Is your baby rocking back and forth on her knees? She might be ready to take off, and crawl!
So crawling usually happens somewhere between eight and ten months, but nine months is probably the average time of when your baby will start to crawl. Now, crawling happens in stages, so first your baby's kind of scooching, probably scooching backwards before forwards, and then your baby's scooching forwards. And then your baby commando crawling. Commando crawling is when the knees and the shins are still on the surface, but the baby's kinda moving in a commando-type position. After commando crawling, the baby will start to get up on all fours, and initially, they'll just start to rock. And then they may start to lunge forward, that's probably about seven months, and then ultimately your baby will take off and start really crawling. If you wanna encourage your baby to crawl more quickly, here are two tips. One tip is that you can put a blanket underneath your baby on the floor on a hard surface and lift the blanket up a little bit, stand over them. [MUSIC] For the baby, and put the baby on all fours. This will help them to get that all four crawling position down. The other thing you could do is you could try to encourage your baby to move. Put something interesting, an interesting toy, or even your face in front of the baby and kind of, encourage them to move along. Keep in mind that some babies never crawl, and this is [MUSIC] It's perfectly normal. Some babies go right from scooching, to pulling to a stand, to cruising along furniture, to walking. [MUSIC]