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How to help your baby from almost there to walking there!
We have recently talked about ‘cruising’ and its value as an often overlooked infant motor skill.
Roll, sit, stand, walk... that’s the normal sequence right?
Well that’s the basic version yes, but perhaps there is another key skill to include in that list... ‘cruising’!
Is it a problem if your baby learns to walk before they have learnt to crawl? Is there something odd about your baby or is it something odd about ‘milestones’?
The Movement Team offer a specific Paediatric Physiotherapy service, it is rarely obvious though when and why a baby or child should see a Physio. Below are some basic and general guidelines. We are also very happy to take questions, jump on the phone or chat in clinic to help you understand when we might be able to help and we we aren't the best people to see!
3 simple tips to help a baby learn to crawl!
This week’s blog is a chance to share a few simple but very effective ideas on how to help a baby progress to crawling.
I actually don’t like the word ‘clumsy’. ‘Clumsy’ is not a definitive thing. As a label ‘clumsy’ only gives us negative information… and not even useful negative information! As a label it doesn’t help us improve; it doesn’t motivate us to be better; all it does is tell us we are not good at something.
So if the old wives tales are to be believed, W-sitting might be a sure sign of anything from future arthritic hips to flat feet. The truth though is a little less exact.
Especially in the first two years, parents are very often on the receiving end of the ‘how are they?’ and ‘are they doing x yet?’ double. Instead of x, insert any key milestone or achievement. Are they rolling yet? Are they sitting yet? Are they talking, crawling, eating, smiling, walking, or drawing yet?