Once your baby has mastered pulling themselves up, they’ll progress to a fun new activity: cruising! In this phase, your baby will hold on to a couch, windowsill, or table and practice walking back and forth while holding onto the surface. You’ll watch their confidence soar (even through some slips and tumbles) as they build balance, coordination, and even more muscle strength. There’s nothing quite like those furrowed brows of determination or that cheeky smile when they briefly let their hands off the couch to try standing on their own unassisted. These are all signs that they’ll be walking soon enough!