Science is great in proving things that there was a possible theoretical point to start with. Years ago, when I was studying for my Nutritional degree, I saw some research regarding the connection between crawling or mainly not crawling and hand and eye coordination, that would affect the child later in life and have a poor eye and hand coordination.
Looking at some studies now, they can now show that the crawling part is essential for writing and other brain activity that would be affected by the same part. I remember also reading the book, “The well balance child”, by Sally Goddard Blythe, where they mentioned that crawling would switch off one reflex in the body, so that another reflex would switch on, and facilitate the hand and eye coordination for later in life. The tummy time and other baby developments are essential for every stage of the baby to have a balanced life.
Now sometimes doctor will see this if it is quite severe, others times, they will ignore it as nothing serious. As a parent, I remember by reading the article and I made sure that my son would crawl first, and when I see babies and mothers in my clinic, I always suggest that they let the baby crawl first, even if the baby wants to walk and bypass the step.
Buying a tunnel tent, where parents and baby can craw, through might also help that development, if you see that the baby wants to walk instead of crawling.
I was talking to somebody recently and they mentioned that their daughter had dyslexia and so did they as they found out, and the doctor mentioned to them, that because they did not crawl, that was one of the reasons. Of course, if your child did not crawl, and they are old, you cannot do much about it, but I still remember that you can take them playing in the soft play area, if they are young enough, so that they can crawl through the games and that could still make a difference. If you are an adult, of course does not mean that you cannot live a normal life, it can be a bit more challenging at times, but I am also sure that the brain will find a way to deal with things in a different way and still function quite well.
If, however, you can still have the opportunity to change something in your baby life, than make sure that they can crawl.
Craniosacral therapy, can check any possible restriction of the spine, that might lead to the baby reflex not being switch on or off and help with any possible baby birth trauma, small or big.
© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Resilient heart (heartMath)