11 months now and 8 months adjusted. She prefers to stand but has no balance when standing
If you hold both her hands will she take steps? Our first didn’t spend much time crawling, just constantly demanded help to walk :)
SUCH a cutie btw!
Have you tried when she’s in her best mood (well fed, rested, etc). Even for short amounts of time with her favorite toys. Assuming so, I’d say just keep trying - I bet she’ll do it when she’s ready.
When I hold her hands she has no control. She steps on her feet every time she tries to walk but most of the time she just likes to stand and not try to take any steps. She does very well on the walker and doesn't seem to have trouble.
She can be in the happiest mood and still cry when I put her on the floor. Sometimes she does like the floor but will only stay there for 5 mins tops
Have you tried getting on all fours on the floor with her and showing her how? Sometimes we just need to model behaviors and actions that are new to our children because they’ve never seen them before. I think it’s especially true for first borns. It worked for my son. Crawling is good for their hand and eye coordination. I think it’s a critical step in getting them to walk too. Good luck!
Maybe start on your bed with you there? Or a really softly carpeted area? This way she can get used to it on a softer surface and see how much fun it is
When my son was going through physical therapy they had me fold a blanket to where it was about a foot wide and put him on it on his belly. You can lift her with the blanket and shimmy it back and forth to get her moving
Door jumper :)
She is beautiful 😍
My son didn’t like the floor at all (reflux baby) until 9mo and something about his strength and interest catapulted him to walking and now he is an early walker and crawls depending on the surface. We have hardwoods in most the house. I hear it is common to skip crawling and I thought that would be us too. If you want to encourage walking because maybe crawling isn’t for them - don’t use a walker or any other sitting contraptions. Provide safe space to cruise and gentle support and encouragement. No shoes helps develop balance too. We got a radio flyer walker wagon which is the only type of walker recommended and that really helped. Good luck! They will get it in time :)
Maybe try to get her to crawl on the bed instead? That way she isn’t on the floor but still doing “tummy time” kind of stuff
Tummy time boppy!!
I have the same problem with my 9 month old. He hates tummy time and doesn’t want to crawl so I’m not forcing it. Instead I got him a standing activity table and we’re working on standing. He love to pull himself up.
Used to have that same problem with my daughter. She wouldn’t last 2 minutes before have a breakdown. We started doing lots of stuff on the floor with her that didn’t necessarily had to do with crawling or tummy time. For example I started to sit on the floor with her to read, gave her snacks, for singing (pat-a-cake etc); I would lay down next to her just like to reassure her that she was “safe” and not alone. It worked wonderfully; when we least expected it she was on all 4 and trying it out. Now she’s 15 Months and all over the place. Hope it helps !!!
By the way she’s precious; loving that smile!
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