To Crawl or Not to Crawl:
The Developmental benefits of crawling and potential deficits for non-crawling infants
All parents want the best for their children and want to encourage them to develop their fine motor and gross motor skills within age appropriate time frames. As pediatric therapists, we are keenly aware that the developmental skills acquired through infancy and early childhood significantly impact a child’s later performance with academics and within activities of daily living. Although missing one or two milestones here and there isn’t necessarily cause for concern, missing or skipping some critical developmental milestones can significantly impact a child’s performance later in life, which most families we speak to find surprising.
So, what’s the big deal with learning to crawl and why are more children skipping this stage of development? Read More