Every mom asks the question: When will my baby walk? With enough encouragement and time to develop muscle strength and balance, all babies will walk when they are ready. Walking usually takes place between 9-18 months. In order to help your baby, build the muscle development it is essential that you encourage as much tummy time as possible. Experts advice that babies should sleep on their backs and play on their fronts. Tummy time has been shown to be the basic building block for all motor skills. It is a crucial developmental phase and a lack thereof can have a massive knock on effect.
Tummy time teaches your baby to crawl. The brain works in a criss-cross pattern with the left brain controlling the right arm and leg and right brain controlling the left arm and leg. Crawling is a crucial activity that fosters this life-long criss-cross brain development. Additionally, babies learn perceptual skills such as distance and depth and key concepts such as on/under and in/out.
Once your baby is able to pull themselves up, they will start to develop muscles in their ankles, knees and hips which aid them in walking. This is why they need to be able to stand flat footed in a baby walker ring. It will ensure proper development.