A baby crawling backwards is perfectly normal. Even a baby not crawling is also normal. There is no need to worry. As long as your baby begins to move across the floor using each arm and each leg, there is no cause for concern.
Here I want to share with you activities you can do with your child to help baby crawling backwards and promote crawling babies to move forward.
Can I let you in on a secret? In our family I started crawling backwards first and so did my baby. At first I was so worried as she was not following the norm. But believe me - there is nothing wrong with me or my baby!!
Babies can't control the movement in their legs that well since they have been limited to lying down and sitting for most of their lives (about nine months).
Their upper bodies are more developed than their lower ones. The hip joints need to be sufficiently strong enough to support the ever growing weight.
Because your baby is pushing on his arms, he tends to push himself backwards. It is very common to see babies crawling backwards in normal baby crawling development.
It doesn't matter! The good news is that he's propelling himself, and before long he'll be starting to try to hold on to things for standing. In a few months crawling in any direction will be a thing of the past, since your baby will be walking and running everywhere!
Try some of these crawling tips to promote your baby to go forward on all fours:
Something I have noticed is that baby see / baby do. If you have a friend or relative with a baby that already crawls, invite them to come over and let your child watch. That could speed things up a little.
It takes time and patience but he will soon realize that he
can go either way. If you pre-praise, and encourage him to crawl to you, and
make a big thing out of it when baby crawl, you will have more success.
If you understand the benefits of baby crawling, you'll think of some more activities to do with your child.
Don't be concerned if you have a baby crawling backwards - your baby will start crawling forward soon! A baby learning to crawl and walk should be fun. Just take lots of video so you can enjoy it later.
And just wait - when your baby starts trying to ride little
bikes and things, they'll do the same thing - go backwards first.