4 Easy Tricks How That Your Baby Becomes a Real Toddler and Makes First Steps
The first steps are important and exciting part of child’s life (and parents’ too) and we can’t wait to happen. Mostly, it comes about the first birthday, but if you are a little slower, no need to worry!
Here are 4 Easy Steps How to Help it Happen (faster)
Play with the kid on the floor. Put it up on the couch or another stable surface to stand and move a little bit with the favorite toy. Be close enough to reach him, but that he can’t reach you and throw up one’s hands. Call him nicely, and if he needs support, provide it for the first couple times. Mostly, kids would try to make step or two 🙂 and that is beginning.
Choose correctly shoes
Although some pediatrics advise that first steps should be done barefoot, American Orthopaedic Association suggests choosing the proper shoes. More about it, you can read here. And why is that important? Kids are born with the layer of fat on the plantar side of the foot and that is because that layer provides deeper layers from injury. Under the fat, the foot has two more layers of eight muscles each that support the longitudinal and transverse arch of the foot. They are really important and that is where the proper shoes help. The kid feels safer, more stable and the ankle is fixed and distortion prevented.
Smart solution for unsteady kids and the first steps
Do not avoid “toys” for easily first steps. My favorite is the small backpack with the “leash”. It looks like this and can help you a lot…even more, kids adore it! You can affect to child safety and stability, you can even prevent the fall down, but the kid’s arms are free to explore!
Provide enough (and more) challenges to child
Babies and kids learning while playing so use it! Put many different toys just a few steps from him, and put them on the chairs on low tables. Take the kid to the playground when the weather allows or at the game rooms for toddlers. With other walking kids he would try to ape. And those places are totally safe which is the most important thing. At the end, remember that every child is unique and follows its own tempo. Do not rush and even more, try not to worry about that. The first steps will come. Enjoy in it and in growing up with your toddler(s)
At the end, remember that every child is unique and follows its own tempo. Do not rush and even more, try not to worry about that. The first steps will come.
Enjoy in it and in growing up with your toddler(s)