Infants require specific stimulation at every stage of their development. Infant development will be seen significantly in the first year and both. Who was just lying in bed, as time went by, Little began to sit, stand, and walk with his own legs. Before that time is reached, Little One will go through a series of stages that need your attention and support.
Always Monitor your Infant Development
In the first two years of life, Little is indeed developing the coordination and strength of muscles in his body. He will start learning to sit, roll over, crawl, stand, and finally walk.
The process of growing children until finally able to walk it can be different. However, there is a basic benchmark that can be a guide for parents to monitor the ability of their children to be able to walk.
Here is the ability of the baby according to his age, as well as the steps that you can do to stimulate his ability to walk.
Stimulation on Sitting
Babies have started to sit alone without help at 4-7 months of age. His ability can strengthen his muscles that can support him when he learns to stand up.
Stimulation that can be given is to invite him to play, like rolling the ball towards him or doing a stacking game-composing. At about six months of age, you can also hold it and let it jump on your thighs. Jumping is the baby’s favorite activity over the next few months.
Stimulation while crawling
In the age range of 7-10 months, the baby will begin to crawl. The development of this baby is very important because it can train it to move the arms and legs at the same time. There are also some babies who crawl on their stomachs.
Stimulation that can be given is to get them to crawl from one area to another. You can also cheer him up by putting a toy in an area some distance away from him so he can crawl to get there. Give compliments when he manages to reach his toys to boost his confidence.
Stimulation while Raising himself with help
Around the age of 8-9 months, the baby will grow stronger. At this stage, he can lift himself with the help of furniture or the people around him. This method can make him feel the sensation of standing position.
Stimulation that can be given is to help pull the body if the Little has prepared a position to stand. When standing, Little Person may find it difficult to sit or back in a safe position. Do not directly help her to a sitting position, teach her how to bend the knee to get back into a sitting position. You must be patient because bending the knee is difficult for the baby.
Stimulation while Walking with help
The baby can walk with help or coaching when he is able to lift himself when he is 8-9 months old. The development of this baby can increase courage and confidence to walk alone.
Stimulation that can be given is to continue to train the Little. The more he gets used to walking his feet, the sooner he can walk.
Stimulation while creeping
At the age of 8-9 months, the baby can also walk by propagating on the walls or furniture around him.
Stimulation that can be given is always praise the ability of Little Who can reach that stage. Make sure that the footing area is so soft that the Little Person does not feel pain when suddenly dropped.
Stimulation when Standing without help
This stage is the most important part of walking. If Little Person can stand up without help, it means he already has a balance that can be his lunch for walking. Usually this baby’s development occurs at the age of 9-12 months.
Stimulation that can be given is training Little to stand. Invite Little Person to play by sitting together, then help him stand up. When standing up, calculate how long he can survive in such a position. Grow his confidence by continuing to praise and encourage him when he manages to stand as he can.
The first step
The awaited finally arrived. The first step of Little is the most important moment for Little. It takes courage for the Little to be able to do so. Do not forget to praise him when Little Person has shown his first step. This moment usually occurs at the age of 9-12 months.
Stimulation that can be given is the Little Si when he managed to step on his feet while praising him. To practice his courage, you can ask him to do it again by holding his hand while walking, then releasing his grip slowly until he is in a stable position.
You can also put it face to face with you. Help the Little Stand up, then stretch out your arms as if you want to hug her. When Little Child walks near your helping hand, you should step back slowly so that Little Can walk longer.
Finally Little Can walk
After a long journey, finally Little Can walk alone. Generally this occurs in infants aged 12-18 months. When the new can walk, maybe Little Little lost her courage and choose to crawl. But that’s normal. Eventually he will also be used to tread his feet.
Stimulation that can be given is to take Little to keep running. When you want to move it from high to low place, position the Little Person to stand up and do not sit down to stimulate it to walk.
Some parents may be impatient to see their child walk quickly or may be afraid to leave the child unsupervised and eventually put Little on the baby walker. Should avoid it because Baby walker can inhibit the growth of leg muscles. In addition, the baby walker can also harm the Little One because this tool can make it around to reach anything.
Also avoid wearing shoes on children who can not walk. Walking with bare feet can help him achieve balance and coordination.
You do not have to worry if Little Can not stand before the age of one year, although many children his age who have been able to do it. Keep in mind that the development of each child varies, especially if the child is born prematurely. Premature babies usually experience delays in growth.
As a parent, you can be worried when Little Person can not stand at the age of one year or even unable to walk when it was two years old. Consult a pediatrician to get a thorough baby growth evaluation.