When did your baby take his/her walk?

Annaliese - posted on 01/21/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My baby is 8month and a week old and i just noticed she's been trying to stand on her own.I somehow think it's too early,should i encourage her?Since she was born i let her do stuff when she's comfortable and she's had very fast growth.So when did your baby take the 1st step?

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Toyin - posted on 01/22/2011

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please do encourage her.my son took is first steps when he was 9months old.

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Tena - posted on 02/02/2011

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My oldest was a busy body from day 1. He started furniture walking at 6 months and walking at 7 months. My middle walked the day he turned 13 months (12 adjusted) and the youngest just started wallking at 14 months (12 adjusted). Every child will walk at their own pace.

Briany - posted on 02/01/2011

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My dd is a week shy of 10 months and has started walking! Encouragement is good, but don't force them! If they want to do it they will. Good luck xx

Amelia - posted on 02/01/2011

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There is no right or wrong time. My daughter was walking at 8.5 months and running by 9 months. However one of my best friend's little girl did not walk until 17 months!!! Walking early is only a problem for you because they can get in to more stuff earlier. If they aren't walking by 16 months I would ask a doctor to make sure there is nothing wrong. Not that there is anything wrong with walking that late, just want to make sure there is not a physical problem preventing them from walking.

Alison - posted on 02/01/2011

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My son is 7 months and has just started cruising. They will do it whenver they are ready! :)

Maren - posted on 01/31/2011

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With both of my kids by the time they got to 7 months the were cruising on furniture. At about 10 months my daughter started taking steps unassisted, but did not actually walk until the day after her first b-day. With my son he was walking at 10 months.
let her go at her own time. You can help her, but don't force, and don't prohibit.
With the first child the idea of them walking may be scarry, but it is great. It means less time you have to carry them, and they can go on their own.

Mary Renee - posted on 01/28/2011

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My daughter is 8 and a half months old and she pulls up to stand and can cruise holding on with just one hand.

By all means, I would let her do her thing! Stay around and supervise her, she's going to bonk herself on her bottom and her noggin eventually no matter what - it's part of the learning process - but aways provide her with opportunities to explore : )

I think 8 months is REALLY early for independent standing but there is a 9.5 month old in my mom's group that is standing on his own already. It's crazy to watch, I can't believe my little girl will be doing this soon! So fun!

Gracie - posted on 01/27/2011

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My LO would walk along furniture at 8mo. But she didnt take her first step unassisted until 12mo. I dont think her confidence was built enough. I wasnt trying to encourage her bc Im pregnant with our second and the thought of her running around was exhausting. Well know shes almost 14mo and walking and getting into everything and Im due in 4 weeks. Luckily my husband has been very helpful. I think that you can encourage, just be ready for it! If you dont encourage they are still going to do it. We clapped and got excited everytime she would walk!

Cori - posted on 01/27/2011

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my son started walking around 8 months and was done with crawling completely by 9 months and only walked everywhere.

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you should encourage your baby if your baby wasn't ready for it than she wouldn't be doing it. and there is nothing wrong with her walking this soon except for more excercise for you. lol! good luck!

Shelby - posted on 01/24/2011

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my daughter was walking along furniture at 7 1/2 months ,she stood fon her own for the first time at about 8 months and took her first steps at 9 months.

Brittany - posted on 01/24/2011

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My son was a mover from day 1! He has always been highly motivated to move and explore and we kind of were in the same situation as you, he accelerated because we allowed him to do things when he felt ready to. He started walking at 10 months and hasn't stopped since!!!!!! (He's 17 months now.) I don't think it's too early, if she's ready let her do it!

Charity - posted on 01/24/2011

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My son started walking at 13 months. He is now almost 18 months and boy does he get into everything. lol

Megan - posted on 01/24/2011

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8 mnths my son was walking holding the furniture
9mnths he was taking 1 or 2 steps on his own
10 mnths he was walking on his own with no aid

Danielle - posted on 01/22/2011

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my daughter started walking when she was 10 months. she took her first step and started standing up and moving along the furniture at 8 months. now shes running around everywhere lol and climbing onto everything.

Annaliese - posted on 01/22/2011

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Yes she has a baby walker which she's been trying to hold on so as o move around,the moves around the furniture without any problems it just scares me when she tries to stand by herself.

Sharon - posted on 01/22/2011

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Our little man was cruising the furniture very comfortably at 8mths and at 9mths 3wks started walking on his own.

Sarh - posted on 01/21/2011

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My son is 7ms and for about a week or so now he has been pulling himself up on everything to stand. He also tries to walk on his hands and feet like a gorilla. When he crawls he doesn't do so normal, he uses his right knee and his left foot. It looks weird.
Does she have a toy she can hold onto while standing and walk behind? Cade has this sit and ride toy that he loves to walk behind, he also tries to push/walk with his walker... but outside of it. haha. He loves for us to hold his hands and let him stand. He's walking around our coffee table and back and forth holding onto the couches.
I would just let her do her thing and maybe when you take her to change her diaper hold her hands and help her walk to the changing table or where ever you change her. Do the same when you take her to the bathroom to give her bath and etc.
I wouldn't say it is too early, babies will amaze you! :) I've also just let my son do things on his own, when he felt comfortable to do whatever.

Rebekah - posted on 01/21/2011

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My son was walking entirely unassisted at the end of his 8th month... not sure when he took his first steps.



My daughter was 7 months when she took her first steps, but she didn't walk unassisted until she was 10 months old.



I would encourage it by holding her hands and having her walk with you, or letting her push a push toy around. As she gets more steady standing, you can put your hands out and see if she'll take a step towards you.

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