is 8mths too early to start walking? i cant stop him but am thinkin its bad for his feet?
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CHRISTINA - posted on 05/12/2010
MY SON WHO IS 4 NOW AND IS 30 LBS..STARTED WALKING AT 7 MONTHS OLD.. HE WORE SHOES THE WHOLE TIME AND HE IS JUS FINE.. SOME KIDS CANT WALK IN SHOES.. SO I WOULD SAY START WITHOUT SHOES.. BUT IF THEY CAN WALK IN THEM.. I WOULDNT WORRY ABOUT IT
Kristie - posted on 05/11/2010
thanx guys... im thinking shoes/boots r better cos his ankles r next to his feet instead of above his feet (ankles roll in), looks shocking! he also weights 12kg already so its alot of weight on his ankle/feet... i might have to go get em checked out by the quack..... p.s all this walking n falling is driving me nuts :)
Allison - posted on 05/11/2010
I also walked at 8 mths and my daughter walks holding on to things now and she is 8 and a half mths. I try to keep shoes on her cuz her feet get cold if she is barefoot and she had no grip in socks :)
Christina - posted on 05/10/2010
My daughter is just over 8 months old and loves walking the furniture. Our pediatrician said to have her in a rubber souled shoes as much as we could while she walks around. He said that it helps with posture, ankle support, and balance. I have heard of other parents that the doc said no shoes. I think that it is going to have to be your decision, but I would let the baby walk if they are trying.
Suzannah - posted on 05/10/2010
I started walking at 8 months and my daughter is 9 months old and took her first step 4 days ago. She started crawling at 5 and a half months. I saw the pediatrician today and she recommended no shoes (even though there are some cute ones out there lol...definitely no flip-flops etc-her exact words) Some babies just do things earlier than others. For now their feet are flat but their arches will come later. My little one walks on her tippy toes, a lot...very cute. Everyone's opinion will differ.
Robyn - posted on 05/10/2010
As we all have different opinions...I believe that a good solid shoe will help then rather then bare feet. Their toes will curl and they will not do a flat foot without shoes on. Plus its good to get them use to the shoes. Now I'm not saying all the time, but it does build up a good posture, and ankle support with shoes on. Plus I have a son and want to build up ankle support for future hockey :)
My son is 8 months and furnature walking because we keep at it ever day. A routine excercise we call it.