My son is crawling and he is 9months old. Now he is walking around furniture because he doesn't have balance yet. A lot of the times when I pick him up he wants to get down, and its like he insists I put him down, like he wants to walk but he doesn't know how to walk yet. I try putting him down and see what happens, help him walk by holding his fingers, but nothing is working. I am taking my time but I know deep down he really wants to walk cause he gets so upset.
So if there is any suggestions, let me know please!
Just keep doing what you're doing :) He sounds totally normal, including the "don't pick me up, I'm working over here!" attitude.
My son walked at 9 months and was running by 10. It wasn't something I necessarily worked to get him to do. He was just ready. The one thing I did notice that seemed to help him take off was pushing around push toys. One day I helped him walk behind the toy and we did that for a few minutes at a time a few times a day. A couple days later he started walking behind it on his own. I would say it was a week or two later that he took his first step and I was utterly amazed! I would continue giving your son opportunities to practice his walking skills, but for the most part he will just take off when he's ready. Best of luck to you both!
My DD took her first independent steps when she turned 9 months. She was an early walker and in terms of my bit what i did is clutter out our house, make a ton of room and align furniture side by side by emptying the space in the middle of the room. so, most of the furniture was against the wall and this helped my little one to
- Initially crawl towards it and with the help of the furniture stand up and use it as a support to navigate through the room.
- When she took her first steps at 9 months, i rearranged the furniture and kept them back in place, so that she would walk for a little distance by herself from one furniture to the other. Support from a furn, walk a bit, again support and walk a bit still keeping most of the room clutter free.
By 1 year, she was running around!
I didnt try much to hold her hand and try to make her walk, just provided the environment and she did it herself!
My 3 year old was an early walker as well (9 months). All babies learn at their own pace. Maybe he wants to explore on his own without your help. Looks like you have an independent boy! :) Just give him some space and a close eye and by the time you know it he will be walking all on his own.