My 8 month old son still stomach crawls. He scoots and slides forward using his upper arms to get to his toys. I have been doing different things to encourage crawling. He can get into the crawling position and has for a month but can't seem to balance on his knees to crawl.
Am I correct to worry that he might miss the milestone of properly crawling? Or do I need to relax and give him more time? He has been achieving all other milestones in the appropriate time.
*** Comment by Dalene ***
Let's start off with the important things first. Have a look at the
. You will see that your child's development is still perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. So relax!
You don't specifically mention whether your son is using his legs when he moves forward. But it sounds as if he is doing a typical commando crawl / stomach crawl... or at least some form of it.
A lot of his further development depends on having the physical strength to crawl on hands and knees. That still sounds to need some development. Give it some time.
I suggest you also see the tips for teaching him the
. If you carefully try this, I am sure it will only be a very short while before you see results.