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    Your baby is ready to crawl if:
    • She can already sit well without support.
    • She can hold her head up to look around.
    • Her arm, leg and back muscles are strong enough to support her body when she gets up on hands and knees.

    Encourage crawling by placing your baby’s toys and other attractive objects (including yourself) just beyond her reach. As your baby navigates her way, her confidence, speed, and agility will improve.

    Never leave baby alone even for a few minutes. If she gets stuck under a pillow or box, she can become scared or, worse, get smothered.

    Other methods of locomotion your baby may opt for:
    • Bottom shuffling (she scoots around on her bottom by using a hand and foot to propel herself.
    • Slithering on stomach
    • Rolling across the room

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