Who is faster at achieving milestone? Boys or girls? When my DS6 and DS4 were babies, all their “girl” friends around the same age as them seemed to walk, talk and hit every milestone before them. Don’t get me wrong, they weren’t delayed. Both boys rolled over at 3 months, crawled at 6 months, and walked two weeks before their first birthday, but it seemed the girls always did things faster.
When DD1 was born, I was thrilled and interested to see how and when she would achieve her milestones in comparison to her brothers. She a very strong baby. She could hold her head up at days old, she rolled over within the first 2 months of life, she sat at 4 months, then things kinda stopped. At 9 months, she hadn’t started crawling. She would happily sit in the center of the room and play with the toys surrounding her. I knew if I stood her on my legs, she was capable standing and pushing off, which lead me to believe there was nothing physically wrong. Why wasn’t she crawling? I was very confused and a little worried. One morning I decided I was going to get to the bottom of this. I sat back on the couch and observed her behaviours. She would sit and happily play, then point to an object across the room and screech. One of her brothers would stop playing, get up and retrieve the object she was pointing at. This continued for over an hour. Every time she pointed and screeched, one of her brothers would get up and get her the toy she wanted. Why bother crawling when you had minions to do your bidding?? I had had enough! This little girl would gonna start moving. I thanked the boys for being superb big brothers, but asked that they let DD1 retrieve her own toys. Two days later, after much screaming and fussing DD1 began crawling around 9 months old.
Life carried on and now I had 3 children on the go! DD1 first birthday came and went, she was standing by herself but she still wasn’t walking. 16 months came along and she was cruising on furniture or by holding our hands but still wasn’t walking. Worried once again, I went to my family doctor. She did some tests on her legs and told me they were developing fine, it appears my daughter was just LAZY! I was frustrated and didn’t have an idea how to encourage my DD1 to walk. When she held onto my hands, she used a DEATH grip, if only there was some way to support her while giving her the freedom to find her own balance.
That’s when the Juppy arrived at my door!!!
The Juppy is a baby walking tool that was created to help parents teach their children how to walk. Teaching a baby to walk for the first time is tough work! The stress and strain on your lower back from bending over can be painful! Plus, your baby may end up like, DD1, who came to rely on my hands as a form of security! Many parents were coming across these problems and Juppy is the solution! The Juppy is a material strap apparatus that snugly fits around your baby’s waist providing two handles for the parents to hold onto. It aids parents in teaching their children to walk, while providing baby the confidence they need to find their own balance.
Thank you Juppy for teaching my DD1 to walk and save my back!
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