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    Default Is your baby turning, crawling, walking properly?

    Hi ladies,

    Have you ever been concerned that your baby isn't turning, crawling or moving properly? You might notice that your baby is turning only to one side, bum shuffling or commando crawling...

    I wanted to outline to all parents out there how important these movements are in a baby. These movement are 'hard wired' in your newborn. A baby or an infant does not need to be taught when and how to lift its heady up, grasp a toy, roll over or crawl. These movements are important in hand eye coordination, and brain development.

    Its amazing how many parents outline their concerns with their family GP or specialist and told that it is 'normal' for a baby not to crawl etc. I am here to tell you that it is so important in you babies development.

    Feel free to ask any questions or express any concerns that you may have

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    Sorry but what was the point of this post? To alarm new mothers who may have already sought advice ? I have a bum shuffler and have sought multiple sources of appropriate advice that I am confident in. I don't appreciate being told that my baby is not normal when I know she is.

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    I know 2 bum shufflers who have grown up perfectly normal and healthy. Every baby is different.

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    I'm not sure what the actual point of your post is?

    All babies are different and will do developmental things at different times.

    I also don't like the term normal. Normal for my friend's baby is not normal for mine IYKWIM?

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    Isn't it all part of the learning/development process? My LO would drag herself along (or do the worm, as I called it) for months before finally mastering "proper" crawling. But I assumed that was nomal? I don't think that I should have expected her to just automatically crawl about perfectly.. just like walking, at first they are wobbly and fall over often- then it's mastered.

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    My child didn't crawl/bum shuffle until 12 months of age!
    He is 16m and waking, dancing etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healthybee View Post
    Hi ladies,

    Have you ever been concerned that your baby isn't turning, crawling or moving properly? You might notice that your baby is turning only to one side, bum shuffling or commando crawling...

    I wanted to outline to all parents out there how important these movements are in a baby. These movement are 'hard wired' in your newborn. A baby or an infant does not need to be taught when and how to lift its heady up, grasp a toy, roll over or crawl. These movements are important in hand eye coordination, and brain development.

    Its amazing how many parents outline their concerns with their family GP or specialist and told that it is 'normal' for a baby not to crawl etc. I am here to tell you that it is so important in you babies development.

    Feel free to ask any questions or express any concerns that you may have
    Who are you? What are your qualifications? Why should anyone ask you anything or trust what you have to say?

    Sorry if that sounds rude but I'm with the others... what exactly is the point of your post?

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    I don't understand OP? As somebody who has studied child development and worked over a decade with infants and young children, I can confidently say that bum shuffle, commando crawling, etc is all part of their natural development and progression to proper crawling and walking. Every baby is different and does everything in their own time and progression. That is normal.

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    For what age group? What other behaviors should we be looking out for that are of a concern? Are there any factors taken into consideration here?

    What exactly should we be worried about since what you described IS part of normal development?

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    I'm confused by the whole post in general. The second paragraph seems to say its all normal and important for their development but then the third paragraph seems to insinuate you should be worried if they are not properly crawling...

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