BABY CLIMBS THE STAIRS
Baby gains stability and confidence through instruction on climbing stairs. A set of infant-sized stairs is appropriate for the size of their legs, regular stairs are still too tall for them. They may be constructed from very strong boxes made of heavy cardboard. Information on how to create the set of stairs may follow soon in another post. Some babies learn how to crawl through working with the stairs and other babies develop more strength, stability, and confidence in the motor milestone of crawling. In these photos, Madison is 7 months old and has been crawling for about one month.
TOP 4 REASONS WHY CLIMBING IMPROVES CRAWLING
- Improves proprioception of weight-bearing joints and muscles,
- Teaches weight-bearing of hands as well as knees in a gradual manner,
- Introduces or coordinates the action of moving one knee at a time forward, and
- Develops confidence as baby masters a challenging yet fun activity.
HOW CAN MY BABY LEARN TO CLIMB STAIRS?
Write firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you are interested in teaching your baby to climb stairs. A simple webinar may be developed and put on the site sometime soon. It is important not to try this own your own without some guidance. It is important to learn how to properly support the baby’s weight and make sure she does not slip and fall. With instruction and safety, babies enjoy stair climbing!