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

First shoes

You should buy well-fitted shoes as soon as your baby takes its first steps. To make a good choice, visit several shops and pick a few interesting models, and then take your baby with you - don’t buy the shoes without trying them on.

> read more

How to teach brushing teeth?

It’s good to accustom your baby to brush its teeth regularly and correctly from early babyhood, so that it becomes a good habit.

> read more

Your baby’s speech development

Your baby’s development consists of a lot of elements. One of them is acquiring communication skills - that is, talking.

> read more