When the child begins to walk: the timing, possible problems and help the baby
The baby's first steps are a significant advance in his development. Many parents are happy to anticipate the time when the child starts walking. On the one hand, it will somewhat dispel their fears (after all, suspicious moms and dads often worry about the fact that the crumb did not have any deviations), and on the other - it will open a new world to the child, unattainable earlier.
Young mummies with enthusiasm tell each other about the new skills that their child learns. And when some of the kids are already demonstrating unskilled walking, others are not even trying to take upright position, preferring to crawl.
So when does the child have to start walking? Where is this norm, in which you need to meet? Doctors talk about the interval between nine and fifteen months. Regardless of when the child starts walking - six months earlier or six months later - he will equally successfully master this skill. Often the age of the first steps depends on the temperament of the baby, his physical data (eg weight), self-confidence.
It is quite enough for some children to observe the world from a carriage or from the parents' hands, they do not even seek independence, others can move very quickly and do not try to go either. Often it is the parents of active sliders who are worried about when the child starts to walk really, rather than moving on all fours. The very same baby is quite comfortable, he crawls to the desired point, rises to his feet and reaches for interesting things to him.
It was noticed that children who later mastered walking often begin to speak earlier: it is easier for them to express their needs and desires in words.
If everything is in order, but you really want to speed up the process, then there are a few tips on how to help your child start walking. First, give him a space in which he can move freely and safely. If every now and then pull up the crumbs with cries: "You can not go there!" - it does not contribute to its rapid development. Everything that should not get into the hands of a child is easier to hide in inaccessible places. Do not worry if your year-old does not go yet. But if the child has already started to take the first steps, and then suddenly stopped - it is worth thinking about. Probably, something in this process has frightened him: fall, trauma or even a sharp cry of an adult. Maybe the floors in the house are too slippery, and the small legs part. And it is still possible that the baby felt bad, was unwell, or his teeth were chopped, and he was no longer able to walk.
Secondly, give him the opportunity to experience the fall on his own. Usually the crumb falls on the ass, it's not dangerous, and if you do not accent attention, then soon it will rise again and continue trying. Where there is a possibility of more serious injuries (outdoors, outdoors), it is best to drive the child by the hands.
Third, remove the walker from use. Their benefits for children's development are generally controversial, by the time they start walking on their own walkers, it is better to forget.
If all these measures do not lead to a result, then after a year and a half it is worth to see a doctor. Perhaps, some problems with the muscle tone or spinal cord do not allow the child to take the first steps. Although this option is unlikely. Most likely, parents should just wait a bit, and the baby will go. But when the child starts walking, do not forget to capture this historic moment in the photo. Let it become an adornment of a children's album and preserve the memory of the first great achievement.