Stages of Walking
From 4-15 months, your baby learns to sit and move around the house. During this exciting time, you can help your baby gain confidence by taking her first steps with simple games and words of praise.

Phase 1: Sitting
When the baby starts to sit on his own without the help of a parent, he is in the first stage of gaining his mobility. Sitting helps your little ones strengthen the muscles they’ll need when they finally learn to stop.

Age : 4-7 months
What can you do? During playtime, move them back and forth or play with small balls to help them develop their little muscles.
Stage 2: Crawling
The most important thing for the baby to do during the walking phase is to move his/her arms and legs at the same time (even if he/she is crawling or climbing on his/her stomach). He’ll need these skills when he gets to the walking stage.

Age: 7-10 months
What can you do? Go from one side of the room to the other to help him learn and improve, and praise him for his movement.

Stage 3: Correcting Your Posture

As the baby gets stronger and curious, he/she starts to pull the furniture to himself/herself with the support of his/her parents. This allows him to start working on the balance and recognize the standing position.

Age: 8 months
What can you do? Help the baby pull himself up, then show him how to bend his knees to get back on the floor. This will help make it easier for them to fall when they start taking their own steps.

Stage 4: Assisted Walking
As you begin to pull yourself back and gain balance, help him take a few steps. This will help him in the next walking phase and will help him feel confident to take the first steps.

Age: 8-9 months
What can you do? Practice, practice. When the baby is at this stage, he/she is in the most important walking period. The more he/she uses standing and standing, the more comfortable he/she will feel about taking the first few steps.

Stage 5: Cruising
Your baby will then start using walls and furniture to move around. This is called cruising. When the baby becomes more mobile, make sure your home is completely suitable for babies and fix all the furniture to the wall.

Age: 8-9 months
What can you do? Encourage the baby to be more secure when travelling and do not allow them to touch walls or furniture. Just make sure there’s a soft landing.

Stage 6: Unassisted Permanent
Balance is an important part of walking. If the baby is able to stand and balance, he/she feels that he/she can try to take a step after a short time.

Age: 9-12 months
What can you do? Turn the stabilizer into a game. Sit on the floor with your baby and help him to stand up. Then count how long it can stay before falling. Praise him after each try.

Stage 7: First Steps
The first steps are one of the most important moments of your little ones. The whole walk is about confidence, so everything from these first steps to praise and encouragement.

Age: 9-12 months
What can you do? Take your baby’s first steps by putting him on the floor and gradually guiding him, allowing him to walk on his own, gaining balance.

Stage 8: Walking
He may experience a few obstacles and stumbles before taking action. As you begin to explore walking, continue to praise your baby. Keep in mind that some babies will prefer to crawl and may regularly crawl-walk without standing up.

Age: 12-15 months
What can you do? Encourage walking as much as possible. For example, when you put the baby on the floor, position him to walk instead of sitting.

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