Jenni - posted on 07/04/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My fiance keeps freaking out over the fact that our one year old son doesn't yet know how to walk on his own, and knows only five words.
He had his first two words down at 7.5 months old (mama, and dada). Soon after, he learned Nana (my MIL), Bubba (what my fiance calls him), and boo (from peek-a-boo). He's also been working on anma (Grandma, for my mom). He will also try to mimick words that we say, but he hasn't gotten any down, even if we repeat them for a few months (like kitty, doggie, cup, etc.). Oh, and he makes the pitches for "uh-oh!" but doesn't actually say it.
As for walking, he's done the hand holding bit since 3 months. He had his first steps at 7.5, but it happened in a lunging kind of fashion. He still does the cruising thing, which he loves, but won't walk out in the open without a hand, and we only just got him to take just the one. He'll reluctantly take the two or three steps between us, but only a couple of times, and won't go anywhere else, unless there is something to hold on.