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What to do about a crawling baby's scuffed knees?

Any body part that is used for gripping, leaned on, or weight-bearing will result in thicker skin. In normal adults, this is usually most prominent on (respectively) the palms of the hands, the elbows,...
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Should I worry that my 14 months old sometimes crawls backwards?

This is super common. It’s actually easier to go backwards than forwards for some kids, if they're using their arms primarily instead of their legs - pushing is easier than pulling, right? It’s very ...
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My 9 month old is not crawling

Babies don't particularly care about timelines, stages or what they're suspose to do. My daughter never wanted to crawl, she'd roll, wiggle, and all sorts of weird movements. Her favorite was pushing ...
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My 9 month old is not crawling

Link "Before crawling, a baby must first lose his infant reflexes -- such as flailing his limbs when he's startled -- and learn how to coordinate his arms and legs, which is no small ...
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How to set boundaries for a 7-month-old?

Set boundaries mostly by making the setup more easy for the children to stay within boundaries, reminding them to do so, praising when they do so, and (less frequently) saying "no" and/or punishing ...
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My 9 months baby doesn't like to move, what should I do?

Let me preface my answer with a few general remarks about child development and stages: First, not all babies reach the various milestones at exactly the same time. In fact, most milestones have a ...
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My 8 months old son not sleeping

How I see it, you have two issues: Your baby is not sleeping through the night Your baby is not sleeping in a safe place To fix both of these issues, you have got to get this child to sleep in a ...
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My 8 months old son not sleeping

Have you considered a gentler approach than just leaving him in his crib? I totally understand not wanting to just leave him to cry forever, but what worked for my daughter was to set a schedule and ...
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What to do when 8 month baby is frustrated by crawling attempts

Have patience. Some babies learn to crawl late. Some don't crawl at all. It is frustrating until they get it, but they kind of have to get it themselves - there is no magic to help, although having a ...
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cheap and/or durable waterproof clothing for crawling baby

We had some of those "coveralls" of various types. Some good, but often the kids would get too hot. What did ALWAYS work was having an "emergency" box (old plastic drill or tool ...
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cheap and/or durable waterproof clothing for crawling baby

As a mom who had two kids in a forest kindergarten, I would not recommend the PU coated kind you show in your post. Yes, they are cheap, especially when on sale at the usual suspects like ALDI, but ...
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My 9 months baby doesn't like to move, what should I do?

This web page has some good ideas for encouraging your child to crawl. Putting a favourite toy just out of reach in front of them or in a half circle around them is a good way of motivating them to ...
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My 9 month old is not crawling

I try putting him on his tummy and putting toys just out of reach He may not have enough interest in the toys for them to be much motivation. This is an anecdotal answer, but here goes: One small ...
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My 9 month old is not crawling

There is no need to worry. Yet. Summary of the below quotes: Not knowing how to crawl before 11 months old is no reason for concern. Place her on her tummy often to build up muscles (but keep in mind ...
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How do we determine the right amount of babyproofing?

One piece of good advice I got at that time was to get down on your hands and knees and look at the world from your toddler's point of view. At that point the dangers start to become more obvious: you ...
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How can I demonstrate to my wife that her overprotecting my crawling son is counterproductive

I can offer some first hand experience from yesterday! My daughter (our first), is 9 months old, and she crawled for the first time less than a week ago. Now (6 days later) she's a pro and can go ...
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