Your baby may be willing to sit still, awaiting your appreciative gaze and probably your camera, too. But you expect crawling. Your baby may not be mobile yet, but they will be short. Get ready and discover how to prepare for your baby’s big day.

Typical Crawling Age

It’s natural to grow impatient when your kid learns to crawl. Your friend’s baby may be a fast crawler, and it’s hard not to compare. Normal varies vastly when it comes to crawling. Between 6 and 12 months, most babies start crawling. Many of them start pulling up and cruising on their road to walking after only a few weeks of crawling.

Crawling Types

A baby can get from A to B without walking in several different ways. Each of your baby’s preferred crawling ways. Experts believe it’s wonderful. After all, it’s about going from A to B.

Whenever the word “crawl” is mentioned, everyone imagines this. This is how your infant crawls around the floor on hands and knees, tummy up.

  • Bottom-scoot – Babies squat and hand-push themselves.
  • Combat crawl – The “commando crawl” is another name for this kind of conveyance. Babies push or pull themselves forward while lying on their bellies. No need for camouflage
  • Crab creep – Infants drive themselves forward using their hands, like a small round crab on the beach.
  • Bear crawl – Do you remember the crawl? These babies maintain their legs straight instead of bowed.

Pre-crawling Signs

Rolling from stomach to back is an indication. When your baby can get up from her tummy and sit up on her own, she’s ready to go on. Then you hold your breath and watch as the baby rocks on his hands and knees. When others are lying on their stomachs, they begin to push or drag themselves with their arms. 

Entice your baby

Dispose of a beloved toy or an intriguing new object. Encourage them to reach for it. Your child may soon be ready to walk so you won’t have much troubles when you go on trips with them, which can help prepare them.


Delay babyproofing till your child is on the go. Begin addressing potential threats like cabinets. Install safety latches and locks on cabinet doors and drawers that contain cleaning chemicals, pharmaceuticals, knives, matches, or other potentially harmful things. Put on a large baby playpen at home for them.

Baby safety gates can prevent a baby from falling down the stairs, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The stairwell should have gates at both ends.

Fix heavy furniture like televisions and bookcases to avoid a youngster pulling them over.

Also, keep dangerous items like batteries and firearms out of reach of your curious newborn, says the National Safety Council.

Wait and see. Some babies develop at a slower pace. Allow your infant to explore and discover. Waiting for your baby’s next milestone can be difficult, but babies have their schedules. Keep calm and allow your baby plenty of safe opportunities to learn to crawl in whatever way they like.