The most important thing is not the technique you use to crawl, but rather how to move. This favors vision, touch and balance.
A baby with six or seven months can already sit up alone, without holding on to anything. Before launching into crawling, your little one will spend some time experiencing his roe skills. You will discover that, in addition to sitting, you can slide, crawl, sit on your tummy and arms, turn on the ground, or simply sway, measuring your own strength. And one day, when you feel safe, you will start moving towards something that has caught your attention. Then his curiosity and his desire for autonomy will do the rest and he will set out to explore the environment.
To crawl, you have to think
And is that the spark that ignites the coordination of movements has to jump from one hemisphere of the brain to the other. It takes a few weeks for all connections to be well established and working at full capacity.
Crawling is not a must
Yes, yes, as you have read. It is the most common, but nothing happens if your baby does not. It has nothing to do with either your intelligence or the development of your body. The important thing is that you learn to walk, not to crawl, and your healthy child will take his first step around 18 months.
Make it easy
If your little one is one of those who cannot avoid browsing and investigating everything around him, make his job easier by sitting him on a soft carpet or a play mat, as these will stimulate his senses and keep him entertained. And if not, put it on a smooth and warm surface, such as mothers floor.
Do you need shoes?
The truth is that no, on the contrary, it is better that the baby goes restless, so his fingers can move at will. In addition, in this way it learns to hold on better and gets information about the surfaces it steps on: if it is soft, rough, rough…
Finally, before the little one gets down on the floor, get up to them and check the environment with “crawler” eyes to eliminate any danger: dirt, small lost objects, cracks or chips on the floor or bare plugs.