View Full Version : Does a baby have to roll before crawling?
DD2 (almost 9 months) is a little slow in development. I have an appointment with a Paed next week to get her checked out. She has had problems with slow weight gain due to reflux but is otherwise healthy.
She can sit unaided. Can roll from tummy to back, but not back to tummy.
Just wondering do they have to be able to roll before they can crawl?
No, not at all. Every child will do all the milestones in their own unique sequence, my two boys did things in a completely different order and timetable, it sounds as though your bub will be crawling before long.
I think generally, they usually roll from tummy to back, roll from back to tummy, sit unaided, and get into sitting from laying down, before they crawl.
I'm sure somebody will correct me if I am wrong, but that is how my little ones did it.....;):D
I'm certainly no expert - but every baby is different.
My DD could sit unaided from around 5 months, and had rolled from tummy to back only a couple of times (I think by accident!!). She crawled at 9.5 months and this is when she started to roll from back to tummy - it coincided with the crawling. Its as if it all clicked at once for her!!!
I'd say crawling is not far off for your DD - and you may find that she will roll more when she starts to crawl.
Good luck with the Paed next week.
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