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Encourage Reaching, Playing with Toys, Crawling and Standing

When on the stomach, your baby will learn to push up onto the hands and knees and rock back and forth. This little “exercise” is working the arm and leg muscles, getting your child ready to propel forward (or backward) in an attempt to get moving.

Some babies are better at crawling than others so don’t worry if your child has developed some novel ways of getting around, including rolling, scooting on his or her bottom, or creeping.

As long as your baby is using the arms and legs on both sides of the body and shows an interest in exploring surroundings, there’s usually no reason to be concerned.

Originally posted on www.kidshealth.org

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