These first few days of the Summer Holidays have been a bit of a mixed bag. We have had some really warm weather, but plenty of rain. E has been really poorly with tonsillitis but O managed his first steps after standing up all by himself. I even managed to catch it on video!
Isn’t he such a clever boy? I love watching toddlers first steps, they are all a bit uncoordinated and slow. You can almost hear their brains talking to their feet.
‘And lift….. steady, steady…. move it forward, come on left! Not sideways, forward!… aaaaand down!’
He’d only stood up a couple of times before this without pulling up on anything and if he’d tried to walk he’d wobble uncontrollably then fall on his bottom with a thump!
He has also tried to move away from the furniture a few times but either manages about six or seven wibbly, wobbly steps then collapses or forgets to move his feet at all then does a bit of a dive across the floor!
O is my latest walker, all my other have been walking before their first birthday! E&Ff were 10 months, LM was 11 months and LV was a mere 9 months old! But I guess being as he was a month early and the doctors put everything in his development back by 4 weeks he is actually right on schedule, I’m not going to argue with the doctors 😉
I expect by the end of the holidays he will be running around with the rest of them and causing even more mischief than he manages now. Especially as he’s discovered another new trick:
Yes, I am sad to say that he has learnt to climb up. With the combination of walking and climbing nothing is now safe! See that TV cabinet in the background? Yeah that’s now a climbing frame.
We use one of our dining table benches which are about 6 feet long to contain him in one side of the living room. He can now swing his leg over the top. Which means I now have to actually sort out the dining room side of the room and get it baby proofed! Looks like I’ll be buying baby gates sooner than I expected then.
Oh and just in case you were wondering, E is on the mend. Her tonsils are not as icky as they were yesterday and she actually ate something today. Fingers crossed she will be fully fixed by the end of the week.
Where you kids early walkers? Or did they leave the toddling until a later age? If you have a few kids, were they all around the same age when they took their first steps or not?