I remember how eagerly I waited for the first steps of my son. This event complemented the series of the most important. Such as the first smile, the first tooth, the first word is mom. In the meantime, he was just trying to start walking, I helped him as best I could. And everything turned out. He confidently spread his legs. And I gathered the experience gained during this time and is ready to share it with you.
It should not be forgotten that all children are purely individual. Someone starts to walk earlier, someone later. And this does not mean that a child who takes the first steps later is worse in some ways. Do not rush the baby.
If the child already knows how to crawl, it is not necessary to limit him in this. Let him creep on his health. After all, everyone knows that crawling helps to strengthen the spine and muscles of the baby. And the stronger they are, the more confident the child will go. It is necessary to perceive crawling as preparation for the first steps.
When a child learns to stand confidently and walk, holding onto surrounding objects, it is useful to constantly train his skills. You can make a kind of route for the baby. I moved the pieces of furniture in the shape of a circle, and my son gladly moved from the sofa to the chair, from the chair to the bedside table, etc.
Over time, the child mastered the technique of walking between objects. Then I was preparing him a new obstacle: increased the distance between objects. And this route again became interesting and at the same time more difficult.
Sometimes a kid may get tired of walking in a circle. In such situations, the game can be slightly changed. For example, invite him to walk from mom to dad. Or spread out on the couch toys at some distance from each other. Let him walk, alternately collecting them. Finally, you can simply drive the child by the hand.
A special role is played by moral support. Without it, nowhere. Baby need praise, cheer. Believe me, it is very important that you believe in him. It should be calm and confident, the state of the mother is always transmitted to the child.
While the baby learns to walk, it is constantly lurking various hazards. He can stumble, hit the corners, not keep balance. And here he again needs the help of his parents. Take care that the space where the baby is located is safe. Put the blockers on the corners of the furniture, remove all the excess from the floor.
It is important to protect the child from falls. Very often they cause fear in a baby. It may take extra time to conquer it and try to walk again.
It is advisable to pay special attention to the choice of clothes and shoes for the baby. Clothing should not hold down movements. Let it be free and easy enough. On the feet it is better to wear sandals or socks with a rubberized sole that does not slip. This will give the child extra confidence.
Walking on the street
When walking on the street, choose a place where other children walk. The child will try to imitate them. At first, let the kid walk, leaning on something. Give him a wheelchair or gurney to hold on to.
The baby will start walking when the time comes. But parents can and should help him in this. Help your kids and enjoy their new achievements!