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When should baby start to crawl?

Dr. Christine Wood, M.D


Q I am aware that each child is different, but approximately when can you expect a baby to crawl?

A Some babies can crawl as early as 7 months and as late as 10 or 11 months. If you have concerns about your baby's development, you need to look at other milestones, too. Usually they are picking up small objects with the finger and thumb by 8 to 10 months, babbling "dada" by 8 to 11 months. There are good books on basic baby development, like the series by Penelope Leach or What to Expect the First Year.

Dr. Christine Wood is a practicing pediatrician in Southern California. She attended the University of Detroit for her undergraduate degree in chemistry and received her medical degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her pediatric resid

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jimbo Oct 13, 2010 04:16:52 PM ET

DearJimmy and India. jimmy this is what they do. I just saw my Nephew crawl after he kept moving back and forth. They will crawl. India she will crawl any moment. Kept something the baby wants at distance and watch it happen.

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jimmy May 15, 2010 11:49:27 PM ET

My baby is starting to crawl well moving back and forth with his body at 5 months . is that normal ?

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mamthakarthik Mar 21, 2010 01:51:41 PM ET

My baby name is Arpana she is trying crawl now she is 6 months 20 days old. I am waiting to see her crawl.

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