Baby Question

United States
April 27, 2008 1:05pm CST
Ok I have a 3 month old son who wants to learn how to walk I got him a walker but his feet don't yet fully touch the floor only part of his feet. Now I also have a johnny jump up which attaches to the door frame and helps the baby stand and use their legs but I need to know how old my son should be in order to use it.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
27 Apr 08
3 months old is a bit young for walking, as he grows and and becomes stronger he will be fine, first step is for him to be of an age when he can sit up on his own. Give it a few more months, first he needs to sit up on his own, then crawl, when he begins crawling and showing strength in his legs then you find that the walker, and such is going to be helpful. As for what is a good age, some start walking around 10 months, some around 14 months, it varies, depending on the child. You don't want to push it especially when he may not be strong enough yet Watch him, take your cues from his own behavior. the older he gets, the stronger his legs get when starts to crawl will be a good time to start putting him the walker, that his feet don't touch the floor yet should be a clue he is not ready yet for walking.
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• United States
27 Apr 08
Thanks for that . You and I are thinking along the same lines here. I was begining to wonder if I knew what I was talking about. It has been a long time since my daughter learned to walk so I was questioning myself in my mind about my response...Mamablaze!!
@Sillychick (3282)
• United States
27 Apr 08
In the walker and the jumper he should at least be able to hold his head up and somewhat steady. What do you mean he wants to learn to walk? 3 months is a little early. If you mean he is stretching his legs and trying to support himself, that is a normal part of development for his aged and doesn't mean he is ready to learn to walk, only that he is exercising his legs. He should be spending time on his belly learning to control his head and to roll over. Next comes sitting up. The strength of his legs will help him scoot himself across the floor, crawl, and eventually stand up and walk. Don't rush him. There are things he will do in a certain order because each skill builds off the previous one. Walkers and things like that are not necessary, and even can be bad if used too often. Wait until he is a little older, then use them for short periods of time.
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
my son is only 8 months now..when he was 3mos, his legs are very strong already..when he turned 6mos. i put him in the walker, he can already go to one place to another..but mind yah, he cant sit or crawl on his own yet...when my mom in law found out, she said that it's really to early for him to be put in a stroller yet or johnny jump...she said,i must let nature do it's job..meaning, there are certain stages in which a baby much do first in order to do the nest step or stage in their baby lives..we musnt force them to do something that isnt time yet..or it might affect their growth them one way or the other....
@MAMABLAZE (242)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Hi molly, Let's see..is your son crawling yet? It seems like it is too soon to me for him to be walking. I think that the walker is a good idea even if only his toes are touching at the moment. He is going to grow very quickly and his feet will be to the floor before you know it. The johnny jump up will be better for him when his leg, back and neck strength are just a little more developed. The thing about starting him walking so soon is his leg bones might need to get stronger before putting additional wieght on them. It may be an old wives tail or something but can too much wieght too soon can cause bowleggedness. I'm not sure but I think that is why they go from crawling to walking so there bones and muscles can develop properly to handle the wieght. Hope that helps...Mamablaze!!