My baby is turning 1 next week. Question about walking...

SHANNON - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi. My babygirl is about to turn a year old next week. I was just wondering what age your child started walking?

She will stand herself up... But she falls if she lets go. So, she isn't standing by herself yet. Is she on a good timeline, or is she behind?

Thanks,
Shannon

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SHANNON - posted on 02/17/2010

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Thank you to all who have answered. You have all been very helpful and I feel a lot better... Thank you.

Monica - posted on 02/17/2010

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she is fine. my son didn't walk til he was 13 months old. You could help her out by letting her walk while holding your hands, and getting her one of those walker things that roll. My son didn't want to walk for awhile. That was just out of stubborness! I finally just took him outside and he walked just fine cause he didnt want to get his hands dirty LOL

Tenneshia - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son started walking at 11mths...He had been standing alone since he was 9mths but wouldnt walk. He would walk along the furniture and the wall and anything else he could hold on to. On the 15th of January he picked up one of his favorite toys and he would throw it and go get it and he kept doing that until he was walking. But they say that most babies dont start walking till 12-16 months. I wouldnt stress it. you can get her one of those walking toys that should really help.

Amy - posted on 02/17/2010

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she seems to be right where most are at that age. My son crawled at 4 months (VERY early), and at 6 months standing along things, at 8 months walking along things , and by 10 or so he was running along things, but refused to walk by himself. at about 13 months he finally took his first steps by himself, on a cruise when he saw several other little people walking around.

Every child will develop differently, my son, at 21 months still isn't really talking, but he's a little monkey!

Also, from what I've been told if she's at home all day she may crawl/walk later because she doesn't see others her age/size doing it.

I agree, once she starts walking she'll start getting into even more things! At 21 months we need to keep what we don't want our so to get at locked up!

Jenifer - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son is 6 and he pulled himself up to standing at 10 months and did not walk until almost 17 months old. He did have a gross motor delay along with many others. My doctor said don't be worried unless he does not walk by 18 months. His other issues were picked up later when he was still struggling to walk at 2 and wasn't talking, we had him evaluated at 2, by Early On.

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Mine starting walking a couple weeks after her first birthday.

Just be glad she isn't yet..you'll be on the go all the time when she does start walking.

Amber - posted on 02/17/2010

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Every baby is different, sounds to me like shes close, my son was 14 months before he started walking.....and hes 16 months now...She will walk:)

Corinn - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son, who is now 10 years old didnt start walking until after his first birthday. He never took a step. He had a walker wich he wouldn't move in. He would only bounce in it. He could stand unassisted but he wouldn't walk he would just laugh at us..lol Then we bought him a small basketball hoop for his first birthday, He took one ball in each hand and took off running across the room. We where so shocked to see him run when he had never took a step.



I also have a 17 month old baby girl. She started taking steps @ 9 months and was walking by 10 months. She was a little unstable at first so we got her the orthopedic shoes. Not expensive ones, just the little white ones from payless and by the end of the 10th month she was walking really good.



Every baby is different. Just keep encouraging her. Maybe have her walk towards her favorite toy and getting her some shoes for stability will help.



Good Luck:O) Be Blessed!

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