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how can i get y baby to walk?

my baby just turn 1 and i want him to walk. he stands up and sometimes when he wants to he do some steps but most of the time he just want to crawl..

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Asked by bryanmommy17 at 2:57 PM on Jun. 26, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You may want him to walk, but he may not be ready. You have to be patient. In the meantime, you can encourage him to walk by sitting a couple feet away from him when he's standing or cruising and see if he'll come to you. Use some walk behind push type toys. He'll catch on eventually.

    Answer by lovinmystar at 3:01 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • He is right on the verge, be patient. Encourage him to cruise along the couch or along the coffee table. He will get his leg strength from doing that for a week weeks and before you know it he will just go off the end of the table and keep going!

    Answer by sapient at 3:12 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • Give him plenty of chances to walk around while holding onto the furniture. Get him a "toddler wagon" or other walker-type toy... NOT the type they sit in, the type they hold onto for support while pushing it across the room. Take him for "walks" in the yard and on the sidewalk, letting him hold onto your fingers for support.

    As he develops his leg and trunk muscles, he'll gain confidence. When he's ready, when he trusts himself enough, he'll let go and walk on his own. You can't force that to happen.

    Rmember the age range for walking is 9 months to 16 months. He's still got 4 months to go before he is considered a "late walker". And once he starts walking, watch out! He'll be into everything and running away from you every chance he gets.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:40 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • My so didn't walk until he was 14 months so I wouldn't worry about it. You know I've heard it said that babies who are slower with physical things (sitting, crawling, walking) will be faster academically. It has been very true for my son, so just let him take his time, he'll walk when he's ready.

    Answer by DevinAnnesmom at 2:16 AM on Jun. 27, 2008

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