How Hard Can Teaching a Baby To Crawl Be? (VIDEO)
Teaching a baby to crawl? Here’s what some of the “experts” tell you to do:
1. Put your kid on the floor.
2. Buy a roller or make one by rolling up a towel.
3. Position their elbows so that they are ready to crawl.
4. Place the roller underneath their torso.
5. Buy a crawl mirror or get in the crawl position in front of your baby so they can see how it’s done.
6. Buy one of these ridiculous “crawling aids”
7. Repeat five minutes a day until they crawl.
Here’s what you should really do:
1. Put your kid on the floor (probably the most important step)
2. Wait until your baby is ready to crawl.
And, here’s what it looks like when it finally happens:
Now, I totally see why you would want to help your child crawl sooner rather than later. I felt the same way. However, you don’t have to buy a bunch of stuff and play Overbearing Little League Dad to do it. Just put your baby on the floor and when she gives you a cue that she wants to try and move, help her figure out how to position her body parts to do it. Lift an arm here, a knee there and just help her learn that she actually has body parts and that they are the key to this whole operation. It’ll take a few weeks, but when she’s ready, she’ll make it happen. And when she does, it’ll be the proudest moment of your life. Soak it in, you deserve it.
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