Enjoying the Journey
Whether your child is learning to crawl or to walk, give him as much opportunity to move around as possible, minimizing the use of playpens and other restrictive devices.
When he first starts walking, help by directing him to flat, smooth surfaces. As his coordination improves, allow him to walk on an incline and on uneven surfaces, both of which will help to develop his sense of balance.
Most of all, enjoy your little one's first unsteady steps into the big, wide world. Babies grow up fast, and you might be amazed at how soon looking after your child will involve a lot more running than walking!