A few days before she turned 9 months, Anika began crawling!
She had been close to crawling for a long time but her right foot would get stuck on her left knee so she was not able to crawl freely with her knees, she would only move a little bit and then go back into the sitting position; after doing that a lot she could move from one side of a room to the other; but it took her a long time.
One night Carol and I placed a few of her favorite toys at a distance she could only reach by crawling, and we helped her get her foot unstuck. After doing that a few times, she was able to crawl by herself! She only did it by herself a few times and then got tired.
The next day, we wondered if she had forgotten her new skill; but she didn’t. After a few days of practice she could go long without stopping: