Babies are adorable. Even more adorable is when you see them grow and start walking. According to a pediatrician William Sears, most babies start walking when they are around 9 to sixteen months. By the time they turn one-year-old 50% of babies will be walking.
However, others might take a longer time but this should not be a cause for alarm. If your baby is healthy he will come around and start walking eventually. Just give it time.
There are several steps you can take as a parent to help your child to walk. You can put them on the floor for them to figure it out. Another option that I would recommend would be using the best baby activity jumper for your baby. As much as it has become controversial, it does have its advantages.
Benefits of a Baby Jumper
The jolly jumper has been in existence for a long time. It has been used by mothers all around who wish to help their babies with movements. It, therefore, became popular.
It was voted as the best baby joy in the Best of Awards in Australia in 2013. Surely, there must be some benefits that these Australian moms saw in the jumper that made them vote for it.
Some of the benefits include;
The most important benefit of the jumper is that it can help your child to develop leg movement. When your child starts showing signs of walking and moving around, I would recommend the jumper.
Your child will try to mimic your movements given his legs will be suspended in the air. This might eventually aid your child’s ability to start walking with balance.
In addition, it has been said that many children enjoy being on a jumper. They slight jumping they can do really drives adrenaline in the body. This makes the baby to happy because of the movements that they are making.
According to Harry Brome, a physician, jumpers are okay for babies as long as they are used in moderation. He recommends the jumper is used when the child can be able to jump and is of the right age. I would recommend that the baby has an adult looking after him while he is on the jumper. This a safety measure.
The Inversion Exercises
This exercise is not only bonding with your child but also as a way to help your child to walk. The exercises can be done by putting your child on his tummy and lifting up his legs.
The muscle movement from the table inversion exercises is essential for your child. They help with muscle formation and strength so that your child’s legs can be strong.
Through the exercises, the child will also become more aware of their legs and will move them around more often and finally learn how to walk.
There is no universal age or time when a baby starts walking. It all varies from one child to another. Therefore, as a parent do not be worried when your neighbor’s child starts walking before yours does. I would, however, recommend that you try the jumper and inversion table exercises to help your child to start walking.