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Baby Development: Age 12 Months

Tips on how to help your child practice walking.

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-Make sure that your child is near stable furniture when he is pulling himself up. Remove all furniture they can tip over and give your child plenty of room to romp around. Help your child practice walking by holding his hands and telling him what to do. Once standing, it's difficult for your child to sit down again, so you can help him when he wants to sit down. Always give your child lots of praise when he is practicing. All children go through the same stages of development, but remember that each child will develop at his/her own speed. Normal children of the same age may be at completely different stages of development. You should consult your pediatrician if your child is older than 12 months and doesn't make sounds, cannot stand up without help.