Streamlined Baby Moves

Creeping on hands-and-knees is the most elegant early locomotion pattern, a distinctly important stage of development.  To begin this action, babies reach forward with one hand and a diagonal connection is made through the body, pulling the opposite knee forward.  In minimal body contact on the floor, babies are alternately balancing on one hand and the opposite knee.  With streamlined body organization, babies begin creeping  forward in this cross-lateral movement pattern.

You may discover that your movement isn’t as coordinated and efficient as your baby’s.  One mother noticed her baby was creeping in a cross-lateral pattern (opposite arm and leg) but she wasn’t!  You and your baby will gain many benefits by practicing these cross-crawl movements together.

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