How Many Types of Crawling Are There Really?

“Commando” (belly crawling), sliding backwards, hands and knees, crawling with one foot, scooting on the bottom: so many ways! Plus, some say crawling is not important? This topic can get confusing, so let’s demystify it. In the first year, there’s a progression of specific movements, or “developmental patterns,” that happens in typical development. Each pattern prepares…

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