Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Crawling is yesterday's news guys. Once we bought a nice big rug for the living room (the slippery hardwood floors had been holding him back) Henry went from a weird little half crawl leg lift scoot thing to a full on- no surface is an issue, head down racing style, speed crawl, in a matter of (what seemed like) days.
For us, crawling is kind of a relief. So many warned or said in their knowing voice, "oh, your life is about to chaaaaange!". I suppose this would be true to the parent of the baby who is content to sit and play self entertaining for more than a mere moments at a time. Henry was not that baby. His ability to sit up helped, but even still, he lost interest in whatever was before him very quickly and required lots of interaction, lots of being moved around, lots of being held. And so chasing after a crawling baby in a not quite 100% baby proof living room is actually a lot easier/less time consuming. I can set him in the living room, then proceed to start dinner in the kitchen, keeping one eye on him. Usually he will (as I intend) play for a couple of minutes then follow me in, then proceed to play with tupperwear. All of this before he finally comes and pulls up on my legs and I have to pick him up! It is amazing! Occasionally he will instead of following me go for some baby danger, and I will have to redirect him, but honestly it is way easier than keeping an immobile baby entertained.
Posted by jamie at 3:56 PM