At what age did your child(ren) walk?

Mary - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




My oldest daughter was walking by her 1st birthday yet my 14 month old still isn't. She will walk holding onto things and even holding your hands and some holding just 1 hand but she refuses to even stand alone, what can I do or did anyone else have this problem?


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Bethanie - posted on 02/09/2010




My son didn't walk until he was 12 1/2 months but took his "first steps" at 10 months. He also didn't crawl until he was 12 months, never "cruised" around furniture, was very lazy about pulling himself up until he was almost 13 months and it took him a little while to figure out transitions between sitting to standing, etc. Now, at 19 months, he does everything a child his age should (though he's still not very good with stairs or climbing) and he has a very extensive vocabulary! Like everyone else said, EVERY child is different and has his own strengths/weaknesses.

Amber - posted on 02/09/2010




My daughter walked at 10 months yet the little girl I daycare didn't start to walk till 19 months! Both girls are normal and smart. I have heard that if a child doesn't walk by two years, you can start being concerned, so no worries!

Jo - posted on 02/09/2010




My 1st was 18 months.2nd 16 months.3rd 10 months.4th 15 months.5th 16 months.6th 17 months.They were all different.They were just busy doing other things,it didn't seem to interest them.I worried about it with my 1st,cos he was my 1st and cos 18 months is late,but he got there,just like the others did,so when 6 was a late walker too I didn't stress too much.

April - posted on 02/09/2010




9 1/2 months our son started walking but hes 18 months and has jsut started with a few words.. all children do their own thing!!!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/09/2010




Every child is different! If the doctors aren't concerned then you shouldn't worry either. My two oldest girls were completely walking on their own at 8 months. My son was walking at 6 months which was completely insane, and my youngest daughter didn't start walking till 10-11 months. She was my stubborn one with everything! She is 14 months now and still only says mama and dada.LOL I am in no hurry though because she is my last baby and it just makes her my baby for that much longer. Enjoy the time of not having to chase after her and have her be so independent. As long as she's getting the practice holding on to things she should do fine. I have also seen a lot of babies hide that they can walk when they know they're being watched. Maybe that's the case with your little angel?!?!

Susan - posted on 02/08/2010




Every child is different and goes at his or her own pace. Lily started walking, assisted at 7 months and took off like a bullet on her own at 9 months. Enjoy not having to chase her around ;)

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Both of mine walked at 9 months.

I heard somewhere that the national average age that babies begin walking is actually 13 months, though, so if that's true, then I would say it's pretty common to reach 14 months with no walking.

Tara - posted on 02/08/2010




Remember that every child does develop at thier own rate!! My daugher walked early at around 8 months while a cousin of hers, born the same month, didnt take his first steps till 16 months!! Celebrate your childs individuality and be thankfull you precious girl isnt yet running from you !!!

Kelly - posted on 02/08/2010




Don't think of it as a problem. She's just taking her time. I have a hard time doing this myself, but don't compare your children. My two boys are completely opposite, one's brilliant, the other is pretty average, one is small the other is off the charts, one likes cars-the other's very hard not to compare, but they are 2 different individuals. As long as your #2 is putting weight on her legs she's healthy and normal. I have a friend who has 3 kids who didn't walk until they were 17 months. Just be patient with her. It'll happen.

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