"are all the feb 09 babies walking yet?"

Mwangala - posted on 05/02/2010 ( 210 moms have responded )

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My 14mth old son born 17th feb seems to be taking his time to walk. he started taking a step or two about a week ago but since then he will walk two steps and sit down then clap for himself. he will be 15mths soon and frankly am concerned. It doesnt also help that people are always asking if hes walking yet!

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Sharon - posted on 05/13/2010

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my little girl born 03.02.09 has only started walking in probaby the last month. first took 3 steps, then 6 then 9 etc and her daddy also said she walked like a drunk - now she walks everywhere and is now trying to run:-)

Andrea - posted on 05/13/2010

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My boy was born feb 10th, he started walking at 14months. he was never interested in walking untill we introduced him to his walker, its a lion, bright and colourful, and also plays music and raws, it's quite entertaining for him. now he just runs about

Nora - posted on 05/13/2010

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My little girl started walking at around 9 1/2 months. Little steps enough to get to furniture then she would walk along it and would only crawl if she had to go somewhere long distance. She has been running for the past couple of months and climbing everything.

Majeron - posted on 05/12/2010

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My little boy was born Feb 3rd and he is expert in walking already, knows how to get himself down from the bed, chairs or couch and loves to chase our cat. I agree with what other moms have said that every child has their own time and pace of development and you don't have to worry about it 'til he reach 18 months. Good luck!

April - posted on 05/12/2010

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Hi, my son was almost 10 months when he started walking & he did the same thing. 1 or2 steps then fall down. He finally got it after two weeks. But my friends son didn't start walking untill he was 15 months, so hang in there. If you are too concerned you should ask his doctor if they think theres a problem or not. but most likely there isn't. He's just a slow walker, but he's probably very fast at other things.. Hope this helps.

Beth - posted on 05/12/2010

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He can walk those two step, this means that he CAN do it. My daughter walked late too. She took her first two steps, fell on her heinie and then refused to try again for about a month out of fear (at least that is my mama rationale). What helped my baby was being around other walking kids. Do you have any friends that have slightly older kids he can hang around and emulate? Good luck. He is fine. He will get there. Tell all those nosy bodies to mind their own....

Megan - posted on 05/12/2010

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My daughter was Feb. 10th, and she's been walking since 9 months but I think it's genetic - all four of my kids started walking between 9 and 11 months. I have a friend whose son is 19 months old and still isn't walking though, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Boys do seem to develop more slowly than girls for the most part, and 15 months old isn't extraordinarily late for a little boy to start walking. If you notice any more worrisome signs - like if he's not meeting other milestones like waving bye-bye or stacking blocks or whatever - you might try calling Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), although they might not be available in your area, depending on where you live. ECI provides services for kids up to age 3, and the cost is on a sliding scale based on income, so you can even qualify for free services. They'll come to your home and meet with your son to see if they feel he has a significant delay, and if he does they'll send someone out weekly or bi-weekly to work with him on his trouble areas. Might try looking to see if they have services in your area, if not, there may be something comparable. But I wouldn't start to worry unless he's not walking on his own by 18 months or so.

Kristy - posted on 05/12/2010

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Our little guy, born Feb 3rd, has been walking since about 10 1/2 months old. Our other four children didn't walk to 12 1/2 to 15 months, so they .are all so very different. How our fifth decided to walk so much earlier? He is now starting to climb on things and has mastered running (well, with some tumbles, of course)

Anyone that has a baby that is 15 or 16 months old and thinks their baby is so far behind, well, some may be, but our one daughter was in no rush to walk and she was 15 months at least before she decided to walk. If your doctor is not concerned, than neither should you. They will get it soon. I remember those days of going to the doctor's office and a 9 month tiny little thing would be walking all over and my big 15 month old was still crawling. She is absolutely fine, she is now almost 8 yrs old.

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2010

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Mwangala, my son took his first step when he was 13 months old. After his first step, he'd just stand there....then two weeks later he took 2-3 steps then he'd just stand there. Then, about a week or two later he was taking more steps. It was a gradual process for him. The fact that your son took his first step shows that he is very close.....he'll gradually practice those steps and become a confident walker in a few days or weeks, I think.

Lorraine - posted on 05/12/2010

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My daughter of 15 months just started walking on her own in the past two weeks. She had a problem walking on her toes instead of taking steps flatfooted. She saw her pediatrician this past Saturday and wouldn't walk for him. All of a sudden, on Mother's day, she started walking all over the place. Now I am constantly chasing behind her.

The average age for walking is between 9 - 17 months. Any delays beyond that should be cause for concern.

Reichal - posted on 05/12/2010

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My son was born on Feb 11th and he is running everywhere. I was told it is because he is around older kids and we try not to carry him everywhere. I am not sure if you only have 1 kid or not. Not to worry though I wish sometimes that mine still just layed there. haha. He crawled last night and looked at me and laughed as if he was wondering what he was doing. Some kids do things at a dlowerrate. he might not be walking yet but he could be doing something else better than most kids his age.

Nicole - posted on 05/12/2010

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babies will walk when they are ready to, you cant make him get up and walk, And him clapping is a sign that he is proud of himself, and if you keep encouraging him, I bet he will pick it right up. I found with my 15 month old son that having him around other children his age that are walking, really helped!

Emma - posted on 05/11/2010

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dw my son only started walking a month ago he was a really late bloomer he started crawling at 11 months an hes 15 months now

Danielle - posted on 05/11/2010

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My daughter will be 15 months on the 23rd and still isnt walking or standing alone. She just went to the doctor and she said its because she is affraid to fall. Just to give her time and work with her. EVERY child is different. Dont worry. Just let your baby develope at his own pace :)

Evelyn - posted on 05/11/2010

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My daughter is now 15 months and she still aint walking she wont even stand by herself unless its against something she wont even attempt to take steps herself i feel the same when people say "she must be running all over the place by now" or "is she walking yet" people say to me she will in her own time i know this but she has friends a week or 2 younger and they are all running about lol

CJ - posted on 05/11/2010

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Some babies don't start walking until up to 18 months. My daughter was born feb 15 09, she was an early walker, she started at 9 months...but me and all my siblings didn't walk till over a year, and my neice was 18 months when she took her first step. If you're that concerned, bring it up to your doctor. I know my cousin's baby had trouble walking when she started, cuz she had weak ankels, the dr had them get her shoes that had hard bottoms and supported her ankles better and she did great. where as my daughter had trouble walking in shoes, especially hard soled ones for the first couple months she was walking...every baby is different.

Tina - posted on 05/11/2010

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Feb 19th baby (3rd) and she preferrs to walk on her knees....LOL...She does take many steps but is more confident on her knees...

Su-Lyn - posted on 05/11/2010

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I'm with u!! my boy still does not know how to walk yet.. But really, I do not expect him to do so just yet. My older son starts walking only at 16 mths.... so am assuming he will take after his elder brother on this..

Ruth - posted on 05/10/2010

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Hi there,
My daughter born 28 Feb walked on her 1st birthday. She was supposed to be a pre-mie but I ended up keeping her in the tummy for 2+ weeks till it was past 36 wks to deliver. Apart from a mild case of reflux (GERD) and bladder reflux (she's on a daily dose for antibiotics for 2 yrs), she's OK.
However! There are other milestones which she hasn't achieved yet like saying words apart from Mama and Papa.
I know of boys who didn't walk till they were 18 + mths but were doing other things already. So hang in there! He may just surprise you one day :)

Kelli - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son was born Feb. 14th and just started walking last week. He did the same just taking a few steps and then stopping and sitting down. I made a big deal whenever he made a step. Then one or two step became 5 or 6. Good Luck!

Andrea - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son was born on the 9th and he will not walk either! he's pulling himself up on things all the time now, but not walking. I think he figures he can get where he wants to by crawling really fast! I don't like how people keep asking me if he's walking yet either. My friend's son who was born in Janurary '09, has been walking since he was 9 months old! I just think of it as getting to savor holding my son longer than those who are already walking!

Elaine - posted on 05/10/2010

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my lil 14mth son born 9th feb, didn't start walking til a week after his 1yr old bday..u cud c tho dat he wanted to walk bcoz he was walking the couches, tables etc at quite a young age, but he jus wouldn't let go..and then 1 particular night my partner an i jus let em go an walk between us an he was away..they all walk at different times..don't stress urself out too much..my older son 14yrs old started walkin 9 an hlf months..ur duin a gr8 job and that all dat matters..thanx :)

Chelsea - posted on 05/10/2010

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My little girl was born feb. 26 and is 14 months old and hasn't seemed interested in walking until a few days ago. She has stood on her own a few times for 30 sec. or less, and will let us help her walk, but doesn't seem to want to go herself. I am in no hurry! She'll get there!

Laura - posted on 05/10/2010

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Well quite frankly I'm worried cause my 15th month old is not walking by herself. She will however walk with someone as long as she is holding their hand. Just be happy that he is taking a couple of steps on his own, that is a start.

Emily - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son walked right at a year. His cousin (who was born exactly 2 months before) did not walk until he was about 15 months, but has just taken off!!! I would not worry, they have till 18 months to hit this milestone without worry!!!

Benyli - posted on 05/10/2010

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enjoy your time with him, don't worry every baby develops at different stage and time. My girl was born on the 27th of Feb. She walks now & just figured out that she can run too. She started walking at 11 months. Now she doesn't want to be in her stroller or be carried.....

Yuliya - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son is 5 days younger and takes his time as well. He is being very cautions. I know that he can do more than just a couple of steps but he finds it safer to hold to my legs or something else. He started crawling at 12 months. I would not worry too much. They will start walking independently sooner or later.

Jamela - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son was born Feb8th and he has been walking since he was 9 months. ignore peple that are asking you that every child has their own growth. my son has not said a word yet he still babbles

Michaela - posted on 05/10/2010

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my little boy Maxwell was born on the 15th feb and still isn't walking hes only just started pushing his walker a little then lets go n starts to crawl again although last week he stood up on his own for a few seconds got so excited n waving his hands in the air that he fell down lol ....

Kerry - posted on 05/10/2010

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chloe will be 15 months on the 15th of this month. she started walkin at 10 months. she practically runs everywhere now! !

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Hiya there - I haven't read all the comments, but just wanted to say that my daughter was born 13 Feb 2009 and she is not walking. She is barely standing!! She bum shuffles though, so seems to be happy shuffling. My son was 17 months before he walked, so I am not worried. Just enjoy it, because when they start to walk it's HARD WORK!!! :-)) Don't worry, everyone does it in their own time.

Chrissy - posted on 05/10/2010

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my 15mnth old daughter born 1st feb isnt walkin on her own yet, shel walk a good distance holdin both your hands but if u let go of one shes not confident to continue and most of the time she puts herself down n crawls to where she wants to go, shel sometimes stand on her own but nothing else, iv been goin mad wondering why she hasnt started yet but iv heard of so many people around me saying their wee ones didnt start till around now or even as late as 18mnths! duno if this is any help to you but ur not alone in worrying :)

Rebecca - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son also just wanted to take a couple steps on his then start crawling. It wasn't until my husband handed our son one end of his belt and held onto the other end. My husband walked around the room with our son following him. Then our son decided he was confident enough to walk on his own and didn't even realized he had let go of the belt. Now our son walks everywhere.

Dena - posted on 05/10/2010

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I don't really want to use my baby as an example (as she had to walk very early to keep up with her older sisters), but you shouldn't be too concerned. Try using a storage tote (like a 40 gallon tub from Wal-Mart) and putting it a few steps away from the couch. That gives them practice and confidence at a close distance, then move it further and further away (and it has rounded edges and it's flexible not hard so it's safer than a coffee table). Have you used a walker of any kind? I bought my first child a stroller and she pushed it as she learned to take steps.

Sheri - posted on 05/10/2010

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My boy was 15 months yesterday but he's been walking since he was 9 months...he is now running.

Anne - posted on 05/10/2010

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my little boy will hold on to everyones hand but when you stop he stops and crawls crawls fast though and when he walks with you he breaks into a run hell do it all in good time

Nina - posted on 05/09/2010

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No worries... my son. born on the 14th of Feb. still isn't walking either. He climbs and cruises, and can get anywhere in the house he wants. I'm not worried, and you shouldn't be, either. Sounds like your son is doing everything else he should be at this point. Some kids are just slower than others at some things. I think both our boys will walk when they're ready.

Cassandra - posted on 05/09/2010

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My son is 15 months old today (February 9) and he started walking at 10 and a half months. He has moved past the walking stage and is into full blown running! He's my little monkey! :)

Elisha - posted on 05/09/2010

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Hi there i have twins born 18th feb (2 months early) Grace twin1 is walking but Mia twin2 isnt even looking like it they all do things at different times i dont think u have anything 2 worry about he is showing sign it may take a few wekks but he will indeed walk good luck n ur doing a great job xo

Debra - posted on 05/09/2010

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My lil girl born 19th Feb has been walking really well since 11 months old but I know a few kids that started walking at 17 months so your beating them ;) hahaha

Debra - posted on 05/09/2010

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My lil girl born 19th Feb has been walking really well since 11 months old but I know a few kids that started walking at 17 months so your beating them ;) hahaha

Sarah - posted on 05/08/2010

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People always tell you the way things should be, but guess what, every kid is different. My son started walking at 9 months... and he started the same way. Like they say... Baby steps, my son would stand up, wait 30 seconds then sit and clap, then he would stand again. Then he started clinging to furniture, and only crawled to get from one piece to another.

No 2 are alike, and that is the best, they are full of surprises. *S* My nephew didn't walk until he was 15 or 16 months, army crawled everywhere. *S*

Kelly - posted on 05/08/2010

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My daughter started walking a week after her first birthday. Two of my friends have babies that close in age (one is two days younger and the other is about a month and half younger). Both of them walked before my daughter but she rolled over first. One of them crawled before her to I think. Ashlyn is now running and walking like a pro, she has the toddler walk down to a science. It sounds like you'r son is well on his way, I am sure it will happen any day now. :)

Jamie - posted on 05/08/2010

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They are all different, my son was born on the 27 of feb and started taking a couple of steps at 8 months and then at 9 months he really took off.

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my lil girls walking now shes just 15months and started exactly the same way as your lil man. my first daughter didnt walk till nearly 16months shes now 9 years old so dont worry he,s doin perfect in a couple of weeks he'll take off.xxx

Donna - posted on 05/08/2010

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Keilidh was born on friday the 13th of Feb. She was walking just before christmas (10 months). But she was sitting up herself at 4 and a half months, and crawling by 6. She seems to do everything in a hurry. She's running at full speed everywhere she goes now, and she certainly keeps me active as she's really fast! I shouldn't worry at the moment, he's doing a couple of steps so there's nothing physically wrong! I had a little pushalong v tech walker for my little girl, and she used this for about a week, then was off on her own. The momentum that it kept up really encouraged her, do you have one? I don't know if he has older siblings, but this can be a factor. My friend has 3 kids and her youngest didn't walk until she was 2, as she would just point to whatever she wanted and her older brother and sister would just go and get it for her....so she had no need to walk at all!

Emma - posted on 05/08/2010

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My daughter was born 16th feb, she started to walk when she was 12.5 months. She took 2 steps and then she was gone, shes very stable now n walks everywhere! I'm sure your son will do the same in his own time!

Jen - posted on 05/08/2010

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Mine was born 2/20/09 and he's also only taking a step or two and only when I'm right in front of him, then he kind of dives at me.

He cruises fine around the furniture and walks like a pro if someone is holding his hands. I think at this point for him crawling is just faster and easier. Guess he figures why do things the hard way :)

He didn't crawl until about 10 months either. I had to stop getting things he wanted for him and give him a reason to move.

Don't let other people bother you, likely they're just curious(and totally unaware of when things are supposed to happen). I don't think there is a problem unless they don't by 1 1/2.

Claire - posted on 05/08/2010

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I wouldn't worry kids will walk (& do everything else) in their own time. My elder daughter didn't walk until she was 20 months, but once she did there was no stopping her!!!! There is a 2 year 9 month gap between mine & by the time my 2nd child arrived she wasn't even using her buggy. As for everyone else's comments, no-one will ask your son in a job interview when he learned to walk!

Also over here in England there are no real concerns raised unless a child isn't walking until they reach 2 years.

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