How and when to teach a baby to crawl
In order to teach a baby to crawl, it is necessary to interest him so that he has a desire to move on to something. First of all, surround the baby with different toys and objects, give him freedom of action, do not restrict his movement. Place it on the floor, bedding diaper. You can also put him on a wide bed, only in this case you need to make sure that he does not fall. Children generally begin to crawl at 6-7 months, but before this age it is necessary to prepare the child in advance: It is necessary to ensure that already at three months the child holds the head, if he does not yet know how to do this. It will also be extremely important to lie down on his tummy as often as possible so that his muscles will strengthen, and also to place bright toys in front of him so that he has a desire to get them.
At four months, it is necessary to develop a grasping reflex in the child, putting various toys into the hands of the child. Also, the child begins to show interest in their legs, trying to reach them to the mouth. Teach him to grab the legs with handles.
In five months, you need to often turn the baby on the flank, twist it. In order for him to turn, you can entice him with a toy.
At six months, if the child does not sit down himself, it is necessary to show him how this is done, but do not pull forward by the handles, but turn through the flank.
By the seventh month, the baby should try to crawl. It can be awkward or ridiculous, on the stomach or on the bottom. Before you start crawling on all fours, the baby can sway funny for a few weeks trying to get on all fours. To speed up this process, play active games with your child. Some children begin to crawl with the fact that they are moving backwards, but soon they are corrected and begin to crawl as expected.
If your child began to crawl in 6-7 months, then by the 8th month he will be fully prepared to try to get up with a support. If at this age the baby is inactive, it can be either a manifestation of character or a developmental difficulty. Continue to engage with baby, you can optionally take a course of massage.