How To Teach Baby To Stand Without Support? | Amy Baby Review

Last Updated on March 14, 2023

It’s a proud moment when your baby takes their first steps. One of the earliest motor skills that babies learn is standing without support. However, this can be a challenge for some babies, which is absolutely normal. But with a bit of help and patience, you can teach them to stand up and walk on their own.

In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to help your baby learn to stand without support. We’ll also cover what to do if the baby falls while trying to stand without support and some tips for ensuring that your baby achieves success in learning to stand without support. So, keep reading for more information!

How to teach baby to stand without support

How can you teach your baby to stand without support safely and effectively? 

You can do a few things to help your baby learn how to stand without support. Here, we’ll go over a few tips to get you started.

-Start by holding your baby in an upright position against your chest, with their feet on either side of your waist.

-Gently pull your baby up so that they are standing on their own two feet.

– Make sure to give your baby plenty of support, using your hands to help steady them.

– If the baby can stand with a little bit of support, you should encourage them to stand without support. You can do it by providing some soft, lightweight stuffed toys in their hands. It will make them feel that they are holding onto something to stand.

– You can also place toys on surfaces that encourage the baby to attempt to stand up during play. For example, if you move something like a doll onto the couch while the baby is on the ground, they may desire to pull themselves up to play with it.

– When your child is a good crawler, they love to move in that manner even if they have enough strength to stand up. At this time, you should allow the baby to play with other children their age or a bit older who are standing. They will observe this behavior, and perhaps they’ll want to try it as well. 

– Be sure to praise your baby for a job well done!

As your baby grows, you can continue to encourage standing by placing them in an upright position more often. You can also try to get them to stand up when they are playing with toys on the ground. With a little bit of practice, your baby will be able to stand without support in no time. Just be sure to supervise and give plenty of support when needed. 

What should you do if the baby falls while trying to stand without support?

What should you do if the baby falls while trying to stand without support?

If the baby falls while trying to stand without support, you should try to catch them before they hit the ground. If you can’t catch them, you don’t need to worry. It’s because it is very expected that the baby will fall a few times when they are learning to stand.

Initially, they will only be able to stand for a second or two. So, falling is very expected. Just make sure that they don’t hurt themselves in the process. 

If the baby hits their head when they fall, you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.

What does a baby need to stand without support?

A baby needs to have strong muscle strength in their legs, back, and core muscles and enough practice standing up. When your baby starts practicing standing up, they will probably fall down a lot at first. That’s normal and part of the learning process! Just make sure that you create a safe environment for them to explore in.

If you want to help your baby build her leg muscles, try putting them in a standing position against a wall or table. You can also try sitting them in an activity center or baby walker – this will give them the chance to practice using their leg muscles while they’re being supported. Just be sure to supervise your baby carefully while they’re in any of these positions.

With time and practice, your baby will start to stand on their own – and maybe even take a few steps! But every baby develops at their own pace, so don’t worry if your little one isn’t quite ready to stand up on their own just yet. Just keep encouraging them to practice, and they’ll get there in no time.

When will the baby stand on its own without support?

Some babies learn to stand without support for a second or two as early as 10-12 months of age, but most babies do not achieve this major milestone until they are about 13-15 months old. Every baby is different and will reach this developmental milestone at their own pace. Generally, a baby doesn’t stand without support very well until 14 months.

If you are wondering when your baby will start to stand on their own, the best thing to do is to simply watch them and wait. Every baby develops differently and there is no need to worry if they are not standing by a certain age. Just enjoy watching them grow and achieve new physical milestones!

What are some common mistakes made when teaching a baby to stand without support?

What are some common mistakes made when teaching a baby to stand without support?

Many parents make some common mistakes when helping their children to stand without support that can hamper their baby’s ability to learn this skill. We will explore some of these mistakes below and how to avoid them.

Don’t force them:

You should never push your children to stand when they don’t want to or aren’t ready. Sometimes, children will want to stand on their own sooner than others. If your child is showing an interest in standing, you can encourage them by placing toys or other objects within their reach.

This will give them something to focus on and help them practice their balance. But if they don’t want to stand, don’t force them. Forcing your baby to stand before they’re ready can actually delay their progress.

Don’t use too much support:

Many parents make the mistake of using too much support when helping their child to stand. While it’s important to provide some support, you don’t want to use so much that your child can’t practice balancing on their own.

A good way to provide support is by holding your child under their arms while they practice standing. You can also place one hand on their back for stability. Once they get the hang of it, you can slowly start removing your support.

Don’t hold them up for too long:

Another common mistake is holding your child up for too long when they’re trying to stand. This can actually tire them out and make it harder for them to practice this new skill.

It’s important to let your child take breaks when they need it. If they start to sag or lean to one side, that’s a sign that they need a break. Let them sit down and rest for a few minutes before trying again.

Not providing enough support:

While you don’t want to use too much support, you also don’t want to provide too little. If you don’t offer enough support, your child can become frustrated and give up.

Remember that every child is different and will need different amounts of support. Pay attention to your child and how they’re responding to your level of support. If they seem like they need more, add a little bit more. But if they seem uncomfortable or unhappy, try using less support.

Focusing on the wrong things:

Many parents get so caught up in helping their child stand that they forget about other important aspects of development. It’s important to remember that standing is just one milestone in your child’s development.

There are many other things that are just as important, such as crawling, sitting up, and rolling over. So don’t get so focused on helping your child stand that you forget about these other important milestones.

Not giving enough time to practice:

Another common mistake is not giving your child enough time to practice. Just like with anything else, it takes time and practice for your child to learn how to stand on their own.

If you try to rush the process, you may end up frustrating both you and your child. So be patient and give them plenty of time to practice.


It’s also important to avoid over-stimulation when helping your child to stand. If there are too many distractions, it can be harder for your child to focus on standing.

Try to create a calm environment with few distractions. This will help your child concentrate and practice this new skill.

Don’t get frustrated:

Finally, it’s important not to get frustrated if your baby doesn’t seem interested in standing up. Some babies are more content sitting or crawling, and that’s perfectly fine. Just keep offering opportunities for them to stand, and eventually, they’ll get there!

“Learning how to stand is a process, and it takes time, says Stephanie So, a paediatric physiotherapist at Paediatric Physiotherapy Associates. “There will be ups and downs along the way. If you find yourself getting frustrated, take a break. This will help you avoid taking your frustration out on your child.”

Now that we’ve explored some of the common mistakes made when teaching a baby to stand without support, you should have a better idea of how to avoid them. Just remember to go at your own pace, provide the right amount of support, and give your child plenty of time to practice. With a little patience and effort, you’ll help your child master this important milestone.

What are some safety tips for ensuring that your baby achieves success in learning to stand without support?

Here are some safety tips to follow when helping your baby learn to stand:

– Make sure that you provide enough support while they are learning to stand.

– Place them on a level, soft surface to stand and move around freely without falling.

– Be nearby in case they lose their balance and need help getting back up.

– Encourage them to keep trying even if they stumble or fall down; this is all part of the learning process!

– Don’t use stairs to help them practice standing; this can be dangerous.

– Keep them away from sharp edges, hard or sharp objects, potentially poisonous substances, electrical outlets, and choking hazards out of reach. It’s important to create a safe environment for your baby to explore and learn in.

– Be cautious of slippery floors; use a rug or mat to help prevent falls.

– Be patient and have fun with it! Your baby will eventually get the hang of standing on their own.

You can help your baby learn to stand safely and successfully by following these tips. Just remember to take things slowly and have patience; they’ll get there in time! If you have any concerns, be sure to speak with your child’s healthcare provider.

Wrapping up:

Thanks for reading the complete guide on how to teach baby to stand without support. We hope you’ve found this article helpful and informative.

To wrap up, we just want to say that teaching your baby to stand without support is an important milestone in their development. It’s a process that takes some periods of time and patience, but it’s definitely achievable with some effort!

Just remember to go at your own pace, provide the right amount of support, give them plenty of practice time, and create a safe environment for them to explore in. With a little bit of help from you, your baby will be standing on their own in no time! 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below! And be sure to share this post with any other parents or caregivers who might find it helpful. Thank you!

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Amy A. Vincent

Amy A. Vincent, a mother of three amazing children, has been sharing practical parenting insights and advice for the past four years and counting on her blog. With contributions from real healthcare professionals, she provides guidance on topics ranging from baby products to best practices in raising your children with confidence. Whether you’re interested in learning how to take care of them or making informed decisions about their well-being, this site offers comprehensive parental support that can help you raise happy and healthy kids! Read more

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Dr. Leah Alexander is a board-certified general pediatrician and has been practicing pediatrics at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000. Since 2005, she has been working as an independently contracted pediatrician with Medical Doctors Associates at Pediatricare Associates of New Jersey. She also enjoys cooking outside of the medical profession. Read more

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