what age did your child start walking???

Kerrie - posted on 04/11/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )




my daughter is 16 months and she is thinking about walking but not doing it yet and i was just wandering what age everyone elses started walking x


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My girls took their first steps at 10.5 months and were walking well w/in a few weeks. My son took his first step at 9 months and was walking well about a month or 6 weeks later. I didn't walk til 18 months though.

Maria - posted on 04/14/2011




12.5 months My friends daughter is your girls age and not quite there yet either. It will happen

Stifler's - posted on 04/14/2011




Logan was a year old. We had his first birthday then the next day he started walking.

Kristian - posted on 04/14/2011




My daughter skipped crawling altogether. I think the tile floors hurt her knees. She began walking at 10 months with a bribe from her dad, Pepsi! Don't worry, all kids have their own schedules.

Sharon - posted on 04/14/2011




9.5mths on his own, he was cruising at 8mths. He wanted to walk way before he could crawl, he was never happy in one place.

Peita - posted on 04/14/2011




My first was 14 months, my 2nd was 12 1/2 months, my 3rd was 14 1/2 months, I have a friend who's little boy started walking at 8 months and my nephew started when he was 19 months, they all get there eventually :-)

User - posted on 04/13/2011




My daughter took her first steps at 14 months but didn't start walking all of the time until 15 months. I felt the same way as you because all of my friends children started walking earlier... If your daughter's pediatrician isn't worried than there is nothing for you to worry about. They do things when they are ready!

Jenni - posted on 04/12/2011




I have a family of early walkers.

My SD was 11 months.

My son was 10.5 months. He cruised furniture at 7 months.

My daughter just turned 11 months yesterday and we're still waiting on her. Although a few days ago I got her to take one step towards me. ;) She cruised furniture at 9 months.

But don't be discouraged some children don't walk until around 18 months. I think some *can* but are just content with their current method of transportation (ie: crawling, cruising).

My SD was universally rounded in her fine motor skills, gross motor skills and cognitive skills.

My son was advanced in his gross motor skills. His fine motor skills were a little behind. His cognitive skills were a bit slower than my SDs. She's always been more clear in language skills but my son is a year yonger than her and learned his ABCs, numbers, shapes, colours etc. by his 2nd birthday. She is 3 1/2 now and still struggles with them.

My SD could climb up on furiture and out of her crib at 9 months but my son who crawled at 6 months (she crawled at 8 months) couldn't climb up on furniture until 18 months.

My daughter is very advanced in her fine motor skills and cognitive skills but is way behind my other two in her gross motor skills.

So they're all so different!!! Don't be discouraged if they are a little late on the curve in one area because they are usually ahead in another area. :)

Bonnie - posted on 04/12/2011




Both my children were walking by 11-12 months. It can take til 18 months for some babies to start walking and til 2 years old to perfect it.

Blackwood - posted on 04/12/2011




walking starts at all different ages. I was about 9 months, my son was 10 months. My sister was 19 months, her daughter was 11 months and my mom was 18 months. Unless the doc gives you a reason to worry, then don't. Before you know it not only will she be walking, but running and climbing. Every child does things at different times.

Cheyenne - posted on 04/11/2011




my son was 11 1/2 months old when he was fully walking by himself. 10 1/2 months with support

Tee - posted on 04/11/2011




My oldest was furniture walking at 6 months and running around on his own by 7 months. My middle was walking at 13 months (12 months adjusted) and my baby started walking at 16 months (14 months adjusted) although she knew how to walk at 14 months when she took her first 5 steps but would not do it again until 2 months later.

Becky - posted on 04/11/2011




Both my girls (now 2 & 4) started walking at 9mo. My nephew however didn't start walking until almost 18mo (he's 2 now also), and he never really crawled it was more of a monkey crawl on his butt and fists. I attribute my children walking that early to not having given them any bouncers/confining toys and to having 2 cats around, which they wanted to chase. My nephew was always in a bouncer or propped up with pillows on the couch, and rarely allowed to play on the floor since his mother couldn't reach the floor very well.
I wouldn't worry about it. Just watch out, my friend's kid took his time getting ready to walk, then one day just decided it was time and took off running (no cruising around furniture and no warning to baby-proof the house from a walking toddler).

Elfrieda - posted on 04/11/2011




My son will be 16 months next week and he just started walking. He'll walk between people if they are not too far apart and they're cheering for him, but he definitely still prefers crawling for getting around the house. It's kind of strange when it seems like all the other babies are walking at 10, 11, or 12 months.

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