When he crawls he goes head first down the stairs no matter how much we try to teach him to go backwards. It results in everyone around him holding their breath and leaning in as if ready to catch him as he slips but you know what, his technique seems to be working.
After the anguish of watching him neartly fall down the stairs on many occasions I was relieved to see his next endeavor was to tackle them standing up. He went up and down a step or two - just enough to see if it was easier or harder than his existing method.
You take your time little chubby legs, we've got all the time in the world. x