Your child's movement skills refer to their control or their head, limbs and body, sitting, crawling, walking, running, jumping and hopping.
What should my child be doing?
The typical sequence of developing these skills as as follows with average ages:
Note: there is a range of normal ages at which children may acquire these skills. Please see following section on when you should be concerned.
The pattern of movement development from being immobile to walking may also vary. Most children achieve walking via crawling (80%), others bottom-shuffle and others commando crawl (with their tummy on the floor), some just stand up and walk.
Bottom shuffling children tend to walk later than those who crawl on all fours.
How can I help?
For your baby:
For your toddler/child who is close to or able to walk:
When should I be concerned?
Where can I get help?
If you have concerns about your child's movements, speak with your health visitor or GP.