When I took Bella to her 9 month checkup there was a little girl about her size walking around her car seat saying, "baby, baby, baby!"
She was so adorable but also very small to already be walking, so I asked her father how old she was. When he told me she was 12 months old, my jaw dropped!
I couldn't believe it. I thought, "Oh my gosh. She's 12 months old? When did she start walking?"
I was a first time mom, and I had no idea babies walked that early so I was rather surprised.
That's when I realized my baby hadn't even learned how to crawl yet, and she may not start walking at 12 months or anywhere close to it.
I decided to step it into high year to get her moving immediately. I went home that day and put Isabella on the floor for the first time (yes, it was the first time)!
It took a long time, but nine months later she was walking!
Looking back, I see the process could have been a little easier.
For starters, putting her on the floor to let her explore and learn to crawl would've been helpful. I also never used a baby-walker with Bella. So, the only walking practice she received was when she finally had a chance to cruise around the furniture or when we held her hands for support.
I now wonder how helpful our short spans of supporting her in such an uncomfortable position actually were.
I can't help but think her balance would have improved a lot sooner if she could have used her arms and learned to balance (in the video taken at 17 months, you can see she is quite wobbly).
Before this review, I never thought of ideas for supporting a baby learning to walk, but now that I've tested The Juppy, I see it as a great solution for moms like me.
Not everyone buys a baby-walker on wheels and there have been reports of baby-walkers on wheels not being safe for babies.
Being present and supporting your baby is always the best option, because it is the safest, but it also takes a lot of bending over.
Having a Juppy baby-walker will allow baby to walk around hands free being supported by a sturdy carrier and straps held by mom or dad. Thanks to its design, bending over is no longer necessary to support babies as they walk around. It's beneficial to everyone.
A convenient feature of The Juppy is that it's compact, made of sturdy canvas with adjustable straps, and fits inside almost any bag. So you can take your baby-walker anywhere.
It can come in quite handy for any parent!
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