My toddler who can walk, suddenly wants to be carried everywhere.
Not only is it hard on my back, but I'm concerned he's becoming
Your toddler enjoyed the novelty of walking when he first
started. Then the novelty wore off. Toddlers are sometimes
uncertain about self-reliance and the separation this brings
from mother, and this prompts them to reject the independence
To get your toddler walking
Make walking fun... "let’s step over the cracks"
and "how many flowers can we see"
Plan extra time and don't discourage him if something along
the way draws his attention.
Let him feel responsible by asking for assistance when shopping
by either carrying a light weight shopping bag or the grocery
Every now and then kneel down in front of him for a hug
or words of praise... Part of the frustration with walking
is being small when everything else around is big.
Make a deal... "You walk this bit, and I'll carry you
to that bit."
Always try to make your toddler feel proud of his walking
and make it a big achievement