Beyond the average: Walking infants take steps longer than their leg length

Daryaneh Badaly, Karen E. Adolph

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Abstract

Traditionally, infant walking is characterized by small steps, attributed to limited balance control and strength. However, analyses of individual steps revealed that infants occasionally take large steps exceeding their leg length. These large steps provide evidence of advanced balance control and strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-558
Number of pages5
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Individual differences
  • Infancy
  • Locomotion
  • Motor development
  • Step length
  • Walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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