I am pretty sure there has already been a topic about this somewhere but I just can't seem to find it. So sorry if its repetitive.
So yesterday I was a MiL & it was rather late (OH forgot to give me the keys before he went to work so me and LO was locked out), LO was standing up by himself (starting to stand for prolonged periods of time) so I sat in front of him and said "come on, walkie walkie" with my arms out. I didn't expect him to so anything, but he took two steps! After he took the first one, I was clapping, praising him etc. so he was clapping and took another step and fell. He done this twice, then was getting himself that excited he couldn't even stand up!
He's not tried to do it this morning, he's not even tried to stand up with morning. So my question is how long after their first few steps did your LO start walking properly?
Paige never really took a few steps so to speak... but the first time she did it was very wobbly obviously. We encouraged her to do it a few more times until she got pissed off! This was at night time so that was it for the day.
The next day we kept encouraging her and she was up for it and walked across the room lots. It was maybe 2 weeks before she was actually steady on her feet, but about a month until I felt I didnt need to follow her about everywhere!
Earl did this at 10.5 months and by the time he was 1 he was walking quite steadily but not for great distances. By the time he was 14 months he was very good on his feet. It's just a matter of encouragement and them learning what they can do at their own pace. Earl was a nutter and just threw himself around until he got it right (still does this lol) so it didn't take him long to suss it, especially when he learnt that running was the best way to get from a to b EVER!!!!!!
I think from alfie's first couple of steps it took him about 2-3 weeks before he got confident enough to take a few more and there was no stopping him. Just keep encouraging him like you already are hun and im sure hell be walking in no time..and then the fun begins
Callum took a couple of steps one day then the next day mostly crawled but did do a couple more the next day, he just did it more and more as time went on, he would still prefer to crawl though as it was faster for him! Then about a month later he was properly walking and doing less crawling xx
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