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A 36-year-old female asked:

my 10month year old boy refuses to crawl but rather wants to stand and walk,should i be concerned?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not at all: There are myths out there that suggest this will lead to problems, but they are just myths. The reciprocal motion needed to crawl is found in walking, so if the kid skips that step he'll be fine. Just start childproofing now for a running/falling toddler. It is hard to keep ahead when they start being mobile.

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