How old was your baby when they started to walk?

User - posted on 09/11/2012 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My son will be 6 months on the 17th and he is already scooting off the couch to stand on the floor. I fear it won't be long until he is trying to take those first steps.... My poor house isn't ready for this :(

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Mandi - posted on 09/14/2012

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Jessica, often they say that early walkers are very athletic. I have seen this with both my boys. My one son that walked by 9 1/2 months, starting riding his bike with no training wheels at less than 3 1/2 years. And my now 8 year old is extremely driven so it makes sense why he walked so early.

Mary - posted on 09/13/2012

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My 24 year old daughter was 8 mo when she started, her older brother was 10 mo... such a proud mom I was. Later I learned it is one of the indications of ADHD. Not saying all early walkers are ADHD, just glad I was wise to face the facts when they were given to me. Both kids went through college on athletic scholarships and both are doing very well as adults.

Aresia - posted on 09/13/2012

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My son was pulling up on everthing at 5 months. He was crawl sprinting at 6 months. I thought he was going to walk really early. But he didn't start really taking steps until 13 months and sprinting at 14 months.

Mandi - posted on 09/11/2012

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My son took his first steps the day after he turned 8 months. Start to get your house ready now!

Katherine - posted on 09/11/2012

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10 months. My daughters both walked at the same age. It's not uncommon though for them to start earlier.

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Cathy - posted on 09/20/2012

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One day out of the blue, my 8 month old daughter(in her new party shoes)got up and walked across the room. She liked the way the shoes sounded on the hardwood floor. She never actually "walked" after that, as she pretty much RAN everywhere.

User - posted on 09/18/2012

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***update*** my 6 month old does not understand the word no, but has indeed started to take his first steps. 4 steps total then bam fell on his butt. I thought I had another 4 months....at least!!! Lord save me!

Gale - posted on 09/18/2012

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Mine was a week before 10 month and then the day he hit 10 month he started to run, and hasn't stop since :s

User - posted on 09/18/2012

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Both were so close when they reacjed their first birthdays. Oldest daughter actually walked across the room at her first bday party. My youngest walked about a week and a half after her first bday.

Angela - posted on 09/17/2012

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1st child - 13 months

2nd child - 10 months

3rd child - 14 months

4th child - 11 months



It varies and it's not a race with other kids the same age. My oldest was well over 1 year old when he walked although he'd crawled very fast and skilfully since he was 4 months old.

Ann - posted on 09/16/2012

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my eldest daughter was 14months old when she started to walk,and my youngest was 9 months old....

Lynn - posted on 09/15/2012

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One was 11 months and the second was 9 months. We used walkers back then so maybe it strengthened their walking muscles lol.

Kate - posted on 09/15/2012

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My 3rd and youngest was walking around furniture at 6 months but didn't walk unaided until 10 months. Just be ready for whenever it may happen because he obviously wants to be walking around just like you ;)

Sally - posted on 09/15/2012

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My oldest could at 10 months, but she she was afraid and didn't think she could. She used to chase me across the yard crying that she couldn't walk without holding my hands. At 14 months her daddy bribed her with pizza and she figured it out. My youngest was desperate to walk by 7 or 8 months, but didn't have the balance until about 13 months.

Heather - posted on 09/15/2012

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My son was 9 1/2 months old when he started walking. 5 months he was doing the army crawl. 6 1/2 months he was full on crawling. 10 months old, he was running.

Jennifer - posted on 09/15/2012

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Post a reply!I have three kids all of which walked early 5mths, 7mths and 8mths. They were on the move I had to baby proof a little early then expected!

User - posted on 09/15/2012

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Usually it is 9 to 15 months if ure kid is starting at 6 months it probably means he is getting a head start. I am sure it is fine the only thing I am worried about is them growing up too fast!!

Lacye - posted on 09/15/2012

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My daughter started walking on her own at 13 months. I have a couple of great nieces that have started to walk at 8 months though. It all just depends on the child.

Maria - posted on 09/15/2012

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I am an old mom, but my 4 daughters started to walk at different ages, between 11 months to 14 months. It seems girls are faster learners than boys at that age. If your son is not heavy, he will probably be walking very soon. Good Luck, make sure you lock the drawers and the plugs, and don't leave any cords hanging........

Lady Heather - posted on 09/12/2012

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21 months. LOL. My nearly 11 month old hasn't attempted yet, but she is a lot more mobile than her big sister was so I'm thinking she'll be walking sometime in the not too distant future. At her age my first didn't move at all and couldn't get up into a sitting position on her own. I actually find having a baby that can move very stressful. It was stressful to have the non-mover because I thought she had a problem, but now that I have a mover I'm paranoid about her killing herself. She has no fear. The only reason she doesn't walk is her poorly proportioned body does not allow it. Haha.

Adrienne - posted on 09/12/2012

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My oldest child to walk was 19 months when he walked. He was fine, just oh so careful. My others have been 17 months, two walked at 14 months, one at 12 months, and my 11 month old is just starting to let go, so I don't imagine it'll be long before he's taking steps. They all move at a different pace, and while moving sooner means less to carry all the time, walking later means they understand cause and effect and the meaning of 'no' so much better!

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