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teaching baby to progress with walking?

i been tryin to help my daughter with her dev skills and she crusies on the sofa n in her playpen n can pull her self to standin postition. but she wont stand up by herself. im a lil concerned becuz she has be doing all these things since 5/6months and it just the same thing over and over and i thought that by now she would have progress on to something new b/c she is 9 months now almost 10. is there
something i can do to help her along or do they usually take a long period inbetween learning skills around this age?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Every baby progresses differently. She will do these things when she is ready. You cannot do much more than make it a game and wait until she is ready. Since taking a first step averages at 12mos, she is doing just fine.

    Answer by kemclaughlin at 11:33 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • She's very normal, so don't worry. Just be encouraging and make it fun for her and she'll catch on soon enough. Put tempting toys up on the couch to see if she'll go after them herself. Praise her when she does it.

    Answer by laadeedah at 11:40 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • She's sounds like she's doing fine. It takes a while for a baby to build up that confidence and let go.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:35 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • New studies show that the longer babies crawl, the less likely they will have learning dissablities.

    Answer by BabyDio at 1:36 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • Some babies (even full term ones) dont walk until they are 18 months old.. its differant for every baby. I wouldnt worry about it at all. My son (who was a micro preemie) didnt walk until he was almost 18 months.. but he cruised around on everything for a LONG time before he actaully walked. I would try just holding one of her hands and getting her to walk along side you.. see if that helps build up her confidence. She'll realize it soon enough.

    Answer by MistyAB at 3:29 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

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