The benefits of Crawling

slide1Another good article on the benefits of crawling.  We always explain to families that there should be no rush for an infant to transition from crawling to walking.   All the skills infants practice while
crawling will support their mobility on two feet.  The longer a child spends crawling, the greater strength they will have in their hips, tummy, back, neck, and arms.  Moving arms and legs in an opposite but coordinated manner also facilitates walking and later coordination needed to write with a pencil and sports.  Enjoy your infant at this stage as they explore space.  If your child is scooting on their bum or having difficulty transitioning from their belly to four point consult your doctor, an occupational therapist, or physiotherapist.  For some infants all it takes is a little “nudge” from a professional to get your child moving.

To read the article click here: Why Babies Should Not Skip the Crawling Phase

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