Setting an age at which the baby begins to crawl, to take his first steps or to say his first words is difficult, because each baby follows his own time. Their development will also depend a lot on the stimulation they receive from their parents and the environment. Even more difficult in the case o
Setting an age at which the baby begins to crawl, to take his first steps or to say his first words is difficult, because each baby follows his own time. Their development will also depend a lot on the stimulation they receive from their parents and the environment.
Even more difficult in the case of premature babies, since in addition to needing special care in the first months of life, it can also happen that their development is slower at first. In any case, with the proper stimulation and affection you need, the premature baby will start to crawl and this will become a real family milestone.
The premature baby begins to crawl
There is a moment in the development of the babies in which they discover mobility. Most of them start crawling, but this is not necessarily a step prior to the first steps. It is about 8 months, when the baby already knows how to stay upright that this crawling event can occur.
In the case of the premature baby it may take a few more months to gain autonomy in their movements, so if your baby is 10 months and still does not crawl, you should not worry at all. Yes, you must, instead, stimulate their mobility by helping them to stay upright and guiding them when they start trying to move.
Premature babies begin by learning to stand erect, put their heads high, their backs straight, and discover that they can be propelled with their hands and feet to get around. These are weeks of tests in which the baby will try to crawl and sometimes get it, but sometimes not. Your participation is crucial for the baby to crawl as soon as possible and safely.
How to stimulate the mobility of the premature baby
Although nowadays the quality of life of a premature baby is guaranteed, it is necessary to pay more attention to its physical and cognitive stimulation. Babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy will be perfectly healthy babies with the same capabilities as the rest, but you will have to be very careful during the first months.
The premature baby will have the need to move by himself if you stimulate him correctly. You can put your favorite toy out of reach and thus try to move to pick it up. But keep in mind that the moment a baby begins to crawl the hazards multiply in the house. You get the house ready and with the necessary security measures when that moment arrives.