• K
  • CA
  • a month ago

OMG! I'm so nervous about my babygirl trying to walk and falling hard

My babygirl is 10 months young and has been walking around the house while I hold her hand (she completely skipped the crawling phase lol) She is able to stand in place on her own for a while and then holds my hand to start walking again. At times she tries to let go of my hand to walk on her own but I'm soooo scared to let go because she loses her balance and starts falling backwards (I catch her of course). I bought a safety helmet for her to help prevent injury but also to try to help me "let her go". I just can't do it!! Help mommas!!
  • K
  • NE, US
  • a day ago

This is going to be the first of many times that you have to let go of her hand. Trust her to learn, and be there when she falls. Your job as a parent is not to prevent every bump and bruise along the way, but to teach them how to handle it when they fall and that they can get back up and try again. You got this!!

  • J
  • OR, US
  • 5 days ago

My son had surgery on his skull at 6 months and we have all tile floors so this used to scare me so much, but it was never an issue. I think they are usually pretty good at holding on to things until they are confident they can stand for at least a few seconds on their own. And they mainly fall on their butts which has a ton of padding from their diapers lol. The only times he has fallen while walking in a way that he bumped is had is if he slips on something so just clear a path and let them go!

  • M
  • Placentia, United States
  • 20 days ago

I cant even tell you how many times my daughter smacked her face into the floor when she started walking. Shes had 3 bloody noses just from losing her balance and smacking her face into the crib or bookshelf. She is very resilient suprisingly.Once she learned to catch herself it was all uphill from there. Its exciting but nerve wrecking all at the same time when they start walking.The trick is to not show any fear when they fall because they read your face and freak out if you do.Good luck mamas

  • K
  • CA
  • 17 days ago

OMG!! I would've freaked out seeing her with a bloody nose 😭😭 Thank God babies are resilient!

  • K
  • Republic, United States
  • 22 days ago

My girl has fallen all the time. She’s pretty good at catching herself now. Just let her go. It’s natural. You soon learn how to listen and realize the difference between a “oops, I fell again” thunk and a “owww, that hurt” thunk, and you can provide some comfort when needed. Just stay calm. A lot of time, if you don’t draw attention to it, they learn to just get up and keep going.

  • K
  • CA
  • 22 days ago

@Kate thank you for the advice momma

  • A
  • Puyallup, USA
  • a month ago

Babies will usually land on their bum. When my boys were learning, I dont think they ever fell and hit their head, just on their butt. And they got right back up and tried again. I know you want to protect, but kids have to learn

  • A
  • Puyallup, USA
  • a month ago

Just stand behind her while she is trying to walk.

  • K
  • CA
  • a month ago

Thanks for the reassurance @Alexandria I will work on letting her go more and just stay close by to catch her before her head hits the floor, IF so 😉😊

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