When Do Babies Start Crawling? Seven Months In and She’s Really Moving

When it comes to wondering when babies start crawling, I guess it’s different for everyone. It’s also incredibly difficult to say what counts as a crawl. For us, we used to put Isabelle down on her play mat, and lay all her toys out in a circle. Without really noticing, she would suddenly be closer to a different toy. I call it the clock game.

This is the clock game that we do to help with tummy time
That’ basically what the clock game looks like

That was when she was around five months oldd, and I’ve also done a post about things to do to help with tummy time if you want to help your baby along with their crawling. But these days, now that she’s around seven months, she’s suddenly started taking off.

The way she is now, you really do have to have eyes in the back of your head. Give her a minute or so and she’s crawled across to the baby gate, pulled herself up and holds on. I don’t think it will be long before she’s trying to walk. Not that either me or Rachel want her to do that any time soon.

If you want to watch a vlog about this week, then feel free to watch this:


It’s the first weekly vlog I’ve done that’s actually edited. I hope it’s much more enjoyable to watch; I know the previous ones have been quite terrible, but I’m learning about this stuff all the time. I aim to keep improving, if not for you then for me. I do fully believe that it’s a great thing to suck at something and then improve, and that’s what I think I’m doing here.

Look, when it comes to things like crawling, walking, talking and all the other milestones, my advice is quite simple: don’t worry too much about it. All babies develop in their own way and in their own time. So physically develop quite fast, others might develop more in their speech, and others might just develop more somewhere else. We’re all different, and it’s the same with babies.

Anyway, here’s the Facebook and Twitter. This week coming is #SelfCareWeek, so keep an eye out as I will be doing quite a bit on that. I’ve probably spent a little bit too much time on the laptop this week, and on my phone in general. That’s why this post is a little shorter than usual. I’ve forgotten to take my own advice and limit my use of technology. But I’m only human, and I cock up a lot too.

So that’s all from me for this week, I owe Rachel a little bit of quality time with her, so I’ll catch you again.


I’m a 27 year old married father of one – soon to be two! I started blogging after suffering with postnatal depression when Isabelle was born. These days I just talk about my life as a dad.

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