UPDATED June 17th, 2017
Crawling is probably the first form of locomotion that your baby will attempt. A big breakthrough in muscular and motor development, being able to move from one place to another will also boost your baby’s confidence and help her to become more independent.
NYC pediatrician and author, Michel Cohen, reminds us that not all baby crawling styles are the same. “The are many ways for an infant to crawl…or not at all.” And while some child development experts believe that crawling is an integral part of development, others, like Cohen, believe that “if all other aspects of development are on par, there’s no need to worry if our baby does not learn this optional mode of locomotion.” If your infant decides to crawl, here is a guide to interpret her own personal style.