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A 20-year-old female asked:

My son is 8 weeks old, when do babies start crawling? i've been working on it with him during tummy time but he can't pick himself up with his arms.

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Full-term born infant achieves lifting head by 2 months, roll-over by 5 months, and crawling by 7-8 months of age.
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
6-9 months: 6-9 months. He is too young for that. Can turn over at 4 months maybe.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You can't teach it: Babies nerves mature from the top down and middle out.Lifting the head and feeding well are the early milestones they have at birth. They can't get their shoulder to tuck to roll over until 3-4 mo, so why would they do such a complex thing as crawling at 8 wks? Crawling requires complex integration of mirrored movements.Most crawl,pull to stand and walk within a few weeks when they get to 9-12 mo

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