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Aug 21, 2008
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
What would you do?
I'm really sorry to keep talking on this subject but my mind just can't shut it out yet. A friend of mine decided to tell me that w/ Keira not crawling I'm risking her having major learning disabilities. I swear I need to clean out my "friend" list. That hurt/upset me a lot tonight. My mommy gut says "geez does she have to crawl? Do we have to force tummy time and force learning to crawl? Are we doing more mental damage than good or are we doing more mental damage if we don't force it?" The PT made it sound like that if she doesn't crawl she'll never develop the ab muscles she needs. Lately Keira sits up and scoots around on her butt. She sorta pushes off w/ her legs and will scoot around and bend allllll the way out and reach for something w/ her arms. She's bearing more weight on her legs and seems to be enjoying that. I just don't want to push her into something she's not ready for but yet I don't want to hinder her either but I don't know what to do. I get so tired of people (even today this happened) asking "is she crawling all over?" and when I say nope not yet but she's getting there they look at me as if to say "what the heck is wrong w/ your kid?". Ugh....I'm sorry I'm just really upset about all this.
Aug 21, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
You're among real friends here. I understand the PT's concern, but that IS why you have her there in the first place. Some kids don't crawl - they go right to walking. It's not like there hasn't been other issues at the forefront, mainly her health, so that she CAN reach those milestone. I still just don't understand how STUPID some people can be.

Heck, I still get asked if my 11 month old is 6 months, and then they're taken aback when I tell them her age. Ummm...DUH! I'm only 5'2"! How big to they THINK she should be? Okay, I'll stop taking over the rant. People just peeve me off.

Aug 21, 2008
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
um, that was a mean, retarded thing for her to say to you. alessandra is right. some kids absolutely do not crawl that is why it is not listed on the denver development checklist... because it is NOT important. what is important is any form of mobility.. that she is scooting on her butt is a good sign that she understand that she can get somewhere. weight bearing excersises are very important as is sitting up. ah,you need a new therapist (pardon me for saying so). and your friend was not being friendly at all-just very judgemental and uninformed actually...

good way to build trunk muscles is to put toys in between her legs and have her bend over in between to pick them up (if she can handle that).
Aug 21, 2008
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
A friend of mines lo never crawled. He did the butt scoot which sounds similar to what you describe Keira doing. He put holes in the tush of all his pants lol! It was amazing how that little guy could get around just but scooting on his butt. :) Go with your mommy gut on this one. :) I don't think you are damaging her at all. And really how can you make a lo crawl? ;)
Aug 21, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
If I remember right, I've read many places that it's perfectly ok for a child to not crawl at all as long as they get around in some fashion. It's easy to get caught up in the milestone that they are supposed to be meeting (I did it too), but sometimes it's best to shut all the big mouths out and just watch what the kids can do. Hugs to you and smacks to your friend, lol.
Aug 22, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Have you ever watched the series "The Baby Human"? I think it's on Discovery. Anyway, I can't remember how many forms of crawling they said there were, but it was a large number. It doesn't always have to be the on hands and knees variety. On the show they showed a baby that moved around on his bottom and pulled with one leg - it was considered crawling. All that to say that as long as she is scooting around and getting where she wants to go - even if it doesn't look like typical crawling, then she's probably doing just fine. She'll be walking before you know it and will be the smartest kid in her kindergarten class!

Your friend obviously spoke before thinking (or at least I hope that's the case and not that she's an insensitive a**). Hopefully she'll be more understanding and compassionate in the future.

Aug 22, 2008
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
i used to work with infants... some do the butt crawl. there is nothing wrong with that. And like someone said some babies dont crawl and go to walking. i think that she is okay..... if the doc is okay with it...... then why does your "friend" need to butt in??? meany head i say!! your precious one is A OK!!!!!!
Aug 22, 2008
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
The milestone is "mobility". Sounds like butt scoot has her pretty mobile. My son rolled from 6 months to 8 months. The day he turned 8 months old he finally did the traditional crawl. Just before that he did what we called the "Igor crawl" one shoulder on the ground, kind of pushed his head. So, he crawls and pulls up in the same week and that was it for the crawling. He would hold on to anything (including the dog) and walk before resorting to dropping down and crawling. I guess he just never really liked it. Oh, I would tell your friend how you feel. Maybe they don't realize how insensitive they are being.
Aug 22, 2008
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
Hi sadie, I have met 2 babies who did the butt started walking just fine, and the other one ended up in PT and got leg braces eventually to learn how to walk, so I think it can go either way....Sadie is already in PT, and lots of pps said it can be normal....and I know you do her exercises faithfully!
Check with your
doctor first!