It is an amazing sight to behold, your baby starting to take his or her first steps independantly.
You see the transformation your baby has undergone, starting from a baby who has almost no control over his head, arm, leg and body movements from birth and now, around about the age of 11 months to 15 months, starting to take steps forward and walking.
What a transformation indeed.
Not all babies will crawl before learning how to walk. There are babies whol love to crawl around on their hands and knees exploring their environment, which is new to them now that they are mobile. The Vtech Move and Crawl ball is a great toy for encouraging your baby to start crawling if you find that he is not motivate to do so.
But some babies don’t even like to crawl! They aren’t the slightest bit interested in crawling around everywhere and make a seemingly smooth transition from the sitting position to walking, with hardly any crawling in between.
Some babies go through the whole range of developmental stages: from sitting, to crawling, to standing and then to walking.
Whatever your baby does is fine.
Remember, there is no right or wrong way – there is just your baby’s unique way of becoming mobile.
That said, there are different toys you can use, or objects, if you prefer to use homemade toys, to encourage your baby to crawl or stand up or walk.
Toys That Help Baby Learn To Walk
Pull along toys, push toys, wooden trolleys all help to advance gross motor skills and cognitive development as your child learns to walk.
The Fisher-Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker helps steady a baby’s first steps and also provides classic busy activities. It can be uses as a push toy for your baby who has just discovered how to take his first steps and will help to steady your child.
It can also be used as a toy for when your baby starts pulling up, prior to just learning to stand.
The Evenflo Exersaucer Triple fun is another great toy and this one can be used over a period of months as it can be used as a playmat, an exersaucer and an activity table.
In addition, this versatile toy can be used as an activity centre and will stimulate your baby and keep him interested with the different activities that flipping doors, sliding beads, turning gears, and spinning panels as well as a ball that spins in the centre of the table.
If you are looking for a toys that help baby pull themselves up then the Fisher Price Activity Walker might be the very thing you are looking for.
Once your toddler is comfortable and confident with walking, the Bounce and Spin Zebra will provides plenty of fun and exercise for your little one, keeping him amused for quite a while.