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3 signs my baby is getting ready to walk

Pulling up to standing

Climbing up a sturdy object into a standing position is the first sign that walking will happen soon.

One of the first signs that your baby is getting ready for those first few steps is when he or she starts pulling up into a standing position. After learning to sit up, most babies will use just about anything sturdy enough to grab onto to pull themselves up. Chairs, couches, playpens, tables, your legs — everything becomes a tool for standing.

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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