I had an idea that perhaps we could teach Maggie to crawl by taking her to the tunnels at the park. And it worked! The tunnels there are too narrow for her to swing her legs around so she can’t sit up and scoot. The only way to move forward is to actually crawl.
The first time I tried this we had someone at each end of the tunnel, coaxing her along. It took about 20 minutes for her to crawl the length of the tunnel the first time, on May 15th. Afterward, she was proud but exhausted.
By May 19th she could crawl the length of the tunnel in about 5 minutes, and had the endurance to do it more than once.
I asked her physical therapist to meet me at the park to show me some of the other things I could be doing with her there.