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Preparing to crawl activities

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

I have had quite a few questions recently about activities to promote crawling, prepare for crawling or activities to initiate crawling.

Crawling can be fairly simple when broken down. If you think about the positioning of crawling on hands and knees. Their weight is going through their hand and knees to hold them upright. The #1 thing to help them build this skill is STRENGTH! So, we want to do activities that strengthen these muscles and help put weight through their hand and knees. The more exposure they have to weight bearing on their hand and knees more comfortable and the quicker they will pick up crawling.