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Why is crawling important for infants, toddlers, and school aged children

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Why is crawling important for infants, toddlers, and school aged children

Why is crawling important for infants, toddlers, and school aged children   Most babies will start crawling between the ages of 8 months to 12 months. Babies will often learn to crawl by first learning to creep (army crawl). Babies then start to come up on to their hands and knees and rock their pelvis back and forth. As babies learn how to shift their body weight forward while rocking, babies may then start to apply pressure to their foot against a couch or parent's hand. This 'push off' technique propels the babies body forward. After hours of practice and trial and error the...

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