Backwards and sideways

My child will be nine months old tomorrow and does not crawl. Increasingly, folks are asking, “Are you worried?”


Suzianne is mobile, she’s just not forwardly mobile. She will be at some point, but for now, she’s getting where she’s going in her own way: backwards and sideways.

It’s all good until she gets stuck.

But I’m not worried. Every child develops at their own pace; she’ll figure it out one day. At that point, expect a panicked blog post about how I have given only about five minutes’ thought to baby-proofing. That, friends, is something to worry about.