In the extensive list of achievements and important milestones in a child’s life are the baby’s first steps. After months of preparation and training, he felt ready and stopped holding on to the furniture, learning to walk and when he least imagined running around the house. Since birth, the baby is in constant development of motor coordination . Each month a new discovery, a new step and a new learning. Every detail is extremely important for the maturation of the child who will need daily improvement. At first they drag themselves in a funny way and as they strengthen the leg muscles, they start to crawl .
While crawling, they manage to reach previously unexplored locations and will find it easier to hold onto sofas, beds and get up. They will walk everywhere holding each other and thus establishing more balance each day . Usually this moment is expected with great anxiety by parents and grandparents, but often the stimulus that the family gives ends up being exaggerated and can end up generating insecurity and even developing serious problems in the child’s bone structure, in addition to the legs being able to damage the spine vertebral. The first steps will be taken at the right time and will only occur when the baby feels safe and confident. Some healthy stimuli are welcome, so that the baby feels more and more firmness in his legs which will help to improve balance when he feels ready.
How to Encourage and Help Baby Walk
The use of the walker that used to be used with babies from 8 months of age, providing more freedom, now has its sale and use prohibited. Studies will show that the walker causes damage to the upper leg muscles and affects the ability to balance, in addition to teaching the baby to walk incorrectly on the balls of the feet. Healthy stimuli can happen even during play. Babies tend to imitate their parents’ actions, and during fun, squatting and standing up is a way to teach them and strengthen the muscles in their legs. Another very usual way that they love is to push toys, be it a toy market cart or even a chair. However, this type of stimulus must be supervised by an adult, since the risk of falling and hurting is greater.
Usually moms love to buy shoes of different models, colors and different soles, but what they don’t know is that babies at this stage also need to be barefootto improve your perception of where you step and feel the floor, which is impossible with a shoe. With bare feet, the baby can be more secure and feel where he is stepping. Another very important point is not to keep the baby from falling when he is out of balance. Falls help with development and it is through them that they will learn to get up and balance again. And the best stimulus of all, call the baby and make him come to you. Toys in the hand can draw attention to what they come for, at the beginning they can start crawling, but over time they will create security and will be released in the appropriate time.
See also: Babies and Children Speech Development
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.