5 Fascinating Baby Walking Facts

You have got a new little member in your family and you are very happy. Each of her gesture like using jogging stroller with high weight limit brings happiness.

So far, she just lies on her back, then on her tummy and tries to push herself further. All this is making you wonder when and how she’ll start walking.

Here are a few baby walking facts that may interest you and will let you understand what to expect.

1. Walking Depends on These Things

You may be surprised to know that your baby’s walking depends on things that you may not have imagined. Here are a few.

Having Older Siblings

A baby who has older sibling/s often tend to walk earlier because she tends to imitate the bigger kid and also wants to keep up.

Frequent Ear Infections

If a baby is undergoing frequent ear infections, his walking may be delayed because the infection can throw off his balance.

Size

Big-sized babies usually start walking later because they require more strength to push themselves to get upright than small-sized babies do.

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2. Alternating between Crawling and Walking

It’s quite common for little ones to alternate between crawling and walking.

If your kid notices something in the room that she thinks she should immediately attend to such as a beautiful toy from Tiny Tiny Shop Shop, she may crawl towards it, maybe because crawling is a faster way to reach there than walking according to her.

3. Learning to Stop

Once your little one learns to walk, he faces the next challenge – how to stop.

New walkers step with a force more than that of an adult because they can’t bend their knees or utilise a heel-toe motion. Some of the impact is absorbed by both of these.

Children who have just learnt walking haven’t yet figured out how to halt their forward momentum by stopping one foot and bringing the following foot to join it.

They have just one way to stop  – falling! Thus, typically the pattern is like step, step and then fall, and so on. Durable push along toys from Tiny Tiny Shop Shop are the best during this stage.

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4. Walking Becomes Easy without Shoes

You may love to make your baby look trendy with shoes of the latest fashion. But if you want your child to accomplish the developmental stage of walking, let her walk barefoot.

Bare feet make the best contact with the floor and muscles in feet contract and relax in the most appropriate way so as to be suitable for walking.

Of course, your baby will need shoes outdoors. The shoes of your baby should have such flexible soles that you should be able to fold the shoes in halves.

5. Life Changes with Walking

Walking brings a whole new life to your baby. She is able to explore all new things by approaching them in person. She gets excited with all the new possibilities.

Not only for the child, but also for parents, the world changes because now they have a new responsibility to keep the little one safe and amused.

A newly walking child is a new milestone in parenthood too.

Keep right expectations and enjoy your child’s walking.