Once a baby hits the crawling stage, there is no looking back. Your baby is now mobile. It's a good thing and a bad thing, ultimately good, of course. But gone are the days of being able to know that your baby will stay where you put her.

But let's look on the bright side. The fact that your baby is being active and desiring to get around and explore is an awesome thing. This means that your baby is perfectly normal and that she is now getting some well-needed exercise.

Did you know that just the act of crawling, those particular motions, helps the development of the brain? I didn't know this for my first two children, but after I heard that I always made sure my babies got plenty of crawing exercise ... even to the point of making up crawling games. Some babies like to walk soon after crawling but do try to get some extra crawling in most days. Your baby will not only be healthy physically but also mentally.