helpful tips on helping your child walk??

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Emilie - posted on 02/07/2010

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When my son was first starting to show signs of walking, (pulling up, standing alone, walking holding on to the furniture) my mom gave us a toy baby doll carriage for him. He would hold on to the handle of this and push it around. He eventually started pushing it with just one hand, then no hands. I guess it helped him keep his balance until he was ready to walk alone.

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Adrianne - posted on 02/24/2010

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My kids never got into the push toys thing. when they started pulling up and cruising and what not i would sit in the room with them, and either i would clap and hold my hands out to them and smile and say come on come on you can do it, lol, and they would try to get to me. If that didn't work then I would get one of their favorite toys or something and set it a distance from them, and would move it further and further away each time after that. all three of mine are walking. My oldest was walking at 10 months, my second was walking at 13 months, and my youngest was walking at 11 months. every baby is different and they will start when they are ready :)

Colleen - posted on 02/23/2010

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Akisha, the push carts as the girls on here have mentioned are brilliant for building up confidence and teaching your child the forward walking motion, so definitely give it a try.

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My son learned how to walk @ 14mos. What helped him was watching other kids walking it really compelled him to want to move like they do. We also had ride/walking toys but he would rather ride them then walk with them. Our friend gave us a shopping cart and that was the key to geting him going. So I would recommend him socializing w/walking children and you can get a shopping cart @ walmart for

Tara - posted on 02/08/2010

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My son is 16 months and isn't walking yet. I think he is still a little scared as he has a push toy and a ride toy that he loves and will even run with them, he just won't let go!! I am not worried about it. As yours is a year old, I wouldn't worry about it either. They will go when they are ready and as long as they are doing things eventually (like cruising) then they are getting closer! Some are just more careful then others. But push toys are great. I found it really helped with his balance :)

April - posted on 02/07/2010

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Push toys do work great. My son has a blankie that he absolutely loves so i would set it on the couch and stand with him a few feet from the couch and get him walking while holding him and just let go of him. Of course i was right there to catch him if he fell. But eventually i would stand back further and further from the couch with him and he just started walking to it. Then a bit later i just looked over and he was walking across the room with no help. :)

AKISHA - posted on 02/07/2010

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@ annmarie my son 12 mons...

@emillie thank u i have a toy like that we'll see wat happens

Annmarie - posted on 02/07/2010

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a push along toy is a great idea my 2 year old has only just started walking he is 26 months how old is yours

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