Often people think that growth and development are one of the same phases in children, even though they have different things. Growth in children is related to physical changes, for example with body proportions, size and size, the increasing number and size of the child’s body cells. A child’s growth can be measured so that it has units like cm, grams or something else. While growth is the ability to function and structure the child’s body, the result of the interaction of the maturity of the central nervous system and the organs that are affected by the child. Thus the process of growth and development of children cannot stand alone but are continuous, one of the developments in children is the crawling phase.
The ability to crawl in infants is vulnerable to 6-10 months. When the child starts to crawl, his arms and legs support the body on the floor so that by crawling your child will train his fine motor skills.
Crawling is the phase that your child goes through before walking, by crawling your baby learns to sit and stand. By crawling, your child prepares to walk and can even strengthen the muscles of the hands and feet to lift body weight so that it can move.
In addition to being vulnerable to different ages entering the crawling phase, children crawl in different ways. Some children often use their hands and feet, there are babies who crawl by enlarging their stomach, some babies crawl using their buttocks and legs. Although common in crawling children are those using their hands and knees.
So that your baby who often wonders why your baby can’t crawl. You don’t have to worry. The crawling phase need not be an important benchmark. Even some children can go through the crawling phase and then have the ability to stand up and walk well.
Experts suggest that babies who go through the crawling phase and walk right away are not found to have medical problems. So that for those of you as parents you don’t need to worry if your baby has entered a vulnerable age of a maximum of 10 months but does not enter the crawling phase but stands up straight away. This is experienced by some babies in entering development without going through the crawling phase.
The most important thing for parents is to provide sufficient stimulation to learn to crawl. Some children find it difficult to crawl due to stimulation factors due to lack of stimulation and the child is often lying on his back so that it prevents the ability to crawl. Likewise for children who are often carried so that they are lazy to move and hinder their ability to crawl.
Thus for parents wondering why your baby doesn’t crawl. Provide sufficient stimulation so that your baby has enough time to lie on his stomach and stimulate him to move with his stomach down.
Here are some tips you can do to stimulate your baby to crawl:
- Make sure your baby has the ability to stomach back and forth and support the body upright when your child is on his stomach
- Every now and then after your baby has a bath, you can make him lie on his stomach without wearing clothes to make it easier for your baby to move.
- Stimulate it by using his favorite toy. You can place it at a distance that allows your child to reach out and try to move towards the toy.
- Let your child explore the surroundings while on his stomach, what you have to pay attention to is your vigilance when your child moves so as not to hurt him / fall.
That’s the stimulation you can do to get your baby to crawl. However, you don’t need to worry if the baby goes through the crawling phase. If your baby doesn’t want to crawl and looks weak or stiff, you need to consult a doctor for early treatment.