Baby cruising (walking while holding furniture) is a crucial and exciting phase in which your little one will develop the strength and confidence they need to take those all-important first steps.
There’s no straightforward answer to the question ‘When do babies start cruising?’ Each child will do their own thing in their own time, and while there are broad timelines to these developmental milestones, there are no hard and fast rules.
Seeing your baby discover skills they never knew they had is fascinating. Although there are no hard deadlines to their development, here’s an outline of what you can expect.
Your baby will do their own thing in their own time, but you can help them learn to cruise by trying the following:
As we’ve outlined above, babies take the step up to being Big Kids from around eight months. Don’t worry if yours doesn’t stand or cruise as soon as they reach this age. When your baby does become an explorer though, they’ll need the right equipment for their adventures. Find out more about how Pull-Ups® Explorers can help them explore, learn and develop.
Check out our other articles to support you and your Big Kid with their first steps.
The term ‘Baby cruising’ is used to describe the stage between crawling or ‘bottom shuffling’ and walking independently.
If your baby has started cruising the room using furniture for support, they’re a Big Kid now. Pretty soon, they’ll be taking those first baby steps towards independence.
Baby proofing your house can be a part of the adventure too and will ultimately help you relax and enjoy their development.