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How do I train my baby to crawl?

My child can walk now, but he skipped crawling.

Submitted by Joy1014

Some children go directly from sitting up to cruising and then walking. There has been a small amount of research done on these children, which shows they might have slightly worse hand-eye coordination than children who do crawl. That being said, it is ok if your child does not crawl, as long as you did not dream of him being a professional video game player as an adult! If you want to encourage crawling, try getting down on the floor yourself and crawl; then encourage him to do the same. Make a game out of it, and it won't take him long to catch on.

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