Physical/Motor Development – Climbing
Every child will go through the developmental stages. If your baby is not yet crawling at the age he is supposed to, you don’t have to worry too much. Each baby has its own learning schedule. As long as your baby knows how to crawl before age of one, you don’t have to worry about it.
Crawling is not the only indicator to predict baby development. Some babies will start crawling at 4 months old and some crawl only at 7 months old or even 9 months old only. Some babies skip the step of crawling and start walking. These are normal, you don’t have to be too worried.
What are the benefits of babies crawling?
Crawling is a good whole-body exercise that is conducive to the development of bones, muscles, and nerves in the brain. Baby always holds his head up, using his arms and palms and his legs and feet to support his body when crawling. This will exercise the skeletal joints and small muscle groups of the neck, and limbs and strengthen the body. It also helps to promote the development of the cerebellum.
1、Let the baby lie on the crawling mat and put a novel toy in front of him, about 50 cm away from his hands to make him crawl to the toy.
2、If the baby can’t climb, the mother can push his feet, help him, let him crawl forward, and encourage the baby with words
3、You should praise your baby and make him feel successful once the baby crawls to the toy and get the toy.
4、If the baby does not climb forward, and the prone position becomes the sitting position or the supine position, you should not criticize it. You can train him later.
5、You can also exercise the baby in other aspects (if the baby does not like crawling), such as gymnastics, active games, pitching, catching, walking on the balance beam, etc.