When It Comes To Baby Crawling, How Do You Help Your Baby To Crawl? Read Our Tips To Encourage Crawling
How do you help your baby to crawl? I’ve been researching this subject a lot because we have an almost-crawler!
So how do you encourage baby crawling? Here’s what we’ve been trying to help our baby crawl, and our 5 baby crawling tips.
It’s as if someone has flipped the ‘activate’ switch on Eliza; she is now constantly moving on the floor. Whereas before she would roll over, get stuck and then make loud, frustrated pterodactyl noises until she was picked up – repeat x many times until I collapsed in exhaustion – she’ll now happily and independently make her nosy way around and around the floor.
This is especially true when one of the holy trinity of baby wipe packets, phones or TV remotes are in sight.
Crawling: It’s A Fun Stage Of Baby Development
Crawling has opened up a whole new world for her – a tangled maze of table legs and the previously undiscovered underside of furniture – and we’re often finding her edging beneath a sofa or retrieving her from being wedged under a chair.
Everyone said once babies became mobile it would be a nightmare, but so far we’re finding it a whole lot more fun (walking will be a whole other ball game though, right?)
How To Help Your Baby With Crawling
At the moment she can go backwards, diagonally backwards, round in a circle or to the side – everything apart from forward. She balances on all fours and teeters there, tantalisingly close, but then goes back on herself every time.
4 Tips To Help Your Baby Crawl:
- Roll objects past them to encourage your baby to crawl towards them. Balls work really well!
- You can also try bigger objects like like toy trucks
- Take their favourite toys – we used our Angry Birds – and put them just ahead of them, so they will be encouraged to go get them. Once they reach them, move them forward again.
- We’ve also been putting things ever-so-slightly out of her reach, all in a bid to stop her from being stuck in reverse.
I don’t want her to be backwards about baby crawling forwards, but I reckon it can’t be too far off judging from her more mobile baby friends. She’ll surely figure it out for herself soon enough but in the meantime, does anyone have any good tips for baby-proofing a flat?
(Photos taken first thing this morning, hence the sleep-suit and bed hair).