11 Wacky Ways Babies 'Crawl'

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baby crawlingCrawling. It's one of those milestones we just can't wait for our babies to figure out, and we can drive ourselves nuts trying to make it happen. If I could get back all the time I spent fretting over when my baby would start crawling, I could probably get half the crafts on Pinterest completed!

Here's the truth, Moms and Dads: not all babies crawl! And when they do get a move on, they all seem to find their own special way to get around. Afraid your baby isn't normal? Just wait until you read these moms' confessions!

1. My daughter didn't crawl. She would lie on her back and push herself around the house with her feet. You should have seen the bald spot on the back of her head from her head rubbing on the ground!

2. My autistic child army crawled till he learned how to walk.

3. My brother preferred to roll himself everywhere he went!

4. My daughter always pushed off on one toe so she got a blister on that toe.

5. My sister crawled backward!

6. My daughter scooted around on her little booty!

7.  My son had what we called the crab crawl: one leg bent and under him. It was so cute!

8. My daughter was a was a butt crawler. Then ,as she mastered that, she would move so fast that it would be her hands and feet on the floor with her butt slightly off the floor.

9. My son would kneel on one knee and pull himself along with the other foot.

10. My son sits Indian style with one foot under him and he pushes with the other foot and pulls with his arms. Everytime he looks like he is going to crawl the"right way" he just stops and sits!

11. My boy was a bum shuffler; very effective way of getting around as his hands were always free. It made for mud-filled nappies though!

Do you have a goofy crawler on your hands? How do they get around?


Image by Jeanne Sager

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bella... bellacazzate

My youngest military crawled. Everything he did appeared to be a high-risk, covert operation. 

blue_... blue_lagoon

He barely crawled. Went straight to walking.

Cafe... Cafe Robin

My kids did the backward crawl at first!:)

britt... brittneyleigh88

My son army crawled and then walked.

insei... inseineangel

My daughter is a roller. I've watched her attempt to crawl in a regular fashion, but she has this problem with crossing her ankles instead of keeping her feet apart. Rolling has proved to be an effective form of movement for her; she can get halfway across the living room in a blink if I take my eyes off her, haha.

funha... funhappymom

My baby used to army crawl-it's amazing how fast she can do that. Now she crawls normally.

nonmember avatar amandabananda

My DD was a roller and for the longest time she would only roll in one direction. She would eventually hit a wall and get so fustrated! I would have to go turn her around, so she could continue rolling lol

Lance... LancesMom

My son was a creeper and pulled himself across the floor at first or kicked his legs til he moved, then he got up on all fours.

amonk... amonkeymom

My boys both crawled, but my daughter didn't.  Instead, she rolled around everywhere she wanted to go.

Brenda Gibson

My little girl was a roller, but she could get anywhere in the house very quickly. You tell yourself she's fine, she can't even crawl yet. Then a minute later you hear her in the other room. Lol

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