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Crawling backwards down steps

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AngelDog Fri 12-Nov-10 17:11:51

Do babies get the hang of it themselves, or do you need to teach them?

10 m.o. DS is now competent at crawling forwards and can go down a step forward, but I'm conscious it'd be safer going down bottom first.

LIZS Fri 12-Nov-10 17:25:05

You will have to supervise and turn him until he gets the hang of it.

mistlethrush Fri 12-Nov-10 17:28:42

I spent a week teaching ds carefully - not rushing and letting him do it himself - and never had any problems after that.

trixie123 Fri 12-Nov-10 18:32:49

definitely you have to help them turn round. we did with DS when getting of the sofa and he's great at it now. he can do steps but only in other peoples' houses as ours are open tread!

AngelDog Fri 12-Nov-10 19:22:38

Thanks - we'll get practising.

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