Each child has a different age in the ability to walk. Babies can start walking at the age of 9 months, some only start walking between the ages of 12-17 months. The next difference is often experienced by children, in fostering a sense of confidence when learning to walk. There are children who can quickly believe in their ability to stand up and start walking there are those who find it difficult to believe in their abilities because they are considered to be dangerous for themselves. Before you teach your child to walk, make sure that the movements he has are supported by the muscles of the body, leg muscles and arms so that they can support the body.
Here are the tricks you can choose to train your child to learn to walk with the proper actions of the parents:
1. Choose a safe and comfortable atmosphere for your child
The first time when teaching your child to walk, parents often feel fear and worry when their child falls. What you have to do is build self-confidence in your child so that it doesn’t hinder his ability to walk. You can install a rug that is neither too hard nor too soft so that it is easy to learn to walk. Then also avoid objects that will risk making your child hurt, or liquids that make him slip while learning to walk.
2. Use suitable shoes and sandals
When training your child to learn to walk, pay attention to the sandals or shoes used. Pay attention to the suitability of the footwear used so that it does not interfere with your child’s learning process. When learning to walk, choose shoes or sandals that have a flat, soft sole so that they can stimulate walking well and freely.
3. Use play to stimulate play
You can train to stimulate your child’s ability to walk by using his favorite game. Place games that can make your child more excited to learn to walk.
4. Get your child’s ideal weight
When your child weighs too much, your child’s ability to walk will be hampered. All you have to do is limit normal so that your child’s weight will support the ability to walk. Pay attention to the intake of nutritious foods for optimal growth and development.
5. Avoid using Baby walkers
Using a baby walker will increase the risk of accidents for the baby, especially when your baby falls and hinders his ability to walk. It can also inhibit stimulation of the muscles, especially in the thighs and legs, optimally. Let the child learn to stand and walk naturally. By holding on to nearby objects and providing comfort from your supervisory assistance.