Kids Corner: To Crawl or Not to Crawl? That is the Question.
In the last post, how important tummy time is for a baby’s development was discussed, and it is important to know that crawling is just as important. Many studies are discovering that crawling is essential, and even critical for a baby’s early development. Skipping this developmental milestone could mean the difference between them holding a pencil later in school, having the right upper body strength to pull themself up from the floor, or getting that lateral movement the brain needs to eventually read, write, and comprehend. The article Why Babies Should Not Skip the Crawling Phase really hits the nail on the head as to why. Babies should be crawling on hands and knees with an alternating pattern by 9 months of age. If your baby is not crawling, scooting on their bottom, or bunny hopping, feel free to stop in or give us a call at Hands On Physical Therapy.