Your Baby Creeps On Hands And Knees

Your Baby Creeps On Hands And Knees
9m to 1y
Gross motor

Your sweetie pie is almost a year old, and now your baby starts creeping on his hands and knees that is also known as crawling. And it is the time, now when you have to take more care of your little one. It can occur at any stage between 6 months to 1 year of age.

Your baby's creeping age: What you need to know

At this point, you will notice that your little one might start scooting around on his little hands and knees. He might start crawling in the forward direction on his belly, might also sit unaided and properly for long periods. You might also notice that your kiddo might start standing with the help of the furniture or while you hold him. He might start taking two to three steps as well. It is a great way to understand that your little one is developing his gross motor skills. It is also a positive sign that your kiddo is developing physically very well.

However, if your baby creeps instead of crawls, or doesn't do either, don’t worry. This might happen because your little one might be late or lagging behind in some milestones or just not have enough tummy time and not having the habit of being on his hands and knees. You may notice your baby creeps backwards, this is shows your baby's arms are stronger than his legs. If your child starts crying when he is in the posture of crawling then this may be a sign of stiffness or any type of weakness. In such a case, consult a child care expert.