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So my daughter constantly wants to be walked now!!! Not picked up and walked, but holding her hands and walked. I got her a push walker and she doesn't want to hold onto it. I'm going to return it and try another one.
And when I say she constantly wants to be walked, I can't get near her without her lunging for me and then whining to be walked around. If I'm trying to change her diaper or change her, she will stiffen her body trying to stand. If I have her facing me, she'll twist around. If I'm feeding her her bottle in the rocking chair she will jump to the ground. If I'm feeding her the bottle on the ground (me sitting, her in my lap), she'll stand up while still drinking.
She even complains when I pick her up! Its actually kinda funny except that I obviously can't be walking her around 24-7. What I REALLY want to do is just to stop altogether. I want her to figure it out on her own, and also how to sit up. She doesn't even try to sit up anymore (and I really want her to so I can hold her legs down so she can figure it out!), she just wants to walk. But now she'll cry and cry and she wants it so much that I feel bad denying her.
This is just like the sitting thing. She is GREAT at sitting. But she can't get into the position on her own. And with this, she's not pulling up on her own. She's not cruising furniture. She never wants to do step 1 or step 2. She always wants to jump to step 3. Anyone else have/had a child like this?
Maggie isn't quite like that, but I have to say, I think you're worrying for nothing. Lots of kids are known to have gone from sitting to walking, and if she's showing that much interest in having you walk her around, she's so close!
Stop worrying yourself about her progress. She sounds like she's totally normal! Yay Baby!
Becky, mommy to my Monkey Pie, Maggie (June 10, 2010)
Yeah...ok, this is kinda embarrassing to admit, but unfortunately I think with the sitting up and walking thing, I'm not so much worried about her progress as I am just wanting a break. I'm totally PMSing right now too, I think that's why its bugging me so much.
I think my problem actually is I keep thinking that any day now its all going to get easier somehow. I love being a SAHM (usually) but man is it difficult. At least for me. I have nothing to complain about though, like I said, its that time of the month. I always become a b----, I feel bad for my hubby and my daughter! And you guys for having to read it so much LOL
Other than the cruising furniture part, Juliana is very much like that. She loves to walk all day long. We can do 20 laps around the house and she'll beg for more! My poor back can't take it, and I only have to deal with it after 4 pm when the nanny leaves! But she doesn't crawl, has only gotten into a sitting position on her own once that I could see. Most of the time if she wants to get a toy or get into a different position, she just screams until I get it for her. I think she likes to practice what is easy for her but gets frustrated easily and doesn't want to work at anything hard.
Walking wings. Look it up. They will save your back! You can probably get them really cheap locally on craigslist or in Once Upon a Child. Or check Amazon. My DH used them with DD and it saved his back when she wanted to walk all over the place with assistance. Also, it gets them to stop relying on holding your hands and use their own arms for balance.
How about an actual walker? (Gasp! I know some people are anti-walkers). There's one at the gym daycare that Emmett goes to and he loves it. I would have one in our house except that our carpet is too thick.