Friday, May 22, 2009

When do babies walk ?

Watching your baby grow healthy and appropriately is very interesting for all parents no matter how many times they experienced it. When do babies walk ? At what age should you expect your baby to walk?

The growth rate of babies is very rapid in early life, and as their systems become more mature, their physical abilities together with learning and social skills develope in a fast pattern.

Also, keep in mind that there are personal variations between kids according to genetic, environmental, emotional and nutritional factors.

The very early movement of your baby will be raising his head off the bed if you lay him on his belly, this happens at 1 month, and at the age of three months he will be able to support his neck while being held from the arms.

Later on, you will notice that you can help him/her sit with your support and he will be pushing his feet towards the ground if you hold him erect (but he still can't stand, of course), then he may also be able to roll in bed from side to side.

So, at what age do babies walk?

He usually will start crawling at the age of 9 months, one month later he may be able to stand but with support. He begins exploring everything during his crawling and can hold objects and puts them in his mouth.

At the age of 1 year he can stand by himself without support and throw objects. Also, there are 6-9 teeth now by the end of the first year.

Between the age of 18 to 20months (a year and a half) he can finally WALK without support. :)

Later on he may be able to climb the stairs but still in a childish manner. Most kids can run at the age of two years.

Babies may also be able to hold a pencil and just do scriblles on the wall at 14 months. But drawing meaningful things such as a circle begins at the age of three years. Doctors say that a baby may be able to draw a rectangle at the age of 4 and a half years, and finally a triangle at 5 years!

Image credits:
Photo by nyki_m


Betts Nirvana said...

babies now are smarter compared the old days. thanks for this article.