Jiajia (plus the nanny and our good friend Catherine) took JD to the "Bird and Flower Market" the other day. Who needs to pay for a "petting zoo" experience when you can wander from shop to shop with a cute little "foreign-looking" boy. The shopkeepers were only too pleased to let JD play with their animals and he loved every moment (except when a piglet suddenly jumped up and squealed at him!). We are now dressing him up as a turtle to encourage him to crawl...
Paul (the other one)
27/11/2013 05:27:36 pm
Poor boy, no need to force him to crawl. Elisabeth crawled to the nearest piece of furniture pulled her self up and walked, Diana shuffled on here bottom for a bit then walked! Just let him do what he wants to do.
28/11/2013 12:12:37 pm
I think the turtle will stop JD from crawlling! He will crawl when he is ready. He may not crawl he may go from standing to walking! He really is a lovely looking baby.
28/11/2013 12:22:23 pm
I agree with the others, no need to force him to crawl. My eldest rolled around (from back to belly to back to...) and got everywhere she wanted to go to, my youngest shuffled around on her bum. The oldest crawled for the briefest time right before she started walking, as if to say to the (Chinese) doctor (who insisted she needed to crawl on every monthly visit) 'see, I can do it, happy now?'. The youngest only started crawling long after she had learned to walk and never bothered with what the (same Chinese) doctor wanted of her.
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