Many parents are surprised by just how quickly their babies grow up, and this is especially obvious when the little ones start walking. If your own kid isn't at that particular milestone yet, though, there's a lot to enjoy before your child takes those first steps. The things to do with your baby before they can walk will help your and your kiddo savor this particular stage, because it's going to get so much more exhausting once they can travel on their own two feet.
Taking photographs, visiting the park, and literally taking time to stop and smell the roses are just a few things you can do with your baby before the toddling begins. Babies tend to start walking whenever they're good and ready — and there's not much you can do to hurry the process — so it's fine to enjoy the journey toward those first steps.
In fact, there's no need to worry if it takes your little one some extra time to master the whole walking thing. There's a pretty big range of ages at which babies actually transition into the "toddler" stage. Your baby's first steps might happen anywhere between 9 and 17 months of age as a part of normal development. Whenever your little one starts marching, these tips can help you both enjoy the time before that big day.