Last updated on October 1st, 2018 at 02:40 pm
tips to get your baby walking
My daughter took her first steps unaided by anything a few days ago, and she is only 10 months old[this post was initially written October 2016.] We were playing downstairs by the living room, and I stood her up and let go. She then took four steps before deciding to sit back down. Her Grandpa, her dad, and I all got to see. I couldn’t help but be extremely impressed with her.
Here are a few tips to get your baby walking in no time:
1. Walking with your baby
One of the tips to get your baby walking is by walking hand-in-hand with your baby. I got my daughter to stand up by making it a game. I would say “1..2..3..” and hold on to her hands and help her stand if needed. Then, I would hold onto her hand and take a step when she does while also saying “Step…step…” this would make her get a huge smile. After she could stand on her own, I didn’t hold her hand, I let her have her hand on my leg, so she would have to do most of the balancing as we took steps.
2. Dance to music
Another one of these tips to get your baby walking is by dancing. I think I started this when my daughter was small, I would turn on some music I like and started jamming out to it. This got her interested. She started wanted to bounce when she was standing. This, in turn, got those muscles stronger and it was fun for her. I think the biggest part of teaching your child something is to make it fun.
The third of these tips is to use a walker. They have so many different kinds of walkers out there that have noise makers and flashy things to get your baby interested. These help build up your little one’s muscles. Also, walkers make it fun for your baby to play with and eventually walk.
4. Encourage, and be their cheerleader
The last of these tips to get your baby walking is by encouraging! This is given. Just encourage them to take steps, or to stand. Don’t have high expectations. I had no goals I wanted for my daughter, I just wanted to raise her to be a loving and caring little girl. I mainly wanted to be the best mom that I could be to her. Here’s the deal, it doesn’t matter if they reach milestones at different times then their peers. It is more harmful to expect them to do something because you think they might fall behind. As long as he or she keeps getting an all clear from the pediatrician wellness exams, there is nothing to worry about.
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