It was a long time ago, almost 4 years ago, but I remember very clearly that delight and joy when my son took the first step. I am grateful to God for the fact that at this moment I was near him and shared his first victory!
At the same time, many mummies are quite obsessive with the idea ahead of time and quickly teach a child to walk. To do this, they buy various walkers, they begin to teach the child to roll the stroller. But with each new fall, the child begins to be afraid to rise to his feet and let go of his hands from the support. Even when the muscles are already strong enough, the kids hold their hands for support, just to not fall again.
Each child has a certain time when they begin to walk. If your baby does not walk for a long time, then think about the reason for this. Very often it may be the fear of falling, which I mentioned above, but sometimes it may be that your child first began to develop mentally and all the forces go to it, and then he still learns to walk, like the others on two .
Some babies are comfortable walking on all fours. Thanks to the crawling, they can get to any point of interest in the room, and they do not need to get up and walk with their feet. The reasons can be quite a lot, and some of them are solved in a medical order.
It is considered normal when, at 10-11 months, the baby did make an achievement and went on his own. My son went to 10 months and it was one of the happiest days in my life.
Do I need to teach a child to walk? I think many will agree that it should, but the most important thing is not to overdo it. In no case should the child be forced to walk if he is not in the mood, does not want or is tired. The best way to teach a child to walk is to interest him. For this, a favorite toy, a dummy (in my case), and a colorful object will do. Sometimes it is enough to call the child so that he will walk towards you no longer crawling, but on two legs.
To help the child learn to keep balance, you can hold the child’s arms to walk with him, then let go of your arms for a moment and allow the child to keep his body on his feet. After that, again give hands to the baby. You need to be sure that the child’s muscles are already strong enough for such a workout and make sure that he doesn’t fall, because the child may stop playing with you in these walking exercises due to bruises and fear.
It is necessary to understand that for a child at the time of the first steps without support a new view of the world is being formed. For any child, this is a great achievement that opens up new opportunities. I will not forget the first steps of my baby, as I am proud that he went, despite the fact that a large number of other children are doing this, too. My son is my pride and even after 4 years I remember the minutes of his first achievement.