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21 month old stubborn needs confidence

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Bedsheets4knickers Tue 29-Jul-14 12:39:52

In learning to walk. She has a weaker right foot. We've seen doctors physio and had serial casts. Last night she took her 1st steps did a lot of going back and forth turning round changing direction . We and hubby went to bed over the moon.
TODAY she's refusing all attempts to walk. Anyone got any tips to get her moving x

MrsWinnibago Tue 29-Jul-14 14:20:55

Well I don't think you should get stressed out over it. She can do it...has she got a push along walker?

Bedsheets4knickers Tue 29-Jul-14 15:16:38

Yep she's got 3 , she just sits down x

minipie Tue 29-Jul-14 16:38:26

Hmm I think if you push her it might backfire and become a battle of wills?

Does she like to copy older/other children... maybe arrange a playdate with a walking child (not someone too quick ideally) and she will want to copy

Lots of praise for anything that looks vaguely like movement in the right direction

Bedsheets4knickers Tue 29-Jul-14 19:57:20

She seems to walk between her dad and me at home no problem (at home) if we try it in any other location she just point blank refuses. She has a friend who is fully walking , it seems to intimidate her all the more. She's followed her brother around this evening fine. Maybe it's just time she needs . She knee walks so much it's like a nasty habbit. Wish I could find some sort of knee band to get her to use her feet more .

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