What you can do to encourage your baby to take his first steps
Every little baby's first step is a miracle. It takes a combination of motor and sensory skills to begin to saunter on little feet. Not to fret if your baby does not take to walking as quickly as you might think he should; babies walk when they are ready to do so! Some start as early as nine months, while others get to their feet only by 16 months. It takes hours and hours of practice before your little child can stride with confidence.
While typically seen as the parent who plays around with his child and is the breadwinner of the family, a father plays an equally important role in shaping a child’s self-esteem, character and values. Activities that your husband can do with baby such as playing with him/her or going on walks together helps to build baby’s physical, emotional and cognitive well-being. It is important that your husband plays a part in baby’s upbringing together with you so that a strong paternal bond can be developed to help baby grow up confidently.