Thursday, 07 August 2008
by Mama Hippo
D rolled from his front to his back the first time at about 4 months of age. Then he mastered rolling from his back to his front at about 5 months. Now, he has a pretty good hold of both, and although he's not crawling or even scooting yet, he seems to be managing to move around quite well.
Just a few days ago he took a nap, and when I went in to check on him soon after he fell asleep, he was lying one way, with his head towards the wall. About 45 minutes later, I went to check on him again because he's usually awake by then, but he was still asleep and facing the other way. When I did hear him wake up, I went to get him and he'd rolled sideways a couple feet. I swear if he were in a crib, he'd be one of those babies constantly getting his arms and legs stuck in the slats.
He hasn't gotten much forward-backward movement going yet, but my guess is that's only a matter of time...
When did your kids learn to crawl? What came first - forward or backward movement?