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25 Instagram Captions To Celebrate Your Baby's First Steps

Yes, you're totally crying.

by Romper Staff
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Your baby has taken those first wobbly steps, and you happened to capture the magic moment on camera. There’s only one thing to do now, and that’s share your joy with the world. These Insta captions for those precious pics of baby’s first steps will help you know exactly what to say. Because really, it’s moments like these that most often leave you speechless, so it’s helpful to have some "baby’s first walk" quotes on hand.

Your baby’s first steps are so special in part because they’re so spontaneous. In general, babies start walking when they’re around 12 months old, according to a study on crawling, cruising, and walking in Developmental Science. This is only a guideline, however. Because the skills that babies gain while crawling or cruising don’t always transfer directly to walking, according to the study, even babies who are experts at cruising around on furniture may take a little time to get the whole walking thing down. On the other hand, some babies skip the cruising stage and start walking right away. The journey to those first steps is pretty unique for each baby, essentially. So in celebration, your kiddo deserves some baby walking quotes as special as they are.

Caption Ideas For Photos Of Baby’s First Steps

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  1. It just got real.
  2. Those first steps leave footprints on your heart forever.
  3. Achievement unlocked.
  4. Go baby, go!
  5. “Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk.” ― Walt Disney
  6. We're off to the races.
  7. “You know you’re alive. You take huge steps, trying to feel the planet’s roundness arc between your feet.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
  8. We'll remember these steps for the rest of our lives.
  9. Baby on the loose.
  10. It was a big day in our house.
  11. Outta my way!
  12. And just like that, we have a toddler.
  13. Just put one foot in front of the other.
  14. That's one small step for Baby.
  15. And now the real fun starts.
  16. Watch your step!
  17. Baby steps still get you there.
  18. Going the distance.
  19. "I like to move it, move it” — Reel 2 Real
  20. It's go time.
  21. Later, dude.
  22. Practice makes perfect.
  23. Walking is easy... stopping is a whole other thing.
  24. This changes everything.
  25. Always on the move.

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