Throughout my research on baby crawling, I've come across many crawling tips. I would like to share with you a proven technique so powerful, it will make your baby more tolerable to stomach lying.
And guess what?
You can safely use it on babies as young as 3 months old!!
Lets get started...
Crawling may not happen naturally if your child does not endure lying on his stomach.
Use this technique below to
help with baby crawling and make your baby more tolerable to lie on his stomach.
Remember: Your baby should focus on you or a toy in front of him/her. A focus point will encourage him/her to exercise those muscles to reach for a object.
The roller/ball helps your baby to lift his/her upper body and stimulate visual perception. The more you exercise those muscles the sooner they will be able to endure longer sessions. But make sure they enjoy this activity. I was thinking to make crawling baby knee pads for my baby, but realized to stimulate crawling knees tips...
You only need to spend 3-5 minutes daily to get results.
...But, you will see results more quickly if you can fit in more than one session per day.
Repeating the crawling tips above will get your baby supporting his/her body on both knees and straight arms. Now only the moving forward motion should be added for the all important midline crossing. Also think about buying a crawl baby doll to do this exercise alongside your baby.
Now, don't rush off to the nearest baby store to buy an infant crawling roller or rollers helping baby crawl as shown on the right - a soft inflatable ball will also do the trick.
I used a smaller version of those big gym exercise balls and it worked perfect!! You can always use the ball afterwards to exercise hand-eye coordination or exercise your own stomach muscles.
...to get your baby crawling is easy, critically important... yet, often neglected. But with these easy crawling tips and affordable method it's a breeze.