Our website uses so called “cookies” files to improve the service utility and to compile visitor statistics. By using the service You agree to
cookie policy
I understand

Guide Happy parents

infant

number of advice: 20

toddler

number of advice: 18

junior

number of advice: 15

First steps

advice in category: junior

It’s already the 13th month and your baby hasn’t taken its first steps yet? Don’t worry. This usually happens between months 14 and 18. You can boost your baby’s development by encouraging it to stand up and reach for a toy placed not too high, e.g. on a low armchair.

In the beginning, your baby will try to move from one place to another while leaning against something. Show your joy and satisfaction with your baby’s first successes - it will be an additional incentive to keep trying. With the first steps come the first falls and bruises. Although it’s difficult, try to accept them. Overreacting may make the baby afraid of new challenges. Take care of your baby but don’t do this for it. If your baby falls, try to encourage it to stand up on its own.

Products recommended for you

Read other advice

Feet - are they developing properly?

Around the first year you start watching your baby’s feet more attentively - you expect to see the first steps soon. A lot of mums wonder if their babies’ feet are developing properly and how to facilitate such development.

> read more

Bye-bye diaper

There is no one good answer to the question of the right moment to get rid of the diaper. Experts’ opinions differ, but it is believed that it should happen no sooner than the 18th month and no later than at the age of 2.

> read more

Encouraging your baby to discover the world

Your baby enters a stage when the fascination with the surrounding world increases every day. The little explorer can’t ignore anything. Be prepared. The baby will be most interested in the things the parents use frequently.

> read more