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6 interesting things about baby walking

6 interesting things about baby walking


Walking is one of the biggest challenges in the baby's first year of life. It is a complex process that requires patience and some help from you. It is important to know some essential and useful things about developing baby's gait to know what to expect and where you can help!

First steps ... the most anticipated moment! But when?

You notice that your little one is standing up, even taking a few steps holding pieces of furniture. But can they be considered as the first steps? The baby's first steps appear when he manages to walk without any support. This happens somewhere between 9 and 15 months.

Each child follows the same developmental stages of walking

Almost all babies go through the same steps until they get to work alone, without support:

  • the state in the fundulet;
  • tarat (this stage may still be skipped);
  • walking the bus;
  • the raised one with support;
  • several steps with support;
  • the first steps alone.

Things you can do to help him go faster

The gait develops naturally, but sometimes it also needs a boost from you. It is advisable to constantly encourage the baby to walk.

When he is very small and is sitting in his ass or crawling, you can place the toys at a short distance from him to stimulate him to crawl after them and work his muscles.

Then, when he manages to raise his ass and stand on his feet, holding on to the things around him is the moment to encourage him to take steps by holding him by the shoulders and letting him practice his steps.

As he grows up and manages to get to his feet, stand some distance from him and call him to you. He'll do you a few times, but in the end you'll be able to convince him that it's time to go alone, not just with help!

The moment of the first steps gives you information about his personality

If your little one is a "precocious walker" and manages to go it alone at a very young age, it means he has a winning mentality. So say the specialists, who consider that those who are forced to go are willing to take risks (to fall, to hit) and will be ambitious people. They are the kind of people who, when they discover an opportunity, take advantage of it.

Other babies start to work quite late. Not necessarily because they are lazy or have a medical problem, but because they are cautious, psychologists say. These are the kind of people who want to do things right, even if it takes a little longer.

They don't want to risk and they don't like failures. I stay in expectation and do things when I think it's the right time. They rarely make mistakes, but they can lose a lot of chances and opportunities that go out of their way!

The hardest part of the ride is ... the stop

He managed to take the first steps alone! Now he is eager to run all the time, but from now on there are problems with the "brakes" or the stop. There will be multiple accommodations, hindrances to your feet and unsuccessful attempts to stop before reaching your destination.

The baby's steps have more strength and speed than those of adults because they don't know how to bend their knee or use their heels to walk. They lessen the impact and help to stop it. Until he learns this, he will continue to crumble over you or other things in the way.

Walking in bare feet is best

Specialists claim that babies learn to work best if they are not in the shoes. The bare foot allows direct contact with the floor and helps the sole to adjust and adjust more easily to the correct gait. When you go out with him he must be shoe-shaped!

Baby walking can be influenced by…

  • Weight and dimensions - Older babies start to walk later because they need more strength to stand up than a normal baby;
  • Recurrent ear infections - if your baby does not go for up to 16 months and has suffered or still has problems with ear infections, then this may be the cause of the delay; doctors claim that an ear infection can upset a child's balance;
  • Birth order - the baby who has a brother or older brother will go faster than if he is the first born of the family; they are more motivated to do so because they always want to imitate what other children are doing.

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