And thanks to Bilal’s mother who found this great website. A write up on why is crawling important.
However, according to childhood educator Glenn Doman, a pioneer in the field of right-brain training, crawling forwards is an essential skill to master. Doman claims that crawling stimulates the brain to develop convergence of vision – and that as a result, children who skipped this phase as babies may find it difficult to learn to read and write. In addition, children who missed out on crawling may suffer from speech problems, he says – because the same part of the brain (the midbrain) controls both functions
You can read more of the article here.
In fact it is alright if your child doesnt start walking up to age 18months!!! The more they crawl…the better it is for their brain. So don’t rush into getting a walker for your baby.
Yes, I do have walker in my house. We first bought that basically to place one child in when I have to change the other child’s diaper. “Park” them in the walker so he/she doesnt crawl everywhere and climb up the stairs. Tapi skrang, dah bleh kuar masuk walker sendiri dah…haha
My eyes are now glued to this website. It has lots and lots of good articles, even free flashcard for u to download. They even have articles on swinging our babies. Well, my husband and I been swining our babies ever since…tapi ramai yg tgk sure akan kata, wuish tecabut tangan kan. I read up the website, and it says we are doing the right thing =)
Wondering who is Glenn Doman? Click here