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How do i stop ds banging his head! and shoes

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Charlee Fri 05-Aug-05 08:28:16

DS is at the stage where he wants to walk, so hes cruisisng round the furniture and he keeps letting go and cracking his poor head on our hard floors! dont get me wrong i do try and stop him i put pillows and duvets on the floor but he always manages to miss! unless im there with him 24/7 i cant o alot about him, he had never badly hurt himself, no bumps or cuts but he screams! he just doesnt seem to have any balence! he can walk fine if he can hold onto my hands or fingers or is hes holding on to the edge of a baby walker. hes 11 months will he gain his balence in time and can i encourage it at all.

Also he often automatically goes on tiptoes when hes waling holding on, i thought if i put some shoes on him it may help him?

Hattie05 Fri 05-Aug-05 08:31:24

I think when children start walking early, the balance doesn't keep up!

It is quite common to have this initial lack of balance, my dd walked at 1 year and she was the same.

Don't think there is anymore that you can do. The falling over is kind of what teaches them to learn not to!

kid Fri 05-Aug-05 08:33:30

babies will walk on tiptoes to begin with. There isn't really anything you can do to stop him from falling over. He needs to improve his balance by practicing.

My DS was always falling but always managed to land well without hurting himself, he is now a very tough 3 year old with great balance and confidence!

KiwiKate Fri 05-Aug-05 08:36:57

Yip, normal stage of development. They all fall over a lot at first. Do you think the pillows/duvets might be causing an obstruction? It is a phase they soon grow out of. The only way they learn not to fall over, is by falling over! The screaming may not be pain, and may be more frustration than anything. That is actually a good sign, because it is by being frustrated at not being able to do it, that they get the idea of how to walk.

Good luck.

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