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Baby's first steps: How to encourage him to walk?

First by giving him the opportunity to do so, by not leaving him permanently in his park or high chair. It is true that home can be dangerous for a baby, but this period of discovery is necessary.

For him to learn the balance, it will gradually be necessary to let go and not to meet all his movements - while monitoring of course. To help him at the right moment, to encourage him, to accompany him without forcing him, is the great principle of education. Once equilibrium is achieved, we can guide our first steps by holding it in front of him, or by walking between two adults. We must also reckon with the changing nature of the child, shared between the desire to leave to discover a new universe and the fear of moving away from his own. Often, it is the emotional that will make him take his first steps: without realizing it, he will walk to reach the person in front of him. This moment will be all the more precious.

Walking toys

Some toys are there to accompany the child in learning to walk. The "carrier", a four-wheeled vehicle on which the child sits, allows him to build his legs and gain confidence; they are generally very successful. By cons the opinion is shared on the trotter, a toy that allows the child to walk around without making the effort to stand up. Better not to use it before 8 months, and not more than one hour per day.

What shoes for the first steps?

Barefoot, he will fully apprehend the sensations of his arch and feel better how to find balance and support on the ground.

The shoes will be reserved outside and must be chosen carefully. There are two types of shoes. The pre-walk shoe for the child who learns to walk, and the walking shoe, for those who master it. The first must be high to hold the ankle, but flexible enough. The seconds will have a stiffer rear buttress to prevent the ankle from turning.

Read also :
> Awakening and development of baby
> The baby growth chart
> Baby teeth

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