Despite constant reminders that every baby develops at their own pace, I've been concerned about the fact that Townes was still not crawling at 11 months. Parents shouldn't compare but his two friends who were born within a week or so of him are both already walking- walking, for Pete's sake! Come on, T- a little jealous? Nope. He has not seem too concerned.
I do think the amount of time spent exploring London in the B'jorn instead of exploring our living room on his tummy contributed to the delay but I don't actually regret being out and about with Townes. Instead, I decided to get down to business and the boy and I have been lying on our stomachs for the majority of his waking hours this week.
I'm proud to report that there has been forward movement!! There's not a lot of ground being covered yet but the bruises on my shins and knees from all of the crawling as an example are worth it!
I tried bribing him by putting cool things just out of reach.
He mastered pushing himself backwards pretty quickly and had to be rescued from being wedged under the couch many times!