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How can I help motivate my son to start walking he is 1 yrs old?

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FallenAngel1

Asked by FallenAngel1 at 4:05 AM on Oct. 18, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Generally speaking, they walk when they're ready ...
    goldpandora

    Answer by goldpandora at 4:33 AM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • WHY...

    *kidding...kind of. My first started walking at 7.5 months- no joke. We were SO SO excited and happy.Then we realized how much trouble they can get into once they walk.
    When my son came along, we were like "no hurry son, it's okay to just lay around a little more before you walk" HAha. He walked around 14 months (I think it was)
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:10 AM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Put something across the room that he REALLY wants,and encourage him to walk to it
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:12 AM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Place a toy on the couch and then move it just out of his reach.
    Have one person help him stand and then hold out your arms about two steps away from you.
    Be careful what you wish for.
    I have found it is best to let the child motivate themselves. This usually occurs when they are physically ready and they get frustrated.
    A little frustration is a good thing.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:09 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Push toy. like a little shopping cart. Something he can stand behind and hold onto.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:13 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Thank you for all your advice! It's weird he wanted to walk only a few months ago and now it seems like he's just lost all motivation to even try
    FallenAngel1

    Comment by FallenAngel1 (original poster) at 7:57 PM on Oct. 19, 2013

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