I must admit that I was a little reluctant for Avery to become mobile. It’s been so nice to lay her under her entertainment center and let her look up at it and just roll around. But alas, she’s hitting her milestones and my job is about to get a little bit tougher.
Avery has been so close to crawling for over a week now. Every time that I lay her down on the ground she immediately rolls over and goes to her plank position. She kicks her legs, tries to push off and get going.
After a week of hardly getting anywhere, Avery has finally mastered the army crawl. Now it’s only a matter of time before she is full on crawling. Now that she is mobile, I love encouraging her to get up on her knees and start crawling. She is so close to being there that I could sit there for hours being her coach.
After trying to put toys just far enough from her and her not having it, I was determined to find something to encourage her to crawl. And then, my oldest daughter stepped in and found the way to to her heart. It was a sure fire way to get her moving.
Check out my no fail plan in encouraging her to crawl after the jump!
And that, my friends, is the way that I got Avery to crawl.
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