When Can You Expect Your Baby to Start Crawling?

Babies grow and develop at their own pace, and one exciting milestone to look forward to is when they start to creep or crawl. It’s an exciting time for both parents and their babies as they explore their surroundings and develop new skills. So when can you expect them to start doing it? While every baby is unique, there are general patterns to consider when it comes to creeping and crawling.

A Solid Window

Typically, babies begin to creep or crawl between the ages of six and ten months. However, it’s important to remember that this range is just a guideline, and some babies may start a bit earlier or later.

Signs to Look Out For

At around six months, you may notice your baby starting to rock back and forth on their hands and knees or push themselves backward. This is often the precursor to crawling. They may also start to explore by scooting on their bellies or rolling to reach objects of interest.

A Mobile Baby

Between seven and ten months, you may witness the exciting moment when your baby starts to crawl. They may initially use their arms to pull themselves forward before discovering the coordination to use both their arms and legs to move around. Some babies may even skip traditional crawling altogether and find their unique way to explore their surroundings.