How to support a child in crawling?

How to support a child in crawling?

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The path that the child must follow before crawling is often tedious and requires a lot of effort and courage on the part of the baby. At the beginning it's a slight lifting of the ass, then swinging, which aims to assess your own skills, and finally try to move your arms. For real crawling, you still need a lot of exercise before your child freely moves from place to place. How can you help an infant make crawling learning easier and more enjoyable?

Security of the environment

Before the child begins to explore the world around him on all fours by himself, it is necessary take care of his safety. The curious toddler, seeing the possibilities of independent movement, will probably use every opportunity to touch everything that is within reach of a small hand.

Objects that could pose a risk to the child in any way should be hidden high in the closet. Low cabinets, doors and drawers must be secured so that the toddler does not get his fingers caught. It is best to remove all tablecloths from the tables for a while, so that the child does not drop an object on his head. If there are stairs in the house, they must be properly secured, e.g. with a special gate. You have to remember that the front door and bathroom door should always be well closed so that the wandering boy does not slip away imperceptibly. If there are animals (dogs, cats) in the house, it would be good to protect their beds, litter boxes and bowls from the curious baby.

Taking care of the right place to crawl

The floor on which the baby will crawl should be kept constantly clean, because not only the hands will come in contact with it, but also the face and even the tongue. It is better in this case to give up strong chemicals for cleaning the floor, so as not to cause allergic reactions in the child.

If we have the opportunity, it is better to remove the carpet from the floor, where all dirt often accumulates, full of stains and hair that can easily get to the child's mouth, and which are often difficult to remove on a regular basis. A floor without a carpet will also be easier to clean, but it must not be too slippery so that the toddler has freedom of movement.

If you do not want your baby to crawl directly on the floor, you can put a blanket, but as a rule, the crawling toddler frolic everywhere but on the blanket. The child does not have to crawl only at home, grass, sandpit are equally interesting places to visit. However, due to the fact that it is difficult to keep a toddler on a blanket or mat, you need to make sure that during crawling wanderings he does not cut himself or find something interesting to eat.

The right crawling clothes

It is also good to take care of the correct dress for the child who begins the adventure of crawling. You have to take care of comfortable items of clothing so that they do not restrict the child's movements. The best will be comfortable tracksuits or tights that will protect your knees from chafing.

Stiff jeans can restrict movement and a frill dress will only tangle small elbows. You have to be aware of the fact that more dirt and abrasions may appear on clothes near your knees, so it's better to opt out of light saucers or thin tights at this time. You can wear warm socks on the legs, there is no need to put on shoes yet.