Crawling Develops the Brain
Did you know? Crawling is the most important developmental stage. Crawling develops the brain, muscles eye function, and much more. Crawling is the first time your baby uses both sides of their brain together to complete a task. The co-ordination between opposite arms and legs required for crawling is incredibly complex for your baby. This is why this stage stimulates an array of connections throughout the brain.
Crawling Inhibits Primitive Reflexes
Repeated movement is the key to learning. This is why babies should never be rushed though the crawling phase.It takes time for your baby to naturally inhibit some of their primitive reflexes. Watch as over time your baby learns to crawl with open palms as opposed to a clenched fist.
The Problem with Modern Floors
In the last number of years we have seen a shift away from carpet flooring. While this is great for babies and their respiratory system, it creates a difficult developmental environment. Cold touch, slippery floors make the crawling phase very difficult for your baby. This is why in recent years there has been an increase in non-crawling babies.