Ahalya (4.1 months old) was showing the first signs of crawling, so I got her one of those spongy play mats from Cool Planet. And yesterday (on the 8th of July) she actually crawled just a few inches for the first time! it’s also got numbers on a #colourful surface so that we make a rather nonsensical attempt at learning them too. Some babies go straight to walking without crawling and that’s fine. However if you do spend a lot of tummy time with baby then chances are they’d learn to crawl first at around 7 months before they start walking (babies usually start showing signs of walking at around 9 months old).