walking

Emma - posted on 10/13/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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hi one of my 10 month old twins is walking just fine with a push along walker but i know my other twin is not ready to walk yet as she does hold both hands when walking but walks on her tip toes with her left foot turned in slightly, does any one elses 10 month olds walk on the tip toes and doesnt really enjoy walking yet? is this normal cause slightly worried?

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Jessica - posted on 10/24/2010

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My son has been pulling himself up and cruising the furniture since he was 8.5 mo old and can stand without support for a short period of time and does push his walker or other push toys around but hasnt tried to venture off on his own just yet. Our ped says that an early walker is defined as a child who walks before the age of 1 year so you have plenty of time!

Kyndle - posted on 10/22/2010

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my 10 month old is walking all by herself. all babies are differnt and mature different. Kambree has been crawling since she was 4 months old.. my friend has a little boy who is 10 months old too and he is not even crawling... just give it time and let her do it at her own pace. dont rush her...

Kristy - posted on 10/14/2010

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I wouldn't worry about it at all. She will begin walking when she is ready. My daughter will be 10mo on the 15th and she has been walking using a push toy for about a month now but will take only a few steps by herself, and then it only ever on carpet. Any time we ask her to walk she just looks at us like we are crazy, grins, and crawls off. Honestly I am in no hurry for her to walk. She gets into trouble enough just crawling and standing on tip toes, LOL :) If it helps any, she keeps her right foot straight but locks her left ankle so that it it points out. I am more worried about her keeping her foot straight than I am walking. What's so funny about it is that she will sometimes stand with both feet straight, so I feel like she just isn't ready to walk yet. Which is just fine by me.
Hope this hleps :)

Francesca - posted on 10/14/2010

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There's plenty of kids who don't even get close to walking until after 12 months.
Once she's really up and walking a lot, if she still stays on her tip-toes all the time you might talk to your pediatrician. I think the foot turning in is one of those things that will straighten out when she's developed the muscles a little more. The foot shape changes too little by little as they try out walking.

Tameka - posted on 10/13/2010

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Babies walk any where from 6 months to 2 years. At 10 months your twins have only just fallen into that age group. I'd be grateful to have twins who didn't walk yet, less running around chasing them!! ;)

Jamie - posted on 10/13/2010

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I wouldnt worry. Every child will walk at different ages. She might not be as ready as your other twin and is still trying to figure the whole standing/walking thing out. My son can pull himself up and occasionally I see him when he is standing on his tip toes. This is just what happens when they are learning. Also my daughter who is 5 now didnt walk until she was 15 months......and nothing was wrong she just wasnt ready yet. Give it time and they will become more stable and grounded over time.

Ellie - posted on 10/13/2010

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Dont be surprised if when she decides to walk she will do so confidently and not fall over like alot of babies do when they start!! Its hard when you have twins and they dont do the same.. my twin boys (they're 11 now) one walked with his feet turned slightly in, i started to wonder if he could ever walk but he just got up & did it one day when he was about 14 months! He has knock knee which isnt as bad as it used to be, but doctor told me not to worry and is purely coincidental. All children do things at their own rate, my 10 month old daughter confidently stands on her own and walks sometimes with a walker but try to get her to think about walking and she just looks at us as if to see "in your dreams love" and promptly crawls off lol

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