When should I expect my baby to start crawling?

Most babies learn to crawl between 7 and 10 months. Some babies prefer to scoot or roll and some never master crawling and skip right to walking. Some experts believe the bilateral integration of crawling is important to developing strength, motor skills, and neural connections. However, most doctors agree that lack of crawling is not a red flag, unless a baby does not show any interest in independent locomotion by their first birthday.

Candace Lindemann

Children's Author & Education Consultant

Candace Lindemann is a published children’s writer and educational consultant. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can also find Candace blogging at http://NaturallyEducational.com. While Candace’s degrees prepared her for a career in education, she’s found that the best preparation for parenting is on-the-job training.