Crawling is one of the most significant milestones for babies in terms of changing their world and the world of parents who now have a mover on their hands.
No more can you set them down with some toys and walk away, because if you do, there's no telling where you might find them.
There's a big world to explore out there!
To encourage crawling and make it more fun, here are some great gifts to get them going and keep them busy:
Leg Warmers $12 at Etsy
Not only are they adorable, but they provide an extra layer of cushion to knees as toddlers crawl on hard tile and wood floors.
Move & Crawl Bawl $15.99 at Amazon
Your baby will have a "ball" with this ball. Not only does it roll, but it lights up and offers lessons on colors, shapes, and animal sounds.
Crawl-on Toy $89.99 at Constructive Playthings
Once they start crawling, there will be no stopping them. Provide some new terrain with this foam multi-textured toy.
Tunnel $29.99 at Back to Basics Toys
Give them something to crawl through with this colorful tunnel. Speaking from personal experience, you will get years of use out of one of these!
Follow-Me Fred $19.99 at toysrus.com
A real dog might do the same trick, but if one isn't available, this is a cute and maintenance-free substitute. It makes real dog nosies and sings songs too. Your baby won't be able to resist following him all over.
What are your favorite toys for crawlers?