Walking: From Crawling to Baby Steps

That first tiny, tentative move forward is actually a giant leap in child development.

Creeping

At first, your baby may get around by "combat crawling" -- pulling himself forward with his arms while letting his belly and legs drag on the floor. Or he may choose to scoot sideways or backward on his bottom to get closer to an enticing object. Whichever method of creeping he chooses, your formerly helpless baby is showing you that he's learning how to get what he wants all by himself -- an important step on the road to autonomy.

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