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There are two types of crawling: army crawl and creeping. Army crawl is where baby’s stomach remains on the floor; while creeping is when baby pushes up to hands and knees with their belly off of the floor. Are you worried that your baby isn’t hitting this 7-9 month milestone? Here are some activities you can do to get baby crawling:

1. Use Tummy Time often
2. Place toys around baby so they can pivot
3. Do baby push-ups
4. Teach baby to rock on hands and knees
5. Position toys out of reach
6. Encourage crawling to their favorite toy