Recently, she has made the big leap to a full TEN STEPS on her own!! Unfortunately, I was not around to see it. Darn work!! But my boyfriend did so it was okay :) He finally gets to witness things first hand before me since hes off work for the winter. It was quite a moment when he told me. Slightly brought tears to my eyes! She loves being mobile and more so by herself. She's very independent and I like it this way.
She will do it more and more by herself - without the walking toy. We are patient about this but definitely jumping for joy inside. There are babies who don't end up walking until a year and a half old. Nothing wrong with that! Those are probably the ones who patiently watch and learn instead of testing the waters until they perfect it. It doesn't matter when your little one starts walking - every baby is different remember! As long as there is progress, I guess. The late bloomers doesn't mean your child is developmentally slow....they just need time to understand the concept of walking. This is how they learn. Some babies are watchers and some are doers.
We started encouraging Adriana to stand quite early - only 2mths old. She wanted to stand all the time! Which made tummy time a bit more difficult. She warmed up to that eventually but did not like being on her back when she realized she could sit up by herself. I think we will have to harness her when she starts fully walking - she's just going to get up and RUN. Thank goodness for our massive backyard, which is fenced in! Between her and the dog....they will tire themselves out! lol
Has your baby started to move on their own?
When did they take their first step?
If they haven't moved, are there any signs they're going to start soon?
Do they observe others intently and then act?