Why the child is afraid to walk alone; how to help your baby
All parents are happy with the success of their baby. Especially it concerns the first, such still unsure and touching steps. This greatly pleases all household members, the first steps are filmed on video, in order to capture this momentous event. However, it happens that after quite self-confident independent walks; the child again descends on all fours.
The reasons why a child is afraid to walk alone
- Most often, the refusal to walk is associated with fear of falling. Perhaps during the first attempts the child fell and hit hard. At the same time, further attempts were also accompanied by a fall and pain. The kid intuitively comes to a safe and familiar method of movement; crawling.
- The second common reason for refusing to move on your feet, which can be taken for fear, is the child’s cunning. The child with pleasure begins to walk and learn the world in this position, to study the surrounding objects. Soon it bothers him, especially if the space for learning does not change with time or limited (with the kid go for a walk only on the same route or are limited to a children’s playground). The child begins to understand that crawling is less tedious, and much faster and returns to moving on all fours.
- Parents often used popular walkers today, and the kid is afraid to walk alone.
- There are no visible reasons for refusing to go. The child is healthy, did not fall and did not hurt, but does not walk.
Finding out that if a child is afraid to walk because of fear of falling, then it is worth to support him in new attempts. Carefully follow the movement of the little man and, if necessary, unobtrusively insure him from falling.
To force a child to walk at his categorical refusal is not worth it.
It is necessary that the kid forgot his negative experience and then return to repeated attempts. In this case it is desirable to start walking under cheerful children's poems or songs while walking on the street. Let the child first hold his mother's hand, then the finger and finally the moment will come when he again will go on his own.
Lazy and cunning kids, for whom movement on all fours faster and easier, it is worth the same answer; cunning. To help come your favorite toys.
During games with the child it is necessary to remove the toy higher, in order to get it, the child had to climb the legs and approach it. The main thing is not to give up; the child on his feet and repeat the game again and again.