The first steps of the baby
When the baby crawls and crawls all over the house
There is nothing more pleasurable and at the same time more challenging for parents than being able to see their baby begin to take their first steps. It is a truly special moment, which marks a stage.
The baby grows, already sits, gets up, turns, gets up, grabs the bars of the crib, and for a few weeks does not stop crawling and crawling in every corner of the house. His feeling of freedom is contagious. Being able to move is fun and an important step in the development of your skills and confidence.
The age of the baby’s first steps
The baby does not stop moving anymore. Now he is distracted by holding onto the furniture and everything he can, to find support and stand for longer, and to interact with people and things.
There is very little left for him to walk by himself. It is not too long for you, the parents, to stand at a distance from him, and call him to walk towards you. And the baby will come, smiling, with arms somewhat balanced, and will take one step after another, until you can hug them. You will feel the happiest and most proud parents in the world, and your baby will be fulfilling one more stage of its growth.
There is no set age for the baby to start walking. It’s the same when the baby says the first word or the first babble. Some babies start walking at nine months, and others at 12 or 13 months of age. Parents should only start worrying when the baby does not walk after 18 months. In this case, it is necessary that they go to the pediatrician so that they receive the necessary guidance, or that they discard any problem in this regard.
Some experts say that the baby’s walk is genetic. If your parents walked at an early age, the baby will too. The same will happen if there was any delay. Apart from that, walking early or not is related to the baby’s physique, with its weight, its stature, if it has any problem or disorder, if it exercises, whether or not it receives stimuli in this regard. Everything also depends on your environment.
Safe baby steps
Independence is not always something very easy to achieve. He also needs guidance and support. And a lot of control. When parents notice that the baby wants to take his first steps, without holding on to his fingers or hands, or without clinging to furniture, care and safety is very important.
At this stage, a fall can represent a return to the process. For this reason, it is extremely necessary to keep the baby always in a protected and safe environment. This means that the baby must move in a safe environment, where there are no sharp objects, no corners without protection, and free of risks such as electrical outlets exposed. Make it a quiet, clean, and with plenty of free space.
When the baby falls
Many times falls are inevitable. In the event that the baby carries a blow when trying to stand alone, be careful not to scare him more with your reaction. Fear, fright, and insecurity are also learned.
When the baby is hit, try to calm him down and comfort him with encouragement, so he will try to walk again. Congratulate him for the attempt, and positively reinforce his effort to move. Otherwise, the baby will only value the failure, be frustrated, and feel that his attempt to walk is not worth it. If you keep encouraging him, very soon you will see yourself taking a picture or filming your baby taking his first steps.