Slow and steady
Most babies take their first steps between 9 and 18 months, so whether yours is cruising around on her own or still contentedly crawling, there's no reason to worry right now.
[tip] Reinforcing good behavior with a smile or hug and redirecting negative behavior with a time-out is a more effective type of discipline than spanking. Physical punishment can be dangerous and may lead to violent behavior down the road.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City