Ready, set, crawl!

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Ready, set, crawl!

Toys to help baby crawl

Crawling is one of the first milestones. So, at what age do babies start crawling? Most babies get moving between seven and ten months. Some even skip crawling altogether and go straight to standing (or bottom shuffling). Did you know that there are things you can do to help your baby crawl?

Follow these simple tricks to get your little one over the starting line. (Just remember to baby-proof your space first!)

Tummy time is important – it's a BIG step toward crawling. Daily sessions help your baby to build upper body strength. Why not turn tummy time into playtime? Use an activity mat or a wedge with attention toys to help your little one have fun.

Once your baby starts propping themselves up, they're almost ready to go. Give them a helping hand by gently rocking them back and forth. Dial up the fun by playing music and swaying from side to side. Let's rock, baby!

Use crawling toys that roll along the ground, encouraging your baby to follow. Then, show how them how it's done! Get down on all fours and crawl across the room. Your baby will love to watch and will soon want to follow you.

Now that your baby is finally crawling, it's important to keep it fun. Get down on the floor and explore together. Place crawl-encouraging toys like trains that roll along inside a pop-up play tunnel. Then play peek-a-boo to coax your little one through.

Thanks to crawling toys and playtime, your baby is on the move and there's no looking back. Next stop: walking!

Once they find their feet, you'll be doing laps constantly. (Time to quit the gym!)