No matter if it's your first child or fourth, the moment they pass that learning-to-walk milestone is an enormous moment. Suddenly, your home has a new toddler!
It's natural to have questions about how to help your baby transition to walking — most children take their first steps by 9-12 months, and most are walking well by 15 months.
For tips, mom.me spoke to Dr. Jill Campbell, a family psychiatrist who is a consultant to the Pump Station in Los Angeles. "In order for Baby to take his first steps, he must first build up muscle strength and practice his sense of balance and coordination," Dr. Campbell says. "With time, confidence and practice, your baby will eventually walk."
Here are some fun activities that Dr. Campbell recommends to help prepare your baby for taking his first sturdy and safe steps.