Page 1 of 1 [ 11 posts ] 

purplecloud
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

Joined: 18 Sep 2018
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Posts: 55

28 Jun 2020, 5:19 pm

I've heard some autistic people mention that they skipped the crawling stage as a child and that it could actually be a sign of autism. I too skipped that stage and I shuffled on my bum instead and then went straight to walking (though once in a while I would crawl after I learned to walk lol).

Now I'm curious to see if any of you skipped the crawling stage as well?



quite an extreme
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 20 Aug 2018
Age: 321
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,653
Location: Germany

28 Jun 2020, 5:47 pm

purplecloud wrote:
I've heard some autistic people mention that they skipped the crawling stage as a child and that it could actually be a sign of autism. I too skipped that stage and I shuffled on my bum instead and then went straight to walking (though once in a while I would crawl after I learned to walk lol).

Now I'm curious to see if any of you skipped the crawling stage as well?


We did use roller seats for our kids. Both are NTs and skipped the crawling stage and did walk with about 11 months because they did lern to use their feets that way. For this I guess it's rather related to the way you care for the kids.


_________________
I am as I am. :skull: :sunny: :wink: :sunny: :skull:
Life should be an adventure!


LunaticCentruroides
Toucan
Toucan

User avatar

Joined: 23 Oct 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 295
Location: Andromeda galaxy

28 Jun 2020, 6:20 pm

What, really?! LOL I did that too. My family was shocked when I suddenly stood up and started walking.



Zakatar
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 May 2019
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 505
Location: Mid-Atlantic USA

28 Jun 2020, 10:18 pm

I crawled before I walked when I was a baby, but my (NT) brother did the bum-shuffling thing.


_________________
When anti-vaxxers get in my face, I say ... Have a Nice Day!


MrsPeel
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 1 Oct 2017
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,076
Location: Australia

29 Jun 2020, 1:18 am

My aspie son crawled a bit, but he was very quick to learn to walk, up on his feet by 10 months or so.
As a toddler I had to use those reins on him to stop him running off because he would suddenly bolt. Reins for kids seem to be frowned on nowadays, like you're treating your kid as a pet, maybe? But they worked well for us.
Whereas my NT daughter made me carry her everywhere.



Fireblossom
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 18 Jan 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,615

29 Jun 2020, 2:58 am

I didn't, but me and none of my siblings never moved on all fours. We went straight from crawling to walking.



Joe90
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Gender: Female
Posts: 18,695
Location: Maidstone, UK

29 Jun 2020, 7:15 am

I didn't skip the crawling stage, and I've never heard of it being linked to autism. It depends on the baby.

I learnt to crawl when I was 8 or 9 months, then I started to walk at 11 months.


_________________
Female
Aged 30
On antidepressants
Diagnosed with AS, ADHD and anxiety disorder
Empathy score: 61 out of a possible 80. (High)


SharonB
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 14 Jul 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,605

29 Jun 2020, 7:39 am

I've heard of that theory. My mom says I crawled. My ASD-like child skipped it. Her ASD playmate would crawl all around her while she sat (then walked). So we're 2 for 3 crawling in that small sample. Ironically at age 8, my daughter likes that I introduced "crawl tag" (with the above theory in mind): we crawl in carpeted areas, but can stand up and run in uncarpeted areas of the house.



kraftiekortie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 71,565
Location: Queens, NYC

29 Jun 2020, 12:57 pm

Many NT kids also “skip” the crawling stage,



Karamazov
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Mar 2012
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,979
Location: Rural England

29 Jun 2020, 1:00 pm

Yeah, one of my sisters skipped crawling: she’s definitely not AS.



losingit1973
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Joined: 29 Mar 2018
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 132
Location: Livermore, CA

29 Jun 2020, 1:25 pm

My mother says that I crawled for a week then walked at 7 months.


_________________
RAADS-R Score 199
Aspie-Quiz Neurodiverse score: 141/200
Aspie-Quiz Neurotypical score: 70/200
AQ 42