The development of gait in the child is a complex process, which involves far more abilities than the simple motor movements of the feet. The coarse and fine motor skills that the child acquires from birth give the basis for the ability to walk, an ability that he will master very well only at the age of 2-3 anisors.
Fine learning is also involved in fine motor skills, cognitive processes, coordination and balance. All this is learned during the first years of life.
Development of baby walking between 0 and 5 months
From the age of the newborn, the child manifests the so-called walking reflex. This means that when you hold him upright, as if you want him to stand, you can notice random foot movements, similar to those of steps.
Starting with the age of 2 months, you can have him reach the floor with his feet, but supported and held well by the axles and trunk. The reflex of walking will be manifested by moving the legs in front and back, but at the age of 6 months, it is replaced with skills involved in learning to walk.
Around the age of 4 months, the child shows more and more strength. He pushes himself with the handcuffs in the mattress, to try to get up in the ass or raise his head from the ground. Even if it does not seem, these skills contribute to the development of later walking, as they strengthen the muscles and provide strength and power to the child's body.
Development of baby walking between 6 and 11 months
Between 6 and 8 months, the baby learns to stay in the ass. It is a skill that involves developing neck muscles, controlling the head in the air and coordinating - important skills in learning to walk. Also during this period, the child manages to roll, crawl and even walk the bus (walking in 4 paws), signs that indicate that he is approaching with quick steps to make the first steps alone.
At 9-10 months, he begins to "flirt" with the standing state, without support. He is apt and has all the skills to take the first steps with support - relying on things around you or yourself. Until the completion of the first life sentence, the child manages to stand up on his own, leaning on surrounding objects and even taking the first steps without support.
Until he takes the first steps, his efforts will lead to plenty of accomodations and ups and downs, but it is important to encourage him to continue doing it and to always praise his performances.
Development of the child's walking between 1-2 years
If the little one has failed to perform the first steps before reaching the age of 1 year, shortly after the anniversary, it may surprise you with this memorable skill in its development. According to statistics, by the age of 13 months, 3 out of 4 children already go alone, without any support.
Shortly after he manages to keep his balance and take the first steps on his own, the child will be eager to grab objects and toys on the floor. In this way, they also exercise their ability to bend or bend their knees and maintain their balance in this position.
After gaining experience in walking alone and gaining more strength in handcuffs and feet, the child is eager to push toys or objects he meets on the way - strollers, armchairs, chairs. Through this skill, the child works and strengthens his body muscles even more, important in mastering the gait and in developing the later coarse motor skills: jumping, climbing, climbing, etc.
Starting with the age of 16 months, the child's gait is greatly improved and he is even able to climb a few steps, holding the bar or supporting himself with the steps, but he cannot lower them alone.
At 18 months, the child dances on favorite songs, a sign not only that he manages to stand alone and walk, but that he can maintain his balance and coordinate the movements of the body during the dance.
By the age of 2, most children are already running, which is one of the signs that shows that they are very good at walking and moving to another level in physical development.
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