Teaching Your Child to Walk

Teaching Your Child to Walk

Teaching Your Child to Walk - How to Help your Child to Walk - How to Teach your Child to Walk | Tips on - Find TipsFrom the time that a baby is born, he/she grows and develops at a rapid pace. Within a few weeks after their birth they are smiling, making faces and moving their head. As babies progress, they are able to roll from their stomachs to their backs and back again. After several months, if you place the baby on their stomach you will see them try to drag their bodies across the floor. This leads to the first steps of mobility. From dragging their bodies, babies then move on to being able to pull themselves up on their hands and knees to crawl. After months of crawling, you child will show signs that they are ready to learn how to walk.

They will begin to try and pull themselves up to their feet with the help of a sofa or table. And one day, when you least expect it, your child will pull themselves up into a standing position, remove their hands from their supportive piece of furniture and stand on their own for a few seconds. They are now ready to become independently mobile. The next natural step is to teach your child how to walk. The ability to walk varies based on the child’s age, physical and mental capacity. It tends to happen when most children are about sixteen months old. What can a parent do to encourage a child to start walking? Read the information below.

Wean your child off of their walker. When a baby uses a walker it does not allow them to develop their upper leg muscles. As your child begins to walk, interact with them. This will help train their reflexes. It is easier for a child to walk barefoot rather than wearing shoes when indoors. This gives them a better grip on the floor. Make sure that the surface of the floor is not wet or slippery. When your child begins to take his/her first steps, hold the child’s body and not the arms. This will help them keep their balance. Entice your child to walk by calling their name or putting a desirable object in their path.

As your child becomes more mobile, make sure that your home is baby safe. Their new found mobility will allow them to get into more places.

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