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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Baby Crawling Before Walking

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When do babies start walking?

When do babies start walking?

Too soon: Ask any parent. Lol. The earliest I have ever had a baby walk was 7 months. Many walk at 9 months and the average is 10-12 months. Some will be a bit later..12-15 months. I do not become concerned unless a child is not walking by 17 months. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Do chubby babies sit and walk late?

Do chubby babies sit and walk late?

Not necessarily!: Chubby babies tend to, for the most part, reach their developmental milestones within a similar timeframe as their "thinner" counterparts. If excessively overweight, it may be a little more difficult for a baby to learn to sit or stand, but the delays should not be significant. If you have concerns , discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do babies need stride rites to help them walk?

Do babies need stride rites to help them walk?

Seldom if ever: Babies all over the world learn to walk on their bare feet.Most in aboriginal cultures that never use shoes have less foot problems than we do.A good set of rubberized sox provide adequate foot protection for toddlers around the house, soft, well fitting and pliable shoeware that breathe is best for show.Kids with true foot deformities may need special shoes, most don't. ...Read more

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Why is it better for babies to learn to walk without shoes?

Why is it better for babies to learn to walk without shoes?

Protect if needed: Years ago parents were pushed into buying clunky, heavy shoes for a kid to learn to walk but we no now most will do better without. They often had more falls if they learned with shoes. Today we understand the feet firm up on their own & only need coverage for the environment they are in. Bare feet or rubberized socks are great indoors & simple flexible foot coverings are ok for outside. ...Read more

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Is there anything beneficial about babies learning to walk barefoot?

Is there anything beneficial about babies learning to walk barefoot?

Avoiding falls: Years ago parents put kids in "walking shoes" which bypassed some of the natural toe-walking in toddlers & was thought to support their feet.The shoes were heavy & kids often tripped when not in the shoes. Later studies have shown that kids who learn to walk barefoot, have less foot problems in life & fall less. ...Read more

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Is it right or wrong to use walkers for infants ? Does it help infant to walk or harmful? I have eight months infant , can I use it?

Is it right or wrong to use walkers for infants ? Does it help infant to walk or harmful? I have eight months infant , can I use it?

Don't: When we artificially place an infant upright, we decrease their drive to learn to do so on their own, and may delay walking slightly. Walkers and exercise saucers can also lead to weaker back muscles. ...Read more

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Is it good for babies when they are first learning to walk to wear shoes?

Is it good for babies when they are first learning to walk to wear shoes?

Depends...: For learning to walk around the house it is best for a baby to be barefoot. The sensitivity of the bottom of the foot is important for balance. Once the baby is walking, it will be easier to transition to shoes. If the child is outside and mobile (walking or crawling) shoes are important for protection. ...Read more

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Are babies unable to walk because they lack the muscle strength or the coordination?

Are babies unable to walk because they lack the muscle strength or the coordination?

Good question!: A newborn can see, hear, taste, smell, kick! If a baby horse can walk within hours of birth, why can't we?! Turns out, this has actually been studied & one hypothesis is that it's our big brains that are the culprit. Turns out 9 months is all mom can take before the head gets too large to deliver, but at 9 months we're just not neurologically ready for the BALANCE & COORDINATION needed for walking ...Read more

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I have a 6 day old infant, when is the best time to walk them outside to get some sun? concerned that her immune system is still too low...

I have a 6 day old infant, when is the best time to walk them outside to get some sun? concerned that her immune system is still too low...

Sun times: The best times are usually early to mid-morning or later in the evening. The sun is a good source of vitamin d and the walking is good exercise. Good health. ...Read more