My Little One Has Moved On From Crawling To Walking
Excited to announce that my little one has graduated from crawling to walking – RUNNING all over the house now.
He turned a year old almost three weeks ago and is now unstoppable!
It was a quick transition from pulling himself up and taking steps around the house while holding onto things. Next thing we knew he had gone from crawling to walking on his own.
A fast graduation which left not only us but him in disbelief!
It is unbelievable how fast he can go for someone who could not walk without support only a week ago. He is so happy and astonished that he can actually walk on his own.
Practice, practice and more practice!
How Do You Help Transition From Crawling To Walking?
Going barefoot helped my little one improve balance and coordination.
Steadier Walking: Although your child may be pretty good at walking he/she may enjoy push-and-pull toys while doing so.
At this age little ones will walk with their legs mostly feet pointed outward which helps maintain stability.
Shoes: Hold off on introducing baby shoes until your baby is walking around outside or on rough or cold surfaces.
Dancing: This is a great time for toddlers to learn how to dance. It might sound like much, but now that they can stand on their own, they are more likely to copy your dance moves.
Climbing: Mine is an expert on climbing up on the bed and sofa.When little ones learn to walk, they discover how much fun climbing can be.
Tripping, Stumbling and Falling: This will continuously happen. Most times babies will cry out of frustration rather than pain when they stumble or fall.
Lack of coordination and the fact that they are still farsighted are factors that come into play here.
There’s no need to panic unless it is a harder or far fall. Which it won’t be because you were right there watching right?
What Not To Worry About
Every baby develops differently and at their own pace.
I wrote a post about the milestones of the first six months. I will be updating that post to add on the next six.
Do not compare your baby to others! It is hard yes, but not beneficial to you.
Parents can only do so much to speed up their baby’s development timeline.
Don’t force anything. Just help your baby along no matter what stage they are in.
Enjoy The Moments
encourage your baby to walk by kneeling in front of him. You can also stand and hold your baby’s hands as you help him walk towards you.
Take some pictures and make some memorable videos. I am loving this time with him.
What else can I say? Have fun and happy chasing!
Do you have a baby who recently started walking or is about to? Are your kids grown up and do you remember what it was like when they started walking?
Please share your tips suggestions and experiences with me.
As a first time mom, advice is always welcome!