afraid to let my lil one walk

Sonya - posted on 10/24/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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i know its probably normal when your lil one starts ta stand on there own and walk round the furniture to jump to be behind them incase they fall but with me my lil one mite go to walk away from what she's holding on to so instead of lettin her try it i end up holding her in the fear of her falling but i think i mite be holding her back then is there any way round this fear or anythin :( any advise would be great thanks :D x

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Kathleen - posted on 10/26/2011

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it's normal, but let her fall. Just as others said cover corners and edges. Pick her up as needed, she will will fall and wobble she'll get it though. As terrifying as it is for us as parents to let our children grow up they do find a way and they do learn.

Joy - posted on 10/26/2011

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Let her fall, but help her get back on her feet to try again (and give any hugs or kisses as needed.) Protect what you can such as sharp edges, baby gate for kitchen or stairs, but a part of learning comes from experience. Humans learn more from their mistakes than doing it correctly.

Lisa - posted on 10/25/2011

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Let her fall!!! Babies don't break. Watch and cover corners and edges, but let her go.

Vicki - posted on 10/24/2011

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Time. That's about it! I remember following my boy around the room. He would cruise, they suddenly fall backwards. He didn't plop on his bottom either, he stayed stiff as a board and thumped his head. It really was a very short time though. She'll get better balance quickly!

To be honest unless you're completely preventing her from trying I don't think you can do much harm. The instinct to learn to walk is so strong. Before long she'll have her balance and be running off before you can catch her (and finding more ways to worry you).

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Sonya - posted on 10/25/2011

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aw yea deffo cant be quick enough evrytime :/ but sappose its what has to be done to learn from. .. yea i find she flyin into everything with the pushwalker :/ x

Vicki - posted on 10/25/2011

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He was fine after hitting his head. Cried, had boob, forgot about it and got on with trying again. I did dive and catch his head as much as possible to avoid tears but you can't get there every time! I found pushing chairs around better than push walker thingies, they don't go so fast! Also block carts weighted down with some heavy books are good. He did eventually start landing on his bottom which is easier.

Sonya - posted on 10/25/2011

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thanks jennifer :D i tried her with her push walker last nite and she flyin with it altho my stomach was in knots watching her :) ha but sappose i just had to let her at it she was even trying to walk on er own :D x thanks girls x

Medic - posted on 10/24/2011

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Just let her try. Babies hit their heads and get bumps and bruises. You cannot protect them from every fall and scrape.

Sonya - posted on 10/24/2011

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thanks vicki :D yea my lil one doesnt fall on her bum either its either straight back or head first so i do be terrified :/ when he did fall and bang his head was he ok after it? am that bad i was even goin to try get a baby helmet for her haha :P x

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