At what age did your baby start walking?

Valerie - posted on 06/10/2010 ( 216 moms have responded )

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My Daughter is just a little over 10 months and is almost walking on her own! I find this young, how old was your baby when they stared walking on their own? Just curious!

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SIMONA - posted on 06/13/2010

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7days b4 her 1st birthday it was cute!!!....My friends bby started walkin @ 9months

DD - posted on 06/13/2010

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I don't remember when my 16 yr old started walking, but I know he was 9 months when he lowered himself out of his crib, walked down the hallway, scooted down the basement stairs on his little butt and found me doing laundry in the basement -------- scared me to death! -- He was supposed to be down for his nap and allowing me "MY" time to catch up on housework! I always kept the dangerous steps blocked off (door knob cover, barrel bolt and gate!!) -- but had taken everything off since he was "safe" in his crib!! Evidently didn't get the door shut either (carrying laundry basket on my way down) because he was actually too short to manipulate the knob!! As some of the other moms said -- it was scary because he had no fear or understanding of danger so we had to be right with him all the time --- had to move him into a toddler bed because of his climbing over the rails!! My 7 yr old didn't walk until right around a year -- it was SSSOOOOOOO much better! My Sister-In-Law was so concerned because my nephew was so far behind his cousin in talking that she spoke to her ped ---- the doctor asked about his walking/climbing activities --- he was FAR ahead of his cousin in those areas -- the talking cousin could hardly sit in a chair without falling on his head -- whereas his cousin was climbing, balancing, walking, and running like a little monkey ---- Doc said it was very typical for kids to "concentrate' on one area or the other -- some do take a balanced approach, but many excell in one category to the detriment of the other. He told her not to worry about it -- they would eventually both get it all mastered and he was correct!

Jerlisa - posted on 06/13/2010

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My son is 8 months old and he is already walking. I was amazed when he did.

Chasity - posted on 06/13/2010

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Yep! And, I watch those same kids --- who are now 5 y.o. running around playing together and you can't tell who walked at 9 months and who walked at 19 months! :-) It's very true.

Candi - posted on 06/13/2010

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My oldest could hold onto things and walk at 7 months, but refused to walk on his own until he was almost 11 months, my daughter was 8 months and my youngest was just under a year. Her brother and sister would carry her everywhere, so she never had a chance to walk. lol

Rose - posted on 06/13/2010

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Every bqby is different! My oldest walked at 10 months, my second at 11 months, my third at 16 months. Some walk as early as 9 months. What she is doing is normal for her.

Amanda - posted on 06/13/2010

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my first son was just under 10 months and my 2nd son started the week before his first birthday, my daughter walked across at 10 months then didn't walk again till she was 1 :)

Chasity - posted on 06/13/2010

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Both of my kids' walked at just under 10 months. It is on the young side. I used to run a playgroup, so I've been around more kids than I can count. I've seen kids' walk anywhere from 9 to 19 months! Congratulations on the mile-stone :-)

Emma - posted on 06/13/2010

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my daughter was also 10 months but she didnt crawl, my son who is younger did crawl and so was 11.5 months before he started. But then i also know someone whos daughter didnt even start trying to walk till she was 18 months. each kid is different

Jennifer - posted on 06/13/2010

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My girls both walked around 8 1/2 months and they crawled around 4 months old. However I used to keep babies that sometimes wouldn't be walking until past a year old. Because my girls are twins we couldn't hold them both all the time which meant early on they were used to be down on a blanket an encouraged to be autonomous. They walked when they were ready, yours will too!

Sandra - posted on 06/13/2010

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My son was about 6 months when he started pulling himself up and standing by himself. It was not long before he was walking.
He has always wanted to be a step ahead of where he was and is still like that today.

Alison - posted on 06/13/2010

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I have 3 sons, the first walked just after he was 10 months , the second just before he was ten months and the third at 16 months! All are healthy and have no structural deformaties from walking at very young/old ages. The third is very double jointed and I think that his joints weren't strong enough for him to walk any earlier. I've know kids walking as young as 9 months. There's no set age so don't worry. My boys are all grown up now at 20,18 and 16 so I think and detrimental effects of their walking would have shown by now.

Mindy - posted on 06/13/2010

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I don't think that is young at all. My oldest daughter was walking at 9 months. Most of her milestones were very early. She had all her teeth by 6 months, off the bottle at 10 months and out of the crib at 11 months..

Alicia - posted on 06/13/2010

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My daughter started walking with furniture at 6 months old and totally alone @ 9 months.

Nunya - posted on 06/13/2010

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My daughter was 91/2 months when she started walking. It is early, but she's 5 now and doesn't appear to have any affects from being an ealry walker. Other than also being an early climber and getting a few bumps and bruises earlier. Every child is different. Unless your dr. is concerned i wouldn't worry about it too much.

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My first walked on her own at 9mo. old. The next 13 mo. and the last at 11 mo. old. Every child is so different! You never know what you're going to get.

Sima - posted on 06/13/2010

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Robin was tearing around our little market in a walker when she was 8 months old. By the time she was ten months, she was walking on her own. Then, one day when she was 18-months, she learned how to climb out of her crib alone AND how to open her seat belt. That was the last day I had a peaceful cup of coffee for quite a few years!

Anne - posted on 06/13/2010

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my daughter 15 months, my son 12 months and my grandson 9 months. Babies walk when they are ready it depends on their weight, level of muscle control and confidence.

Tarah - posted on 06/13/2010

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my daughter was 9months and it took her 2 weeks to perfect it into a run lol busy :P

Danielle - posted on 06/13/2010

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hello my daughter was 15 months when she started walking as she was a lazy baby my friend little boy was eight n half months old so dont worry it just shows she a very clever girl x

Sarah - posted on 06/13/2010

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Hi, my daughter was walking at ten months, and after my three boys walking at just over a year this was a bit of a shock

Thelma - posted on 06/12/2010

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My oldest daughter was 11 mths and my youngest was 16mths and now they are grown up and one is 18 and the other 15 and there has been no difference in their learning ability so they do it when they want to

Sherri - posted on 06/12/2010

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For real Genie? Now that early I have never heard of. Completely walking without holding on to anything. Able to stand up and walk, walk?

Noelle - posted on 06/12/2010

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My son started walking at the end of nine months every baby is different my daughter is over a year and still is not walking

Emily - posted on 06/12/2010

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First daughter at 11 months, and my second daughter 11-12 months, but started taking off really good after she was 13 months. She had some ear problems, so after we got tubes put in her ears she took off.

Ashlie - posted on 06/12/2010

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My daughter, born 2 mo. early, started walking maybe a week or so before turning 14 months.:) (By this I mean she was walking well. She had been taking steps for quite a while before that but I didn't consider only a few steps as 'walking'.)

Tina - posted on 06/12/2010

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my son walked at 14 months though he was 2 months early and his first steps were exactly one year from his original due date!!!!

Sue - posted on 06/12/2010

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John - 9 months, Lori - 12 months, Joni - 12 months, Phillip - 9 months, Patti - 13 months, grandson John - 8 months

Jennifer - posted on 06/12/2010

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well at about eight or nine months she took her first steps then when she was 10 months she was walking around the apartment. Even her cousin, who's two weeks younger than her started walking about the same time.

Tracey - posted on 06/12/2010

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at nine months, she was to lazy to crawl and would use only 1 arm and leg so just got up

Sheldon - posted on 06/12/2010

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first was 10 months, 2nd 11 months, 3rd 14 months and yongest was 9 months and lookes SO tiny

Angie - posted on 06/12/2010

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well my little girl was 11 months when she started walking, but i hear they can start walking as early as 8 mnths

Brenda - posted on 06/12/2010

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12 mos my first son on his b-day I bought him the best shoes I could and he took off running in the shoe store. my other son was slower about 15 mos. It seems from what I hear boys are generally slower in development than girls.

Laura - posted on 06/12/2010

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My boy first took steps on his own at about 11 months by a few weeks after his first birthday he was flat out! He's 14 months now and can run pretty fast for a little one is very stable now

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