I think I’m supposed to want him to hit that milestone. He’s 9-1/2 months old and most babies learn to crawl between 6 and 10 months old.
But you know what? I cherish his immobility. It makes my life a whole lot simpler.
As it is, we can’t leave him alone indefinitely any more. He is rolling and scooting enough that if we leave and come back 3 minutes later, he is a few feet away from where he started.
But he’s still slow and predictable. Slow and predictable is a great thing with a baby.
I’m not ready to chase him all over the place, fighting to keep him out of the litter box and off of the TV stand.
But he wants to crawl. Badly. He gets frustrated when a toy is too far away to reach. He whines and flings his arms and legs around. (He’s trying to fly to the toy, we think. Dream big!)
Sometimes, he even does this:
Is this the time to get serious about baby-proofing? I think Kristin at Sea Cow Circus has the right idea. I plan to adopt her “eliminate the issues as they crop up” baby-proofing strategy.