Crawling on All Fours

Online Physical Therapy exercise program to strengthen your baby’s body to master crawling on all fours. The program contains specific exercises listed in prioritized order, explained in text and shown on video on real babies. The program can be used from the time your baby masters belly crawling.

  • Prioritized, simple exercises
  • Designed for busy families
  • Illustrated with pictures & videos
  • Instant & perpetual access
  • Secure payment with QuickPay
  • English
  • Dansk
  • Deutsch

Available languages

299,00 DKK

(inclusive of all taxes, VAT and fees)

Program description

Developed by Danish pediatric physical therapist Maria Schultz Appelt, the program consists of evidence-based, playful exercises that strengthen your baby’s body for crawling on all fours. Many important physical and neurological skills are strengthened in the crawling phase so reaching this milestone is essential for your child’s motor foundation. Some people use this program when their baby is behind in their motor development, while others just use it to inspire playful activities or to support their baby’s motor development in general.

If you have any questions about the program or are unsure about anything, please send me a message (perhaps including a short video of your baby) via my Instagram @develobaby or email at maria@develobaby.com.

Note: if your baby does not yet master belly crawling, I recommend starting with the exercises in the program Belly Crawling.

Frequently asked questions to DeveloBaby Crawling on All Fours

Crawling is the first milestone in which a baby moves forward on the floor, and there are two basic styles of crawling:

  • Belly crawling means lying on your belly, with your body weight on your belly, and using your arms and legs to slide forward without ever lifting your belly off the ground. This is the first crawling style your baby will learn. Once your baby gains muscle strength, they will begin crawling on all fours.
  • Crawling on All Fours means standing on your hands and knees and creating forward movement by walking on all fours. This crawling style requires substantially more muscle strength than belly crawling.

The program is designed for babies who are comfortably able to belly crawl can comfortably. If your baby does not yet belly crawl, I recommend starting with the DeveloBaby Belly Crawling program, which includes general strengthening exercises for this important prerequisite.

No, there are not! The exercises are simply general strengthening exercises in anatomically normal muscle patterns. The worst that can happen is that you will be supporting your baby’s motor skill development.

Because I know that many people find it overwhelming to fit exercises into their daily lives, I have organized the exercises in order of priority. The five most important exercises are at the top, so if you’re short on time, those are the ones you can focus on.

By doing specific exercises as part of all the little things you do with your baby during the day, you can usually help your baby progress to crawling quite quickly. Of course, this is individual and depends on your baby’s starting point.


Frequently asked questions to exercise programs

After completing the purchase process successfully, you can access your exercise program here on the develobaby.com. During payment, enter your email address and password. After successful payment, you will see an additional heading in the menu called “My Programs”, including links to all the exercise programs you have purchased access to. You could be reading your first program in under 60 seconds from purchasing. When you come back to DeveloBaby.com after a few days, the system will have logged you out automatically. Then simply log in again with your email address as your username and the password you chose during the checkout process.

My exercise programs are accessible online here on DeveloBaby.com. As the programs contain video clips that couldn’t be played in PDF or other types of print, there is no downloadable or hard copy version. That said, using a PC/Mac you can in fact print the exercise programs you have purchased by pressing Ctrl+P on Windows and Command+P on MacOS when you are on the exercise program page. However, the programs are not specifically set up for this purpose, so it’s much nicer and more user-friendly to view it directly on your mobile, tablet or computer.

You have perpetual access. However, I am obliged to adhere to certain privacy data regulations (such as GDPR), which state that I cannot store customer data longer than necessary. Therefore, the system limits your access to one year at a time. When a year is about to expire, the system will automatically send you an email so you can easily extend your access if you want to keep it.

No, this would be against the terms & conditions. You purchase access for yourself and the people living in your household. If you, however, buy an exercise program as a grandparent, you can of course share the access with the person you bought it for. In contrast, if you are a manager in an institution and want to procure access to one or more exercise programs for your employees, please write to me so we can work out an agreement on multiple licenses. For contact details and more, please see my Terms and Conditions.

Current legislation states that the usual 14-day right of withdrawal does not apply to digital products. The reason for this is that it is virtually impossible to argue that you haven’t used digital products once you’ve logged in. Therefore, I do not generally offer refunds. Please read more about my return policy under Terms and Conditions.

Yes, I’ve gone to great lengths to explain each exercise in layman’s terms so that everyone can follow. There are also pictures and videos to accompany the exercises, where I perform the exercises on a real baby.

No, certainly not. In my exercise programs, I have put the exercises in prioritized order. There are a lot of exercises in each program, so in principle you can spend your whole day doing exercises if you find it enjoyable, but you can also choose to do the top three or top five, and therefore the most important ones. This makes the exercise programs suitable for everyone, no matter how much time and energy you have to spare.

The exercises are basically just strength training, just like when you go to the gym. They are designed to strengthen your child muscles wrt the exercise programs’ purpose, e.g. addressing back arching. Therefore, exercises will always make your child stronger. Whether your child achieves each milestone with good quality using the exercises depends, of course, on the starting conditions and whether there are any special conditions that would require a individually tailored approach. But no matter what, helping your child build a stronger body will never be in vain. For the vast majority, standardized exercises, as presented in my exercise programs, will help the child move on to the next milestone well and strongly.

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Disclaimer

All content on DeveloBaby.com is based on recognized professional standards in Denmark, and you can expect them to be in line with the advice you receive in the public health system. If you find that your child has pronounced sleep or motor challenges, or that there is a lack of effect from the general exercises, I recommend that you make an appointment with me, either in person or online, so that I can customize the program for your child. If your child is unwell, please always contact your health care provider or physician. Read full disclaimer…