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Your Child Can Slowly Start Walking Backwards

Team AckoFeb 8, 2024

Around 16-18 months, your child may walk backwards. Learning to walk backwards is important as it can protect him from falling backwards. If at all he falls backwards, he needs to know how to take the back steps to regain the balance. Backward walking will help to develop his calf muscles and sharpen his hearing and other senses. It works on improving his balance and coordination. What you need to know

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    First, your child learns to walk forward, then he figures out how to move sideways and then finally backwards. As his legs gets stronger and the muscles develop, his confidence will build up.

    When you teach your child to walk forward, you hold his hands for support and encouragement. Do the same when you teach him to walk backwards. Gradually, switch to holding one hand till he learns to walk backwards on his own. Motivate him to do different activities as he walks backward. For instance, sing a rhyme while taking a few steps backwards or play games like “Now we move 3 steps backwards. One, two and three.”

    Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only, based on industry experience and secondary sources. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified expert for health or insurance-related decisions. Content is subject to change, refer to current policy wordings for specific ACKO details.

     

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