Can't balance, won't balance
Before people think I am being a pushy parent etc, I know that all children develop at different times and that it is normal not to walk by 18 months, but I am a parent who can see how frustrated M is getting but not being able to walk.
She has been able to do a few unaided steps to and fro from me and hubby or the the sofa but it is only one or two steps and then fall...
I have tried to see if she can stand alone and she can for maybe a second or two but that would be a maximum time. If she could get the balance sorted she would be off and running (oh she runs so well with hand held when her daddy comes home from work).
One of the times that I think she finds the worst is when we are out and about as she wants to go everywhere but is restricted to the fencing. She is independent so prefers to do her own thing and go her own places without having to rely on mummy and daddy but until she walks she just can't do this at the park.
I have tried playing games with her to get her to stand but I think she thinks the game is to fall on your bum and she thinks it is hilarious! Nope darling that is not what I was trying to achieve lol
I feel bad that I also get frustrated as I just know she would enjoy it so much being able to run, especially in the park when we have the dogs as she would love to chase them.
So how do I get her to stand on her own? Is it something that only she can work out?