Nothing is more exciting than seeing your baby crawl for the first time. While most parents can’t wait to be there for when their little ones start to really move, there are some things that you need to prepare for when your baby starts crawling:
Once your baby starts to crawl, you will be surprised by how fast they will start to move all over the house and what they can easily find as a result. To avoid any accidents, make sure that you’ve baby proofed all areas of your house, even spots that you didn’t think your little one would be able to find.
As well as baby proofing your house, you will need to make sure that everywhere around your house is spotless, especially your floor. Your baby will be able to find anything on the floor from dirt that could make them ill, to the tiny objects which they could easily choke on. So it’s always a good idea to ensure that your floor is spotless before allowing your little one to crawl on it.
Most little ones starts to crawl around eight to nine months but it can vary for each baby, some can start to move before the eight month threshold or can be even later than nine months. So it’s best to make any preparations for your little ones crawling activities as soon as possible.
Some of your older children’s toys may cause accidents, so it’s always a good idea to talk with your siblings and explain how they can be a great help when it comes to their baby sibling's movements. Explain to your child there are some toys that their sibling may pick up and could choke on, so it’s important that they keep these hidden to prevent any accidents from happening.
Might not crawl at all
While your baby could start to crawl at different stages, some children do not crawl at all and go straight from rolling around the house to walking. Even if that is the case there is no need to worry, whether they are just rolling, crawling or head straight to standing up and walking, any of your baby’s movements are still important milestones for your little one and for you as a parent as well.