After a year, as soon as the baby learns to walk,You should teach him the skill of walking by the handle. This is important, because walking next to the mother nearby, and not running away somewhere is the child's natural behavior.
This is not a training, but a necessity related to the safety of your child. In the natural environment, the mother is the leader, and her baby is the slave.
It is the mother who establishes the limits of what is permitted, explains the rules necessary for life.
During the training the child should understand that there are walks for exploring an interesting world, and there are walks on business.
There are many ways of teaching follow-up, and each mother chooses which one suits her and the child. But all methods are based on two basic ones.
- The first method More famous. He is a little rude, but it works without fail. It is suitable for children who are already confidently walking with their feet.
If the child walked along side by side, and then decidedTurn on his business or stop, then sharply take him by the armpits and move him a couple of meters ahead. Then release and again take the hand. If the situation repeats, then you repeat your actions. Do not scold the child and do not shout at him. Do not wait for the child to go far. If you run after an escaping baby, then he can take this behavior for playing "catch-up". Therefore, let the child take a maximum of a meter. When studying, walk always for some purpose, along the specified route (for example, to the post office or to the store).
- The second method More "sparing" for the child, but more nervous for the mother.
It is based on the "negotiation" withChild. After going out for a walk, you put a condition for the child that you will carry him in your arms to a certain place, and then he will walk on his own. The main difficulty may be that the child refuses to walk. He will begin to cry, to be capricious only in order to be picked up again. In this situation, only patience will help. But you have to make sure that the child walks at least a little. If you can do this, then praise it, then again pick up with a new condition. In this way, you should take into account the child's age, physiological abilities and the time of year (in summer it is easier to walk than in winter).
Walking by the handle is not only convenient for the mother, but also safe for the child. Therefore, you should be patient and train your child this skill.