Is it bad to help your baby walk?
Why it helps: Even if your baby isn’t walking, encouraging mobility means that they’ll be into anything and everything in their path. Babyproofing will protect them from injury and probably give you both some added confidence along the way.
What are the stages of baby walking?
When your baby does start walking, it happens in stages, which include these big milestones:
- 6 months. Babies start to sit up on their own.
- 6-9 months. Babies start crawling.
- 9 months. Babies begin to pull themselves up on furniture like the couch or coffee table, so they can stand.
What counts as baby’s first steps?
Crawling (around 6 to 9 months old). Pulling up to stand (around 9 months old). Holding onto furniture to take a few steps (around 9 to 12 months). Walking independently (one or two steps before falling between 11 and 13 months, or possibly later).
What age do babies talk at?
After 9 months, babies can understand a few basic words like “no” and “bye-bye.” They also may begin to use a wider range of consonant sounds and tones of voice. Baby talk at 12-18 months. Most babies say a few simple words like “mama” and “dadda” by the end of 12 months — and now know what they’re saying.