My first child, Ben, took a while to first crawl. As new parents, we had expected our darling baby boy to start crawling at precisely 6 months of age. It didn’t occur to us that maybe he had his own schedule. We’d watch him rock back and forth and excitedly get the camera ready to record that milestone. But then he turned 7 months old and he still wasn’t doing it. So we got a little anxious and continued to encourage him. Then he turned 8 months old and we captured his first crawl that day in this picture. Fast forward 5 years later and I can’t believe my very bright, verbal, and downright difficult child was ever that small!

My second child, Allegra, started crawling around a month earlier than her big brother. Being a second child, we regret we didn’t get that one on film (well, digital camera).

My third child, Skylar, just turned 7 months old and isn’t crawling yet. He’s showing the readiness signs, so the camera is constantly within reach (and so is the Flip video camera).

When did your child start crawling? Do you remember how thrilled you were? Baby Center and Tide are asking moms to share their child’s first crawling milestone photos in their Baby Center’s Baby Milestones community for a chance to win a year’s worth of Tide Free & Gentle Laundry Detergent. Contest deadline to enter is 4/11/2011.  Click here for official contest rules.

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