Parents often ask about ways to help their baby crawl.
If I had to narrow down the best way to 5 steps, it would be my 5P tracking system.
Many parents know that crawling is one of the top milestones for babies to master. It is a key period in which your baby becomes stronger, learns the environment, improves visual skills, and improves physical skills.
Crawling is a natural skill that most babies master automatically. But many times it just doesn’t happen, for several really good reasons.
Like babies with poor head control, they often do not like to lie on their stomachs. And good head control is one of the key skills a child must have to learn to crawl. So if head control is mastered later than normal, later development may also be a bit slower than normal.
This is when parents often start asking for help to teach their baby to crawl.
For the most part, only professionals know how to teach babies to crawl. But they still use only a few proven techniques. In essence, most of these techniques encourage your child to be more tolerable when lying on his stomach.
But there is a technique that I found that works great, is safe to try, and can be done by all parents.
I call it the 5P Baby Crawling System. It’s a 5-step logic system for almost any baby to crawl in no time.
Let’s look at the 5P steps individually …
P – Lay the carpet. The first thing any baby must master before there is any hope of learning to crawl … is being comfortable in the tummy position. You will get great results if you talk and play with your baby when he is on the mat.
P – Build a roller. Roll an ordinary bath towel into a “sausage”. Of course, you can also buy any other type of roller. They are cylindrical-shaped soft toys … preferably solid. You get the inflatables, but the solids usually last much longer and can also be used to teach your child to sit and walk.
P – Skate position. Gently place the “sausage” under your baby’s upper body … arms hanging over the front of the “sausage.” The “sausage” towel supports your upper body, NOT your stomach, with your elbows touching the mat. It should raise your upper body slightly, allowing you to discover your surroundings. Make sure your elbows are touching the mat, they shouldn’t be hanging in the air.
P – Place your elbows. Now you have to do something. Gently hold your baby by the elbows and bring them toward your body. It will almost appear as if your child wants to lie on his elbows. Please continue to provide support.
P – Act up front. This is the most important step. Drop to the ground directly in front of your child and ride him head-on. Now, let your baby look you in the face while you talk to him, have fun and encourage him.
The idea is to encourage your child to endure longer tummy sessions. Your baby should focus on you and then spontaneously develop the sensation of using his elbows and legs for support. Done right, you will soon see her leaning on both knees and holding her arms straight … ready to crawl.
The power of this 5P system lies in lifting your baby’s upper body to look around … all while lying down.
It also only takes a few minutes a day to start seeing results. Obviously, if you can do more than one session per day, the results will be faster.
The bottom line is … getting your baby to crawl is easy and important, but sadly, it is unnecessarily neglected. But anyone can use this 5-step tracking system to get results almost like clockwork.