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2020-09-10 18:13:42 +0300 It’s the super excited milestone during your motherhood journey! Yes, it’s teaching your baby the walking, Great Tips to Encourage your Baby to Learn Walking!

Great Tips to Encourage your Baby to Learn Walking!

Great Tips to Encourage your Baby to Learn Walking! 470 900
It’s the super excited milestone during your motherhood journey! Yes, it’s teaching your baby the walking,

 With simple advices, Teach your Baby the hacks of taking her/his first steps:

Leave a tempting trail. The same tricks that can entice a baby to crawl or pull up can also help motivate a beginning cruiser. Place tantalizing toys nearby but out of immediate reach when she pulls up to stand — say, a few couch cushions to the left — and your baby may try out new ways of getting at her prize.

Activate her cruise control. If your toddler can stand but seems afraid or unsure of what to do next, she needs plenty of practice figuring out how to balance her weight over her feet while she's on the move. Help her by lining up stable furniture to steady herself as she goes (if you haven't already done so, make sure your coffee table, TV stand and any other items your baby might use to maneuver herself are childproofed, with no sharp corners or risks of tipping). You can also encourage independent stepping by walking with her while holding her hands for balance — which means plenty of slow, bent-over walking around the room for you.

Get her a push toy. A small shopping cart, say, or a pint-sized lawn mower gives your child control as she grips and pushes it in front of her. Plus, it’ll give her the support she needs as she works those legs, refines her balance and boosts her confidence.

Keep her tootsies bare. No need to invest in a shoe wardrobe for your little stepper: The best shoes for beginning walkers are no shoes at all. Indoors and on safe surfaces outdoors, let your baby walk barefoot (or, if you'd like, in non-slip socks) as much as possible to help build muscle tone in her feet and ankles, to help her arches develop, and to learn balance and coordination. For outdoor excursions, keep the shoes lightweight and flexible.

What not to worry about: Every baby develops differently and at her own pace, so if your baby is not cruising by month 10 or walking by her first birthday, it's not a cause for concern. There's not much that parents can do to speed up a baby's development timeline besides providing lots of safe, fun, supportive opportunities to practice during playtime.

Trips and falls. When your little one first starts walking, she may remind you of a boxer who’s fighting her way through a rough match: She bobs, weaves and sometimes takes a dive. Sure, your little one may cry if she falls, but chances are she's more frustrated than injured. Remember, she's got built-in bumpers (that chubby tush and cushy diaper) and a still-flexible skull designed to take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. She’ll likely forget her trips and tumbles long before you do.

Flat feet. Take a good gander at those chubby legs and little flat feet, and you might be amazed that she can get around at all. But even though her feet look flat, that’s just baby fat plumping them up. By age 2 or 3, the extra “fluff” should melt away and you’ll be able to see her natural arches. Her feet may also curve inward, almost like half moons.

Pigeon-toed feet. Also common is “toeing-in,” or being slightly pigeon-toed, which comes from “internal tibial torsion” — meaning that the shinbones are turned inward. Luckily, it will usually correct itself within six months of her first step and without any outside help.

Bowed legs. After spending nine months curled up inside you, she may have slightly bowed legs, too. Bowed legs typically go away by about 18 months (but may also linger until she’s 3 years old). Even before she’s walking, you can help those gams straighten out by holding her while she stands.

Tiptoe walking. Some toddlers have an insatiable desire to totter around on their tiptoes — which, strangely enough, helps them develop their sense of balance. While in rare cases tiptoeing may indicate too-tight muscles in the heels or feet, it’s almost always a quirk that goes away on its own.

Source: whattoexpect



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