Understanding the half scoot crawl and variations

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Understanding the half scoot crawl and variations

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Many babies can develop alternate forms of crawling, such as scooting on their bottoms or army crawling. Many parents wonder if this is normal and okay, because their kid looks different from other kids crawling. They have an expectation with their child crawling with a child on their hands and on their knees; and when they see their child in an alternate form of crawling, they wonder if this is normal. Most of the time, this is completely normal, as long as your child is using all four extremities equally, using both sides of their body equally. This is considered absolutely normal. From a child's perspective, their goal is to get from point A to point B. They want to do that in the most efficient way possible, whether that means scooting on their bottoms or slithering like a snake.

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Dr. Sonya Sethi Gohill is a board certified pediatrician. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors.  Dr. Gohill then went to UCLA for medical school and her pediatric residency. She works at her own private practice, Brentwood Pediatrics, in Los Angeles. Dr. Gohill is also a certified lactation educator. Dr. Gohill lives in Santa Monica with her husband and their three kids. Her sons, Dilan and Jaiden, are seven and four, and her daughter Tara is eight months old.

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