can crawl, the experience of success gained under the guidance of the parents continues to increase, and the experience of excitement, success, and failure can be obtained in crawling. These experiences can enrich the baby's emotions. Studies have shown that the excitement state of babies who often crawl when they see their parents is significantly higher than that of babies who can't crawl.

4. Promote social development

After the baby can crawl, the possibility of him coming into contact with objects that his parents forbidden to touch and doing things his parents do not allow him to do is greatly increased. This objectively increases the chances of parent-child emotional interaction; at the same time, the baby will crawl and make the parents aware To the baby’s own initiative, parents begin to require the child with a certain standard, and begin to express dissatisfaction with the baby’s irregular behavior. These changes further promote the development of the baby's social emotions.

5. Promote the development of the baby's brain and prevent the occurrence of children's mental retardation

When training a baby to crawl, close cooperation between the big and cerebellum is required. More crawling can enrich the neural connection between the big and cerebellum and promote the growth of the brain. The crawling movement is reflected by the initial crawling, through the intermediate links such as raising the head, turning over, rolling, and crawling, and finally develops into a real crawling, which requires multiple learning and practice; each learning and practice is a mobilization of the brain's enthusiasm And inspire. Therefore, learning to crawl is actually an intensive training for the function of the brain and nervous system, which has an irreplaceable special effect on the development of the brain.

6. Promote the development of baby's language, which is convenient for teaching baby to speak in the future

The frequency of baby’s language communication depends on the frequency of body language. The crawling baby constantly uses his body to explore the world around him. There are many actions with unknown results, so the frequency of parental language is obviously more than that of not crawling. Baby. Crawling greatly expands the scope of viewing and hearing, and increases the amount of stimulation. Naturally, the ability of thinking, language and imagination has been developed and improved. In the interaction of parents' continuous language prompts, their own body language, and behavioral results, the accuracy of language understanding and the rationality of body language responses by babies develop much faster than babies who can't crawl.

7. Can train babies to develop a good character

Crawling has brought a lot of unexpected fun to the baby, and "touching, crawling and rolling" also exercises the baby's will and courage, which is conducive to the development of the baby's personality.

8. Can cultivate the baby's desire to explore

The baby's motor and nervous systems are fully exercised during crawling. This not only helps babies develop their bones, muscles, nerves, and brain, but also lays a good physical and psychological foundation for them to understand the world earlier and better. These learning experiences will be turned into curiosity, allowing babies to have the courage to explore, and cultivate the ability and self-confidence to solve problems independently in the future.

Although training babies to crawl is a very common and common thing, there are many benefits for babies to crawl. Parents should develop this awareness in order to be better and more fully prepared, and babies can learn to crawl more correctly and effectively. .

How to train your baby to crawl

Under normal circumstances, parents should start training the baby to crawl when the baby is six months old. Some babies can learn to crawl quickly, but some babies are slow to learn to crawl. What is the reason? Part of the reason may be related to how parents train babies to crawl, so how to train babies to crawl is the most correct? How to train the baby to crawl is the most effective? Here are a few ways to train babies to crawl. Moms can refer to them.

The following is a small method for training babies to crawl, which can be used as reference for mothers.

Training baby crawling method one:

mat guide method

1. Roll the small mat at home into a round shape. (The mat is flexible and easy to unfold)

2. Let the baby lie on the mat and press one side of the mat under the body.

3. The mother pushes the mat so that the baby crawls forward as the mat unfolds.

Training baby crawling method two:

Parental guidance method

1. The baby is crawling on the ground or on the bed.

2. One person is in front of the baby, and one person is behind the baby.

3. The person in front holds the baby's right hand, and the person behind pushes the baby's left foot. When holding the baby's left hand, push the baby's right foot.

The third method of training babies to crawl:

Parents' joint assistance method

The mother lies on the bed, the baby lies on one side, the father is on the other side of the mother, the father holds the baby's right hand, and the mother pushes the baby's left leg, and vice versa, assisting the baby to climb from his side to the father's side.

Training baby crawling method four:

interest temptation method

Let the baby lie on the bed, use a blanket to cover the chest and abdomen, the father lifts the blanket, the mother pushes the baby's left hand and right foot, forward and backward, and then pushes the baby's right hand and left foot in turn, trains the baby to crawl on the hands and knees. Pay attention to rest at the right time, and give your baby more encouragement. You can place your baby's favorite toys or objects at the destination to encourage your baby to work hard and keep interested in this exercise. You may wish to try the above methods and wish your baby healthy and happy!

In summary, the first three methods are to train the baby to feel forward first. Parents must be patient and often help the baby to practice. After many training sessions, the baby can crawl forward on his own. However, it is best to encourage or reward the baby after each practice is successful, so as to keep the baby's enthusiasm for it; the fourth method is the interest guidance method, so parents should learn more about the baby's hobbies, so that training can be more effective. Proceed well.

If Baby can't crawl

Most babies learn to crawl between 6 and 10 months. Babies can't crawl, so you have to find the reason, because every baby needs to grow up healthy and must learn to crawl.

Climbing is a child's whole body exercise. In addition to the participation of the large muscles, the small hands and feet must support the body to move forward. The small muscles of the children's limbs are also exercised and developed, which provides conditions for the further development of fine movements in the future. Climbing also enables the baby's perceptual intention, directional reasoning ability, and finding goals to be developed in advance. Climbing also promotes the child's exploration spirit and deepens the interaction with people.

A normal baby at 8 months can crawl. The development of baby crawling movement includes the following processes: hips are higher than head, lower limbs bend in place, buttocks and head are at the same height; two hands support, chest off the bed; upper body forward movement, back crawling; body The forward movement of the lower part gradually transitions from abdominal crawling to hand-knee crawling; standard crawling, where one upper limb and the opposite lower limb alternately stretch and crawl on the diagonal; flexible forward movement can be used with two hands and two knees, two hands and one knee, and two hands and two hands. Crawl at will. Completion of two-hand support (two elbow support and head raising are the prerequisites for two-hand support); realization of hand and knee crawling; further improvement of erection and balance response; ability to change posture from abdominal climbing position to four climbing position and then to abdominal climbing position; limbs The completion of the interactive movement mode; the completion of the single elbow support in the lateral position.

Moms need to train slowly. You can set up some games to give your baby a suitable space for crawling, or the baby will like to crawl slowly.

Baby learns to crawl

Can babies learn to crawl for a few months? Generally, starting from 5 months old, parents can guide the baby to learn to crawl. But the baby learns to crawl through a stage, for different stages, the baby's crawling skills will gradually increase. Let's take a look at the three stages of baby learning to crawl:

1. When the baby is 5 to 6 months old, the parents will prepare for the baby's crawling. He will lie on the bed, center on the abdomen, and move the body to the left and right. Gradually he will crawl, but the abdomen Still sticking to the bed, his limbs stroked irregularly, often not crawling forward but backing. At this time, parents should patiently guide the baby to learn to crawl correctly.

2. When the baby is 6 to 7 months old, he can sit firmly without support, and may start crawling soon. The baby will lift his head and look around. At this time, the muscles of his arms, legs and back are also strong enough to prevent falling when supporting the body with his hands and knees. At this time, parents should actively encourage the baby to crawl more and let the baby crawl as soon as possible.

3. At 9 to 10 months, the baby will find that he can move forward by pushing his body forcefully with his knees. As the movements become more proficient, the baby can also learn to switch from a crawling position to a sitting position. Babies can even master an advanced crawling technique: cross crawling, which means moving one arm and the leg on the other side when crawling forward, instead of moving the arms and legs on the same side at the same time. After this, parents should be more diligent to accompany the baby to train, as long as more practice, the baby can make perfect.

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