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Ready, Get, Set.... Go
Off she goes. Ayanna has begun crawling. A little wobbly on her hand and feet but she’s definitely moving forward. The first crawl was just several steps forward and at a rather slow pace. Two days on, and she’s moving faster and is much steadier.
She began by first lunging forward, followed by creeping, which is pushing herself around on her belly. All these variations of the crawl strengthen the muscles that will soon enable her to walk.
Watch how strong I am mummy!
Babies tend to start crawling soon after they’ve mastered sitting without support. At this stage babies can hold their heads up to look around and their arms, leg and back muscles are strong enough to keep them from falling on the floor when they get up on their hands and knees.
Ayanna has gotten the boost she needs to go mobile. She’s slowly getting proficient at her crawling and has even learnt to move from a crawl position to a sitting position. Then there’s the ‘cross-crawling’ to master, which is the ability to move one arm and the opposite leg together when moving forward. After all the crawling variations are mastered, the only thing between Ayanna and complete mobility is learning to walk.