Help Baby Learn to Walk

Walking Basics :

From 4 -15 months your baby goes from learning how to sit up to walking around the house on his own. During this exciting time you can help Baby gain his confidence to take those first steps through simple games and words of praise.

Sitting :

When Baby starts sitting on her own, without the help of a Boppy, she is at the first phase of gaining her mobility. Sitting will help will help your little one strengthen the muscles she will need when she eventually learns to stand.Age: 4-7 months

Crawling :

The most important thing for Baby to do at the crawling stage is to practice moving his arm and legs at the same time (even if he does a belly crawl or a scoot). He will need these skills when it comes time to walk. 7-10 months

Pulling Up :

As Baby becomes stronger and more curious, she will start pulling herself up with the support of furniture, or mom and dad. This is when you can start working on balance and getting her familiar with the standing position.Age: 8 months

Walking with Help :

As he starts to pull himself up and gain balance holding your hands, help him take a few steps. This will help him with the next phase of walking and help him gain confidence to take those first steps.Age: 8-9 months

Cruising :

Baby will then start using walls and furniture to get around. This is referred to as cruising. As Baby becomes more mobile make sure your home is completely baby proof and all furniture is secured to the wall.Age: 8-9 months

Standing Without Help :

Balance is a key part of walking. If Baby can stand and balance for a few seconds she will soon feel like she can try to take a step.Age: 9-12 monthss

What you can do: Turn balancing into a game. Sit with Baby on the floor and help her stand up. Then count how long she can stay up before she tumbles. Give her praise after each attempt.