Yesterday Amelia J moved across the floor! She still can’t crawl but she did what is known as a bum-shuffle. While still sitting upright she used her legs to move herself across the carpet towards an enticing toy. She hasn’t done it again so perhaps it was a one off but it was pretty amusing to witness. To check out a simple demonstration of the shuffle, click on the image above.

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20 Responses

  1. Oh, that’s great! The “Bum Shuffle Demo” just really brightened my day!

  2. just needs a soundtrack and you’ve got a hit on your hands, I think.

  3. says:

    i did the bum shuffle, except my mother called it the bum crawl. I never did crawl properly as a child. My twin sister on the other hand did indeed crawl good and proper.

  4. Almost time to have to lock her away from the “boys”. I hear Big-P is polishing his gun

  5. Almost! But I hope she isn’t bum shuffling out the door to go on dates when she’s 16 (15? 13? When do kids start dating??). That would just be weird.

  6. aww.. lol. how cute!

  7. You know, I think they should name a dance after this little manouvre!

  8. I love it when babies start to move – they get so creative about how they get around, and they discover so many things!

  9. What a cutie! Does she move that fast? She must have good balance. 🙂

  10. AH! first time visitor…this site is soooo cute. i love it!!!

  11. says:

    *giggling* toooo cute!

  12. You are so talented!(also love the term “bum shuffle”…)

  13. how absolutely adorable. go amelia j!

  14. Next dance party movement: the bum shuffle.At a meeting: let’s bum-shuffle this issue.
    To my SO: I will subtly approach you from unexpected angles, or I would simply bum-shuffle you.
    You are the best, Claire.

  15. says:

    i “bum-shuffled” when i was a baby. instead of crawling, i scooted around on my little bum and was pretty fast!

  16. i was a bum-shuffler as a child. my mother felt my activities kept the wooden floors polished.

  17. The bum shuffle is a time honored move for me. Every time I’m in a house with a long carpeted straight staircase I am overcome by the desire to bum shuffle down the stairs. I guess that makes me a big freak. *grin*

  18. says:

    she is the cutest! quick question though, what font are you using in that bum shuffle jpg. i have been trying to find that font for the longest time. is it a mac thing?

  19. The font is silkscreen. There is a link on the right of the main loobylu page to it.