Tummy time develops skills babies need to learn to crawl
Lindsay Dean wondered if her son Julian was going to skip the crawling stage altogether. At 10 months, he was standing and walking a bit while holding onto the furniture, but if she plopped him down on the floor, he just sat there. Then she needed to take a cross-country plane trip, just Mom and Julian.
“I’d packed several toys to keep Julian entertained, and of course, one of them dropped to the floor.” Dean recalls. “I put Julian on the floor so I could get up and retrieve the toy — and he crawled to get it. I was so excited! I moved the toy to see if he would do it again, and he did!”
Your baby’s first crawling expedition may not be 35,000 feet above the ground, but it’s still an important milestone in his development.