In terms of the first steps, my daughter and I were very lucky, of course, so to speak. We have a big company of children of the same age and I often looked with sympathy on how mothers, bent over in three deaths, hold the little ones by the hands, thereby helping them to master walking.
Fortunately, my and my long-suffering back, so I did not walk for a day, because my daughter was absolutely afraid to leave the limits of the stroller.
When, at 7.5 months, my baby was able to stand on her own, I was already beginning to expect her first steps, although I realized that it was too early for that. After a few weeks, having become accustomed, she began to make the first attempts to move around the support. Usually this happened in a crib or by the couch.
And now, at exactly 10.5 months, I still saw first three steps daughters. By the way, no one forced her or encouraged her to walk, she just decided to walk to her grandmother as quickly as possible and let her hands off the sofa!
It was just spring in the yard and, inspired by the success of our baby, we rushed to the shoe store to get the first in our life baby shoes (up to this cost booties from overalls).
Our choice was on pretty suede sneakers with velcro (to fix the foot well) and a solid backdrop. And so, we put them on and went to the embankment to walk and run!
I open the bumper carriage, and my daughter begins to protest. And, despite our persuasions with my husband, she did not agree to step on the ground. And all our attempts to put on legs only caused a violent cry.
Next was the attempt number two: we went to the toy store and purchased there baby stroller, hoping that its presence will be an incentive for hiking. And again we were a fiasco, the daughter was still afraid to walk.
But at home she slowly but surely began to master the basics of walking without support. Moreover, it is more convenient to do this at home, because falling on the carpet is not as painful as on asphalt.
In turn, I have calmed down somewhat and accepted this state of affairs. It was convenient for me that my daughter was sleeping on the street, and not running away from me where my eyes were. However, the baby had her own plan;)
One fine and warm spring day, I waited for the fact that my child himself expressed a desire to get out of the stroller. I do not even know what could be the reason for this. Perhaps, the desire to take a closer look at the fountain, which we passed, I do not know.
From this day began our walks. At first it was enough 15-20 minutes, so that her daughter is so tired that she fell asleep on the way home. But little by little we increased the time for walking to hour and a half, and the daughter got a taste so much that she didn’t want to go home!
In no case can not force the child to walk. The fact that he does this at home does not mean that the kid is ready to walk outside. After all, at home space is closed and familiar, and on the street is completely different.
Fear of the child can also be caused by unpleasant sensations while walking: uncomfortable shoes, muscle tone. And if in the past the baby had injuries due to falls, this can also be the reason for not wanting to walk.
In any case, time will put everything in its place. And from us, parents, we need gentle words, support and constant presence nearby!
And your kids were afraid to walk?