Infant Mobility – We Have Crawling!

Infant Mobility - We Have Crawling!Watching the development of infant mobility is such an awesome thing.  It starts out with rolling over.  Next we’re thrilled by an infant milestone that involves being still: sitting.  The final frontier of infant mobility is one that represents a need to baby proof things that you’d never dreamed of: crawling.  It’s the last milestone that is truly a baby milestone before our babies become toddlers.

Eudora has hit that last milestone.  At eight months old, she is the terror of the floor.  No one’s toes are safe as she roams the sea of carpet.

On the bright side, though, she seldom sneaks up on you when she’s truly excited to go.  She laughs and giggles and makes so much noise that you can hear her long before you see her… or feel her drool on your feet.

As much as we delight in watching Eudora get around, the reactions from the rest of the family have been mixed.  T’akaya the Brilliant Border Collie is unperturbed by this development.  She’s already been there, done that with Norton.  Winston the Wonder Chihuahua isn’t to thrilled; he has to chase her down to lick her face.  Norton is definitely not a fan.  Now that Eudora can get around, it takes more effort for him to take toys away from her.  Moving it just out of her reach is no longer an option.  Now he has to take it away from her multiple times as she chases after it.

It’s wonderful.  I love watching her explore the world around her.  It helps that the house was already somewhat childproofed from when Norton started developing his own infant mobility skills.

What was your favorite part of having a newly mobile baby?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. When my kids started to crawl I seemed to keep the house cleaner and my husband was happy about that!!

  2. I don’t even remember my toddler crawling very much, she was literally walking by 7 months 🙂

    My infant twins are getting ready to start crawling it seems, I’m so excited for that

  3. Awe! What a cutie!! Thanks for sharing this milestone 🙂

  4. My son never crawled. He learned to walk around 14 months and then learned to crawl! No developmental problems, the doctor said he was just content to sit and watch the world around him. So I love hearing and seeing other babies learning to crawl, I’ve always though it was adorable! Congrats on the new milestone!

  5. Thank you for this wonderful post. I remember when my children started to crawl, such sweet memories

  6. Will definitely keep you on your toes.

  7. Uh oh! Time to put up the safety gates!

  8. How old is Norton?

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