Baby started walking at 7 months, now running....anyone else?

Patti - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My daughter started walking on her own at 7 months and is now running laps around the house at 9 months. Everyone seems surprised by this, including the pediatrician and i'm wondering if anyone else's baby is doing laps?

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Rachel - posted on 03/15/2014

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I started walking at 7 months as well. Nothing to be worried about. We're just fast learners :)

Debbie - posted on 11/20/2012

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My son just turned 7 months he's been walking holding my hand since 6 he just started pulling himself up using furniture in what I guess is called "cruising" his birthday is the 18th so he's not far into 7months. He can mimic finger snapping motion wave give high five and point. I am looking forward to him walking on his own as he is really driven to do so, I think he will be a runner as well...congrats

Heidi - posted on 06/14/2011

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yep. my husband walked at seven and a half months old and my daughter took off on the DAY she turned eight months. one month later she was building those ingenious ladders that Bill Cosby always talked about. by 18 months those baby proofing gadgets only managed to keep me and my husband out of cleaning chemicals. apparently.

Rita - posted on 02/23/2009

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Quoting Vanessa:



My little one was 9 months old and still not crawling, and then a couple of weeks later he started walking!  Since then he's also started crawling a bit, but much prefers to walk.  He's not running yet though :)  The most I've seen him walk, unsupported, is about 4 feet.  But he still prefers to cruise along the furniture.






 






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My little 10 months old boy just started walking unsupported for about 8-10 steps, he prefers to walk with just one hand holding mine. But he doesnt crawl at all. It makes me wonder if there's anything wrong with him for not crawling.

Folakemi - posted on 02/23/2009

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Dont worry about it, babies hardly ever are textbooks... my lil man started walking about a month agon and now he runs.. bumping into stuff along the way but he just doesnt understand why he has to slow down.. so that's me running all over the house with him barely able to keep up... I see a future sports star!

Mariah - posted on 02/23/2009

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Maggie started walking at 10months. Some babies just learn differently at at there own pace.

Glendeen - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter could stand and dance alone at 7 months and began to walk at 8 months ... by 9 months she was a pro lol. She turned 10 months about a week ago and she is a little monkey running everywhere. She also says a number of words like Uh oh, ook (look, and she points, so cute), dog, mama, dada, nana. It is just incredible!!! Its just the craziest thing watching them grow! She still only has two teeth though lol!

Candice - posted on 02/17/2009

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He can also open doors!! Not the standard round knobs, but the handle shaped ones.

Candice - posted on 02/17/2009

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Oh My Gosh!! My son started walking at 7 1/2 months and he too has been doing laps around the house. One night he just started getting faster and faster until he was running. So at 10 months he is going strong and just getting quicker and quicker! He has also said a couple words besides mama and dada. He says Hi and he said No. Of course at first I thought it was just wishful thinking on my part, but others have heard. And our doctor was suprised when I told him about his development!

Vanessa - posted on 02/14/2009

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My little one was 9 months old and still not crawling, and then a couple of weeks later he started walking!  Since then he's also started crawling a bit, but much prefers to walk.  He's not running yet though :)  The most I've seen him walk, unsupported, is about 4 feet.  But he still prefers to cruise along the furniture.



 



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It cool that she is walking early but be sure to nurture the other developmental areas too



Gross motor skills - walking, runing crawling



Fine motor skills - picking up small objects ect



Social - emotional understanding (smiling at you when you smile at her) ect



Cognitive - Problem solving



Creative - speaks for itself



im sure if you help her with these areas too she will be a super child :D



My son is 9mths and he stands up by himself but is yet to step, but he is very social, loves picking up the tiniest speck of dirt off the floor, he puts items into tiny holes, (i have this toy where the blocks go into the fishes head and they will just fit) he also has figured out how to open the shower sliding door, he opens up my mobile flip phone, he also knows how to be creative even if it is by smearing vegemite all over the place haha.



Good luck with your little one she sounds very switched on.

Patti - posted on 02/11/2009

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She feeds herself and can pick up small items like cheerios really well. She can put shaped blocks into a bucket but not through the right sized holes yet. She can reach the door knob and tries to turn it but isn't tall nor strong enough yet. She hasn't started to form words yet but gets the sounds, ba, da, ma, ga down pretty well. I don't know if that makes her advanced or just eager to set out and explore. She's super happy, sleeps well, eats well....I'm pretty certain this means my next baby might be a little demon. I think I'm probably really lucky.

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My son was crawling at 6mths and pulling himself up on stuff at 6 and a half mths then walkin in between items of furniture at 8mths, and when i walk with him he walks flat foot, which is a sure sign he is almost walking. but he needs to slow himself down he gets too excited and falls over. Is the advanced in every other area or just the walking, my son is very advanced in learning new things, shiw him twicw and he has things down pat, im running out of new things to teach him.



 



All babies are different it sounds like she is good with her Gross motor skills, but what about her fine motor skills?



like picking up really small items or putting blocks in a tower, or putting items through a hole.

Christine - posted on 02/08/2009

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My daughter was exactly the same way. She walked very well at 7 months. It looked funny cause she was so tiny. My son is a different story. He's almost 10 months and he just learned how to stand. Every baby is different.

Ashleigh - posted on 02/08/2009

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Im jealous!! My son thinks he can walk or stand on his own and he just topples over!

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