Breaking News

This just happened...

well last night

but it is big news around here

and I attribute it all to a trick another mom shared with me

you want your child to walk...

stop holding their hand

hold the back of their shirt instead

so I held the back of her shirt yesterday and she walked and walked and walked

and then I took her shirt off and off she went... all by herself

yes it took her close to 18 months but that is not what matters

she is walking!


That's a long clip, yes I know but if you keep watching you will get to hear my ridiculous mommy voice.


  1. WOW! Amazing. Go wee girl, GO!

  2. Yay!!!! Good job! Wow cares when it happens, that girl is one heck of a walker!!!!!!!!!

  3. Look at all those steps she's taking for just starting out!! Way to go!!

  4. Yay!! Go Isla!!! She looks like a pro already! What a great tip on getting babies to walk.
    Ps. answered your questions over on my blog :)

  5. yay Isla! This totally reminds me of when I coached gym and would hold kids around their waist on the beam instead of their hands - easier to let go and they still think they're safe. Good trick!

  6. That's quite the trip for a brand new walker. She definitely was just being stubborn and holding out on you guys! I'm glad the trick with the shirt worked. :)

  7. I wish my daughter were awake right now so I could try this! Every time she walks, she reaches around for both hands. Thanks for sharing!


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