Why is my baby not crawling?

Crawling Develops

Many parenting books and guides say that babies should be crawling by the time they are 7 months old however, if your baby is not crawling there is no need to panic as we have found that babies today are actually beginning to crawl a little later. Our Easy Grip Crawl collections go right up to 24months.

Now in 4 colours!

Now in 4 colours!

There are many reasons why your baby may not be crawling, maybe they are just not ready yet or it could be due to factors in their environment. They could be finding it very difficult to get their body co-ordinated on the slippery floor surfaces in your homes. You must remember that babies are just finding out what parts belong to them and that they can control their own movement. When placed on a slippery floor this can cause frustration and many babies give up trying to crawl.

Slippery surfaces can put babies off crawling.

Slippery surfaces can put babies off crawling

Wooden, tiled or laminate floors present a huge challenge to your baby as they offer no traction, babies slip and slide resulting in bumped heads and this can put babies off learning to crawl. For babies this is the same as us trying to walk on ice.

It is important that you do all you can to help encourage the all-important cross crawl. Read more about how you can encourage crawling here.


Crawling Develops

Crawling Develops

Of course there could be other physiological or medical factors that are preventing your baby from crawling, if you are concerned about your childs development please speak with your doctor or public health nurse.

5 Minutes with Mum – Cliona



Name: Cliona


How many children do you have?   1


What did you find hardest about being pregnant? What did you enjoy?

I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so I was pretty weak for a lot of my pregnancy. I really enjoyed feeling so connected with my baby and loved having a bump.


What do you find is the most rewarding thing about motherhood?

Seeing my baby achieve new little milestones and knowing I helped her along the way. Seeing the intelligent, affectionate and funny little girl she is turning out to be fills me with pride. I could gush on for ages here!!


What is the worst/most embarrassing thing your child has done?

Probably her sudocrem incident (a right of passage for every parent!) Where she managed to get it EVERYWHERE! Covered the screen of my tablet, pushed cream into the charging dock, rubbed it on all the freshly washed clothes, on the walls..need I go on!?!


Do you have a funniest memory?

Too many to choose from!


Best kid quote?

The most precious jewel you will ever have around your neck is the loving arms of your child.


Who is your favourite celebrity mum and why?

Pink. She seems to encourage her daughter to really be herself.


Do you have any top tips for a first time mum?

Every child is different and will reach different milestones at different stages try not to compare with other babies too much and enjoy every second of it as they really do grow quicker than you would believe.