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Little Mr ‘Walker’

Our Little Man has been getting more and more frustrated over the last few weeks at not being able to do very much – he tries to roll but doesn’t get very far and the most mobile he has been is pivoting around in a circle on his playmat!

We’ve tried to get LM used to using his Bumbo and his door bouncer and both keep him happy for a few minutes at a time but we hadn’t put him in his walker for a few weeks – it takes up a fair bit of room and was in the way of LP running around. But while LP was upstairs having quiet time one day we decided to get Little Man’s walker out and see if he liked it. Last time we tried him in it he slouched forward and wasn’t very comfortable in it at all. A few weeks later and it’s a completely different story.


Little Man now stands bolt upright in the walker with the biggest grin on his face you have ever seen. He then slowly but surely moves himself across the room towards Dave and I or LP. He’s definitely more tortoise than the hare at the moment but seeing the joy on his face as he moves himself forward is an amazing thing – he absolutely loves not being confined to one place.


LP loves her Brother being in the walker too – she’ll happily push him around in it or watch him ‘walking’ for a while before going up to him, giving him a cuddle and patting him on the head.

Little Mr’s world has just got that much bigger and that much more reachable. It won’t be long before he’s rolling around and crawling – for now he’s just ‘walking’!


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. This is fantastic, it must be so frustrating to see his sister moving around and not being able to join her. I doubt this is something a first child would experience. It’s lovely that his big sister is also helping him move around.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

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