Your Child can now pull up to a standing position while holding on to something for support — a big milestone and a step toward cruising around your furniture.
Pulling up to a standing position is one of the first signs that the little one is getting ready to take the first step. Children at this age typically hold on to something and use their full strength to pull up to a standing position. Your little one might even hold on to your legs when trying to do this!
How to support this development
You can support your child by offering a hand and also praising them for the effort to stand up, whether they succeed in that attempt or not. Always supervise Your Child when the little one is trying to stand — while falling is part of the fun, it is important that Your Child isn’t falling on anything dangerous, such as a sharp object or something made of glass.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (11 June 2021)