Many babies will start crawling between 7 and 10 months of age.
During the early months of your baby's life, they are primarily focused on growing, developing motor skills, and building strength.
While they may not be crawling at this stage, they are gradually preparing their bodies for this exciting milestone.
Around the age of 6 to 10 months, babies begin to show signs that they are getting ready to crawl.
This preparation involves strengthening their neck muscles, arms, and legs, which are all essential for crawling.
Signs That Your Baby Is Ready to Crawl
Crawling requires your baby to lift their head and maintain control over their neck muscles. As they begin to show better neck control, they are one step closer to crawling.
Improved Neck Control
Strong arms are crucial for supporting their upper body weight as they move. If your baby starts to push up on their arms during tummy time, it's a sign they are developing the strength needed for crawling.
Leg strength is equally important. If your baby can bear weight on their legs when you stand them up, they are making significant progress.
Rolling over is an essential precursor to crawling. If your baby can roll from their back to their tummy and vice versa, they are building the skills necessary for more complex movements.
Tummy time is a great way to encourage crawling readiness. It helps your baby develop the neck, arm, and leg strength required for crawling.