Walking: From Crawling to Baby Steps

Pulling Up

Crawling gives your baby an exciting new perspective on the world, but because he sees all the adults around him walking, that's what he wants to do too. First, he will likely use his stronger arm muscles to pull himself to a standing position, taking advantage of whatever's handy -- the couch, the coffee table, or your leg -- to do so. Remember, though, that he may not have figured out how to get back down from this new position! If he cries for your help, go over to him and physically show him how to bend his knees and sit down without falling.

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