9 Month Old Baby Can’t Crawl?

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My son is over 9 months old, he doesn’t crawl, but he sucks, is that normal?

1 Answer:

Hi Yopi,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

One of the benchmarks that health workers often use in monitoring child development is the Denver development curve. You need to know, that in this curve, crawling is not included in one of the benchmarks in assessing growth and development. This is because, not all children will go through this phase. Many also found children who immediately crawled or stood up after sitting. So, in general, not crawling, but actually sliding, what your child is experiencing can be a very natural thing.

Some aspects of gross motor development that are generally achieved by 9 month old babies are:

Able to sit alone without assistance Begins to learn to stand holding hands (vines) Learn to squat from a standing position Proficient in moving objects from one hand to the other Able to point at objects with the index finger Able to go up and down stairs Able to hold with 2 fingers, namely thumb and forefinger If most of the time From the developmental aspects above, your child has successfully passed, so there's nothing you need to worry about.

Most importantly, meet your child's nutritional needs by giving him enough breast milk and healthy and nutritious complementary foods. Invite children to actively move and play, stimulate him by using objects or toys that he likes. Avoid using gadgets. Do not forget, always control the child's growth and development periodically to the nearest health facility, namely a doctor or pediatrician.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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