Lottie just climed her first set of stairs, on her own, and came down again, on her own
We've been working at going up for a while. It's still a massive struggle, takes ages, and it's fab
Watching her struggle and the huge effort in each step just makes me want to burst with pride. Every now and then she needs me to just hold a finger on her bum and apply a tiny bit of pressure but other than that, she's there, she's got it.
Coming down, oh what fun. She insists on coming down on her bum saying 'ahhhhh bume' Again, now and then she wants the reassurance of holding my hand as she gingerly edges forward and bumps down the next step. Then it's a moments break, to feel pleased with herself and have a 'chat', and then it's the next step. The last 3 stairs she goes for it, no time to chat
Edisvold, I started with every time we came down stairs, putting her on my lap and going down each stair saying 'arrrrrrrrrrr bume' and laughing. She thought it was great. Then I started doing the first 1 or 2 steps with her next to me. I encouraged her to hold the banister spokes with one hand and I'd hold the other hand and I'd gently edge her forward and make her plop down, saying 'arrrrrr bum' (!) and then cheering and she was so cool with it that I went straight to doing the full flight. She struggled more with going up and finding the strength to climb on her own.
thanks will try that - going up is no problem for dd1 - she just crawls on her hands and knees a step at a time... only time she crawls on her hands and knees at the moment. Although I think she was determined to see what dh was up to so she was going to get up those stairs no matter what!!