When considering childhood milestones, one of the most exciting milestones for all parents is their child’s first steps, aided or unaided. Regularly as physiotherapists we hear questions like “Will my child ever walk?” This question is never an easy one to answer and sometimes the answer is unclear. However, what we can do to help is to promote as much independence and efficient gait patterning as possible, to progress towards independent walking of some way, shape or form. Sometimes, this means using equipment to help get there. Walkers and gait trainers can help your child move to their maximal potential or learn the patterns necessary to independent upright mobility.