Hi! I have an 8 month old who isn’t crawling yet or really having any signs of crawling. We are doing exercises where I put her over my leg to help her and also put my hands against her feet to help her push off, but I see only mild improvement. I know that some babies do not crawl until 9 or 10 months, but my gut is telling me that something is not right.
Background (sorry its a little lengthy): c section baby with posterior tongue tie (released at 7 weeks old) . I worked with a myofunctional therapist before & after her tongue tie release who provided me with many exercises which we did and I did see many improvements. She also initially favored one side for looking while lying on her back, but with exercises that quickly resolved (I think she had mild torticollis, although it was never formally diagnosed). After this, she started doing really well. No issues with eating, sleeping, or milestones thus far. She is a smaller baby and starting sitting up independently at 5 months old and learned how to roll (all ways) pretty early on as well. Now here we are at 8 months and she would rather roll to get where she needs to go. I always felt that she had tension and needed to see a doctor of osteopathy to help release some of her tension but my husband was apprehensive about having someone manipulate our baby. But now that she is not crawling (or even trying to crawl /scoot independently), I wonder if I may be right ?
Do any professionals have any insight/experience with infants who have similar backgrounds? Any recommendations? Im wondering if I should just keep doing what I’m doing and then bring her to a specialist at 10 months if she still isn’t crawling yet or just do it now?