Should I Help Baby To Crawl At 1 Month Old?
by Jim A
My baby has just turned 1 month old today.
Since birth, she has had good control of her head and neck and could hold her neck up for 30 seconds on her 3rd day.
When placed on my chest, she tries to crawl up my chest and I can hold my hands underneath her feet - she then pushes against them and moves her arms, usually digging her elbows into me!
When I hold her upright she sometimes puts her feet on the ground and then puts her legs straight. She pushes herself up and virtually takes her own weight.
My question is, should I encourage this or can I do any permanant damage i.e. hurting her legs etc.?
Would be interested in your options and especially any medical advice?