Lots of chances to "cruise" the furniture.
A "toddler wagon" - these are toys the toddler holds onto with two hands and walks behind. A baby version of the walker you will see elderly people using. They come in all sorts of styles - shopping carts, little wagons, hippos that eat toys.
Just give him lots of chances to build muscles, build a sense of balance, and build a sense of trust in herself.
And yes, once you are fairly certain he is ready (just not willing) to walk on his own, try the crayon trick. I've heard to use hot dogs but crayons would be much less messy!
at 12:01 PM on Nov. 14, 2008