How long does it take a baby to walk?

Gretchen - posted on 11/29/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Once you're baby could walk on their own, how long did it take before they weren't unsteady anymore?

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Tabby - posted on 11/30/2010

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My daughter was a weird one. She started cruising on things when she was 7 months old. She took her first steps at 9 months but it was only 4 or 5 steps at a time and then she'd go back to cruising. About a week ago (day she turned 10 months) she woke up in the morning I set her on the floor to make her sippy, I turned around, and she was walking out of the room... I just stood there and stared lol I've never seen her fall though... I have a baby book that says how your baby learns to walk is linked to how others in your family learned (my sister learned the same way my daughter did). In the same book it says that kids can be unsteady until around 2 or 3 when they finally master the "heel toe" way of walking.

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Bonnie - posted on 11/30/2010

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Both of my boys started walking at around 10 months. By closer to 12 months was when they perfected it. It can take til 18 months before a baby starts to walk.

Fallon - posted on 11/29/2010

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It is so different from kid to kid. My 1st child was 7 months old when he could walk by himself steadily and by 8 months he was running. My 2nd child is almost 10 months now and is still not walking.

Callie - posted on 11/29/2010

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My daughter started walking at 10 months. By 1 yr. she was walking pretty steady and running. Don't get me wrong she still falls down multiple times a day but its not every 5 minutes. Although when she's tired she looks like a drunk stumbling around lol!

Tiffany - posted on 11/29/2010

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I have read that kids are not completely steady and ballanced on their feet until age 4 or 5. They are still growing and with every inch they have to readjust to walking different! My little girl started walking arounf 11 months and now at 14 months is doing grat, but still wobbly!

Meg - posted on 11/29/2010

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i think it is when the child is ready to walk then they will walk.my daughter walked at 1 years old.

Keshia - posted on 11/29/2010

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my son started walking around furniture by 5 months but was so stubborn to do it on his own he didnt until 2 days before his first birthday then by a week he was a pro he still trips every once and awhile he doesnt pay attention to things on the ground but hes just about 16 months now

September - posted on 11/29/2010

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Our son started walking at 10 months and was pretty steady after about 2 weeks of walking independently. However it does vary from child to child.

Kimberly - posted on 11/29/2010

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My daughter (now almost 5) started walking when she was 11 months old and was walking good and running by the time she was 14 months old...She was getting into EVERYTHING!!! I keep saying that I cant wait for my son (8 months) to start walking and then I have flashbacks lol. It just really depends on the child and their growth and development...Most of the time, within the next couple months (after theyre used to the falling, etc.) they are more steady and stable.

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