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Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Hocker

Learning to walk with the IKEA FLISAT children's stool

Learning to walk with the IKEA FLISAT children's stool

A useful way to help your child learn to walk
Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Hocker
When the little ones suddenly take their first steps, it is a very special moment in every parent's life. In the truest sense of the word, it's another step towards your child's independence. Find out how you can best support your baby in learning to walk and what role the IKEA FLISAT stool* plays in this.

The first steps: a milestone

The first free steps mark an important milestone in a baby's life. Suddenly the little ones can move around on their own two legs and have both hands free. This opens up a whole new world of play and life for them. Playing standing up at play table and grabbing things, fetching their favourite book from the book box or pushing the doll's pram. All of this is now possible. But when is the time when your baby learns to walk?

When do children learn to walk?

As with everything that concerns our dear little ones, the time when your child learns to walk is very individual. Some children start walking at around 10 months. Each child has their own pace and that's a good thing. Don't compare with other children of the same age. Instead, focus on what your baby can already do and how you can best support them.

The first steps

It takes a while before your child takes their first step. At first, your little one follows their natural urge to move and prepares to develop sufficient strength. This is followed later by sitting, crawling and the first attempts at crawling. Suddenly you will see your little one trying to pull himself up on objects. This trains the legs, as they have to be able to hold the weight while walking. But what happens next and should you do anything in particular to "teach" your child to walk?

How to help your baby learn to walk

As a general rule, you should motivate and support your baby. At the same time, however, you should not overtax your baby and allow room for the natural course of things. Create an environment that incentivises walking:

  • Provide your baby with as much open space as possible so that they can move safely and freely and are not hindered by objects when learning to walk.
  • Let your baby walk barefoot. This will give your little one a better feel for the ground and how their feet roll. Shoes should only be used when walking is already going well.
  • Baby walkers that you place your child in are more likely to hinder their natural urge to move and can lead to postural problems. Instead, provide your child with objects at different heights that they can pull themselves up and push around as they please.

IKEA FLISAT as an alternative to the baby walker

We have a very simple tip to help your baby learn to walk without overtaxing them. The IKEA FLISAT stool* is perfect for leaning on.
Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Hocker

Unlike with a baby walker, your child cannot lean too far forwards and must keep both hands down to support them on the stool. This prevents postural damage that can occur with a baby walker.

Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Kinderhocker

How your child learns to walk with the IKEA FLISAT stool

To ensure that the small stool from the IKEA FLISAT* series slides smoothly across the floor, simply stick felt glides under the stool legs. These are available in any household goods shop, directly from IKEA or online*.
Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Hocker

Creative design of the IKEA FLISAT stool

To create a little more motivation to use the stool as an aid, you can decorate it with our cute foils laminate. Olivia Otter, Filippa Fox, Hanno Rabbit and co. are sure to make your little one love using the baby walker. What's more, the stick-on stool blends wonderfully into the nursery as a decorative object. This IKEA stool is a real all-round talent.
Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Kinderhocker
Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Kinderhocker
Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Kinderhocker

Personalised baby walker with the IKEA FLISAT stool

As an alternative or addition to the animal stools, you can personalise the IKEA FLISAT stool*. Simply choose your favourite colour from our custom-fit foil and personalise it with your little one's first letter. Cute, isn't it?
Laufen lernen mit dem IKEA FLISAT Hocker
* All links marked with an asterisk are advertising links that refer to the IKEA website or to pages of other advertising partners.
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