Do all children crawl before they walk?
Most children go through a phase of crawling, either on their stomachs (known as army crawling) or on their hands and knees prior to pulling up to standing and walking. Some children even do both! Either one is fine, but crawling is a necessary step that is vital to strengthening the trunk, arms, and hips prior to walking and later developmental tasks. Research has shown that children who do not crawl miss out on the stability needed in their arms for later tasks such as writing and other fine motor tasks.