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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal That My Baby Is Not Sitting Or Crawling At 7 Months

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Is it normal that my baby is not sitting or crawling at 7 months?

Is it normal that my baby is not sitting or crawling at 7 months?

Yes: Crawling would be a little advanced at 7 months (9 months is the "normal"). With any milestone, the age given is the age at which the "average" infant can to do it. That leaves a pretty wide range. For sitting without support, the milestone is 6 months. In general, as long as the milestone is met before the next milestone is due (in this case, at 9 months) it still falls in the normal range. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to be crawling backward?

Is it normal for babies to be crawling backward?

Yes: Nothing wrong with a baby who crawls backwards. Remember that each baby's neuromuscular system may develop on somewhat different tracks and still be normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.

Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.

Crawling is the most: variable gross motor milestone, moreso since infants are now placed on their backs for sleep. More infants with neurodevelopmental disorders skip crawling than typically-developing infants, but it happens in both. Your pediatrician & OT/PT at your state's Early Intervention Program can check muscle tone, strength, reflexes, & pattern of movement. Developmental screens are on firstsigns.org ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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At what age do babies begin crawling?

At what age do babies begin crawling?

6-12 months: Full term healthy babies can start crawling as early as 6 months old or as late as 12 months; some babies go straight from scooting to cruising and walking! ...Read more

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Babies crawling backwards sign of intelligence?

No: Crawling is not even considered a milestone of development. 50% of babies do not crawl, but go straight from sitting to standing with support. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Keep up the : tummy time. At 2 mos. he'll regard his fists & get his head up to regard & follow a red or yellow toy dangled in front of him. At 4 mos., he'll get his head & chest up. By 5 mos. he'll be able to bear weight on his forearms, shifting from one to the other to reach for & attain objects. Cat-crawling is variable if it happens at all. It used to be ~ 6 mos., now ~ 7-8 mos. since " back to sleep". ...Read more

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Can seven month babies have salt and sugar in thier foods?

Can seven month babies have salt and sugar in thier foods?

Avoid: 7 month old babies are basically on breast milk or formula and starting solids slowly. Keep in mind that you are giving them the building blocks of nutrition and they are learning about food, consistency and flavor. Natural home made veggies and fruit have plenty of flavor with out adding anything else. ...Read more

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What is a normal glucose level in babies?

What is a normal glucose level in babies?

Sugar level: The normal glucose level for a full term baby at birth is between 40 and 150. Frequently, the blood glucose level is in the 60-70 range for full term babies. For premature babies, the low end of normal is 30. ...Read more