when does a baby start to crawl and walk?

when does a baby start to crawl and walk?

As parents, every child’s growth will bring us surprises. The child will laugh, the child can rollover, the child can sit, climb, stand, talk and walk.
Looking at the growth and changes of the children every day, the mothers feel that their hard work is worth it. But sometimes, the child's growth rate is a little slower, and parents begin to worry too much about whether there is a problem with the child's development.
So when does a baby start to crawl and walk? The approximate time range is 11 to 18 months.

Specifically, each child's growth rhythm is different. Some children may have teeth late and walk late, but some children may be earlier. I have seen the first child who walks for 10 months, and I have also seen a fast one. Babies who only start walking at the age of a half are normal growth conditions. The specific walking time is related to the child's own growth and development speed.
When is the best time for a child to walk, We can only say that it is when the child is ready.

The child's body is ready to learn to walk, what will it do?

The first point is that before the child is ready to walk, exercise the child's crawling ability more. Crawling is used to exercise the balance of the cerebellum. Climbing more can make the child less wrestling when walking.

The second point is that when the child can stand independently, the child learns to stand. It starts from the supporting stand. Slowly, the child will stand alone. It may be tens of seconds at the beginning, and it will gradually grow longer and longer.

The third point is that the child can support the object to move forward, which means that the baby has started to learn to walk on his own, because from crawling to walking, the child's vision will become wider. For the child, curiosity will drive him to go further. .

The fourth point is that the child begins to walk on his own. At the beginning of learning, the child may take a step or two. At this time, when the child has come to study independently, all the mother has to do is to stand in front of the child, hold toys or eat, and encourage the child to boldly walk over. You can train properly every day.

It is common for a child to fall. When a child falls, do not help the child at the first time. Encourage the child to stand up by himself, no matter if the child is struggling to stand on his own or crawling over to support the object. Standing is a process of cultivating children to use their brains.

According to the WHO's motor development mileage, it is normal for a baby to be able to stand up between the age of 5 months and the age of 12 months. From June to 14 months of age, it’s normal to be able to walk away. It is normal to stand independently from the age of 7 months to 16 months, and to walk alone from the age of 8 months to 18 months.

As long as the children are willing, it means that they already have this ability, just let them stand and jump. As long as they don't have this willingness, the parents can take the initiative to support them to stand or walk.

In addition, for O-shaped legs or X-shaped legs, it is a normal manifestation of the growth of a child. Before the age of 2 years, the children have O-shaped legs, and then gradually become X-shaped legs. After the age of 7 years, the children’s legs will gradually change. Straightforward, without the parents' excessive concern.

But not all O or X-shaped legs are normal. If it is too severe, it will cause the child to have problems walking, and the walking is painful, and it needs a doctor to check.

What should I pay attention to when learning to walk?

1. Do not interfere with the child artificially. Any process of the child's learning to walk is a conscious and spontaneous behavior of the child. Parents should not help the child to walk when the child is not yet standing. This will make the child premature Starting to walk, the child can't learn to walk, and it may affect the development of the legs.

2. Understand the developmental steps of the child, observe and encourage the child more. As a parent, to become an observer, when the child shows signs of leaving, parents can encourage the child. For example, when the child just returns to stand, encourage the child to stand more. If the child can support the object, then encourage the child to slowly let go and move forward independently. All wishes to learn to walk are based on the premise of observing the child.

3. Let go and let the children go by themselves. The process of learning to walk is also the process of a child learning to overcome difficulties. Wrestling is more frequent and parents should encourage more. If the child stands up by himself every time, then he will feel that he has a sense of accomplishment if he stands up every time. If the parents support it, the child will think that if he falls, he needs the parents to help him.

4. When the child is walking, the posture may be wrong, parents should pay more attention to observation. Some parents help their children to walk, and the children’s toes land on the ground instead of the soles of their feet. Some children can correct themselves in continuous practice, and some children may have bent legs. If the child can walk independently and the legs are obviously bent, take the child to the hospital for examination as soon as possible, intervene as soon as possible, and treat as soon as possible.

Therefore, how to ensure that the child’s legs are straight, what the mother has to do is to follow the child’s growth order, not to interfere with the child’s growth, more than to observe the child, if there is a problem, please seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Baby learning to walk related training

Hold the baby's armpits with both hands, hold the baby, let him do kicks and bounce movements, practice the baby's leg stretching ability.

Often let your baby crawl on the floor or on a hard mat (a surface that is too soft is not conducive to baby practice), and toys can be used to induce it. Crawling can exercise the tension and strength of the baby's leg muscles, which is conducive to learning to walk.

When the baby lies on his back, his mother pulls his hands to do the following actions; sit up-stand up-sit down-lie down, repeat this several times. Attention, pull the baby's hands not too hard to prevent the baby from dislocating due to improper force.

Standing is the prerequisite for walking. Put your baby's favorite toys on a sofa or coffee table that is about the same height as your baby. Encourage him to stand up and grab the toys. You can also put the toys on the sofa or hold them in the hands of parents. Encourage your baby to climb.

Let the baby move in an environment where he can walk, such as let him move on the wall, sofa, coffee table, crib, railing, toddler stroller, and lightweight stool. Parents can also hold the baby's arm behind the baby and drive him to step forward, and slowly transition to holding the baby's arm and let him walk by himself. You can cooperate with the password to arouse the baby's interest.
Don't hold your baby or trap him in one place. Give your baby more

opportunities to move around freely and encourage him to walk around and explore. Clean up debris and accident-prone items to give your baby a safe space.

Give your baby more calcium-containing foods to ensure the normal development of the baby's bones and add points for toddlers.

When a baby is learning to walk, it is inevitable to fall. Parents should not be overly nervous. Excessive stress will aggravate the baby's fear of toddlers.

For the healthy growth of your baby, don't learn to walk too early.

Physiological characteristics of infancy: There are more colloids in the bones, less calcium, soft bones, and easy to deform, especially the development of the lower limb muscles and the small muscle groups that maintain the arch of the foot. If children learn to walk prematurely, the weight of the body will inevitably increase the burden on the spine and lower limbs. After a long time, the spine and lower limbs will be deformed, forming a hunchback, "x-shaped legs" and "0"-shaped legs, which will affect the body shape. For fitness, it is easy to form flat feet.

Generally speaking, most one-year-old babies can stand alone and can take a few steps when held by their parents. At 15 months, babies can walk alone, but due to factors such as the environment and the way of raising The movement development of babies of the same age is not exactly the same, some develop faster, some slower, as long as the difference between the front and back is not too far, it is considered normal.

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