7 Ways To Get the Baby Walking Faster
After the baby is born, the mother’s next focus is developmental milestones. These milestones include; learning how to turn in bed, sitting, crawling, pulling up, standing, and eventually, walking and running. The progression during milestone development is similar for most children, but every baby goes through them at time. While babies have an internal schedule for when to walk, there are ways to help them start walking faster. Here are seven (7) ways to achieve that.
1. Early training:
To get your baby started early on the walking activity, you need to start the training early. From four to five months, hold your baby up by the arms and encourage standing and walking on their legs. This will build the muscles early and enable the brain to initiate walking early. Early training to walk gets your baby walking faster.
2. Use tools, toys, and music:
Your baby needs tools, toys, and music to initiate and stimulate them to walk early. Baby walkers, including the sit-to-stand walker, are great tools to help the baby walk faster without fear of falling. You can also use toys that encourage moving about. Music makes babies excited and want to move and dance. Play soft music to excite your baby to walk.
3. Strengthen their core and leg muscles:
The core and leg muscles are responsible for carrying the weight of the baby during walking. Strengthening them builds the muscles and stimulates the brain to initiate walking. To strengthen the core muscles; sit your baby on the exercise ball, support by the hip, and roll the ball forward, backward, left to right. Encouraging babies to squat with support builds the leg muscles.
4. Put your baby around children that are walking:
Children learn a great deal from example. If they see their friends and playmates walking, they would want to walk around with them. To keep up with other children, your baby will learn how to walk faster.
5. Actively teach independence:
A baby that is constantly held and cuddled will not see the need to learn to walk fast. Teach babies independence by letting them play on their own, with supervision. If your baby plays on their own, they would learn how to walk to pick toys beyond their reach.
6. Remove hindering furniture:
When it is yellow or green you need to be wary. It could even come with a thick consistency and have an unpleasant smell. It's not normal and could be a sign of an infection.
Use words of encouragement when your child is attempting to stand or walk. Clap excitedly when they attempt a small step and cheer them on. Squeaky shoes also excite a baby to want to walk.
These seven ways initiate, encourage, and teach your baby to get walking faster. However, you need to be patient because every baby has a developmental schedule that cannot be forced to change.