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3 signs my baby is getting ready to walk

On a cruise!

Walking along furniture allows your baby to develop skills that are crucial to walking.

Once your baby is standing, he or she will likely start cruising, or taking small steps while balancing by holding onto furniture (or something else). These initial, supported steps will help your baby develop the balance, coordination, and strength necessary for independent walking. This process will also help your baby develop confidence in his or her abilities.

References

  1. National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. From Baby to Big Kid: Month 12.
  2. University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development. How Your Child Learns to Walk.
  3. American Academy of Pediatrics: Baby Walkers: A Dangerous Choice.
  4. National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families: From Baby to Big Kid: Month 12.
  5. University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development: First Steps.

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