My Baby – Week 25

By week 25, you may see your baby showing interest in becoming mobile. You may see her begin to do things, like move from a seated position to lean forward onto her hands, rolling or “bottom scooting” (you can probably guess from the name what bottom scooting looks like). In a seated position, these infants will use one hand behind their bottom and one hand in front, to scoot across the room.

In the coming months, you can probably look forward to your baby crawling. Most babies will begin crawling somewhere between 6 and 10 months, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, some babies skip crawling altogether! Some infants who skip crawling are just more interested in pulling themselves up to a standing position to prepare for their first steps! The best way to get your little one excited about crawling is to place desirable objects, like his favorite toy or even a sibling, just beyond his reach. As he improves, you can even create a baby obstacle course by placing items, like pillows or sofa cushions, between him and his goal. Negotiating these soft and safe obstacles will help improve both speed and agility. It goes without saying that obstacle courses are only to be attempted under adult supervision!

Even though babies develop skills using different methods and on different timetables, if your child hasn’t shown any interest in moving around and hasn’t figured out how to move her arms and legs in a coordinated manner by the time she is a year old, you should discuss it with your pediatrician. Also keep in mind, if your infant was a preemie, she may reach some milestones later than others.

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  1. Avatar of maria maria says:

    My twins are night and day.my son loves tummy time.he flips around like a fish out of water,but he hates sitting on his own. My daughter screams being on her tummy she loves sitting up on her own and being held up in a standing position. I dont know what to expect from them next.

  2. Avatar of ketta ketta says:

    my daughter is 5 1/2 months in she’s been holding her bottle since she was 3 month old she is pulling her self up n she been trying to crawl, she can sit up on her own n I been putting her in her walker in she is moving backwards by her self

  3. My son just turned 25 weeks today!

  4. Avatar of EbyMom EbyMom says:

    My daughter can reach out for her toys while sitting on her own. She also plays with her big bro. She is yet to crawl.

  5. Avatar of sheenaholman sheenaholman says:

    Cant wait for those first steps!

  6. Avatar of annabelle annabelle says:

    He started to turn around and somehow kinda crawl so I do this advice to motivate my son to crawl and I think its working! :)

  7. Avatar of Melody Melody says:

    I have a wiggly girl! she is good with tummy time, bu doesn’t pull herself up on her knees yet or pushes herself forward. Soon though. :)

  8. Avatar of Grace Grace says:

    my boy is interested in moving just not in crawling

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