hi, my 9 month old crawls (camando style) but still does not crawl on all 4. Also he is not sitting on his own but can sit without support if made to sit. he would rather try n stand with some support. it's like he doesn't want to sit . how long will it take for him to sit on his own?

Sonali Shivlani

Crawling is defined as the ability of a baby to get from point A to point B in any fashion except on his two legs. Hence it's fine of your little one is not crawling in the traditional fashion. Some times babies do skip milestones and this is normal. If he can sit unsupported and is making attempts to stand then he is developing normally. He will figure sitting really soon.

Sonal S Raja

Hi, is the baby crawling in rough surfaces? Sometimes, they don't get the proper grip, let them crawl on a mat or a carpet. Also, 9 month should be able to sit, so allow your child to be on his or her own instead of carrying all the time. It might improve slowly


hi my son is mostly on the play mat . I don't carry him until it is necessary. should take him to his doc bcoz he is not sitting?

Rithuparna Ravindra

Nike don't worry, wait more... I think it's normal... Even my 11month old doesn't sit on her own but can sit wen v make her... She doesn't crawl but tries to stand up by extending her hands n holding on tight on anything for support. When I asked a Dr she said if she is standing up, it's normal...

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