Crawling: Don't Get Excited, He's Only Thinking About It

Typically around the six month mark, my other kids become mobile and started crawling. And by their first birthday, they’re full-on walking around the house like they own the place or something.

Have you ever seen a 11 month old walk down the street? It’s hysterical. Probably one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.

But baby Paul? He’s shaping up to be a different story. In just a few days, he’ll be eight months old, and crawling is something he’s not interested in at all.

Baby Paul thinks crawling is dumb, and he’s not going to do it anytime soon.

So to entice him into action, I’ve started to purposely place toys just a few inches out of his reach, so he really has to wiggle and stretch to get what he wants. Typically, this results in a baby stink eye being thrown my way, quickly followed by some form of crying and/or whining.

Baby Paul is on to my tricks, and he’s not liking them.

I realize that my other three kids crawled on the early side of development, so I’m honestly not concerned or actually expect Paul to be crawling by now. And I know each and every child develops at their own pace.

And as the story goes, someday soon he will be crawling, quickly followed by walking, and I will wish for these days of immobility to return. Right now, I always know where he’s at and what he’s doing. I kinda like that.

But whoa, crawling babies are cute, and I can’t wait!

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