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How long does the falling last?

Ok so my 9 month old (as of yesterday) has for the past week been figuring out how to pull herself to standing position, she is able to get to her knees but when she tries to get one leg under her to pull herself to stand she loses her balance and falls hard to the ground. How long does it take until they can get that balance? Its breaking my heart seeing her fall and then get sad and frustrated.

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Asked by Charisma88 at 8:37 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it depends on her .. on how long she starts to catch on to everything.

    Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 8:38 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • She'll be cruising before you know it. This phase is so quick, and its a huge developmental milestone!

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:38 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Nine mths is still early, give her time she is also learning patience.

    Answer by QandA at 8:39 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • i just hate it because i dont want to stand behind her constantly or she will start thinking ill always be there to catch her but i hate seeing her cry. im a sucker.

    Comment by Charisma88 (original poster) at 8:41 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • It's part of the learning process. This is just the first in a long line of falls. There will be more when she starts walking, and then running, and then hopping and its just one thing after the other.

    Children are pretty resiliant. Also realize, that the calmer you are and the more non-chalant you are the more they recover from a spill that hasn't hurt them. Just say "oops!" "uh oh you fell down!". If you freak out they will cry even if they aren't hurt. They do get frustrated, but that can't be helped. They are motivated to keep going anyway :) ENJOY it, because sometimes you'll be flabergasted at the spills they get out of!

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:08 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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