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When did the little ones close to you start walking? Today I learned that each and every one of my workmates has a kid who started walking at 2 months old. Ok, may not that early, but definitely before Jimmy has started. I'm very aware that each baby has his own timeline and that Jimmy's just fine, I was just wondering what the stats were here.
ETA....just as I finished typing this, Jimmy woke up from his little couch nap and was right next to Geoffie and, he woke up saying "kitty kitty kitty"....so I think he's all brains, just not a jock. :grin:
DJ did everything early, so I don't think he's a good child to use as a yard stick. He was hyper-tonic, so all those milestones happened fast. (Which just means his musculature developed faster than normal babies his age. We have a picture of DJ lifting his head while Walt's holding him on the day he was born. It's supposed to be an early indicator of ADHD.) DJ went from crawling to cruising to walking independently within a 2 week period at about 8 months old.
My DMIL told me recently that my DH didn't walk until he was about 18 months. He was fat, cute, and the only grandbaby, so they passed him around until someone asked DMIL when he'd taken his first step and she realized he still hadn't.
I know you use the sling a lot, so just be sure to give him some floor time every evening to explore and try to entice him with some goodies. (DJ didn't take his first steps for me. He walked his first two steps to DH's friend, Jane. She had really long hair and DJ wanted to get his hands on it. )
And keep in mind - every baby does things in his own time. The earlier they walk, the earlier they get into more and bigger trouble. Your life is easier right now!
I have 5 , they started walking at ages..............
s1 @ 15mos, s2 @ 12mos, d @ 9mos, s3 @ 9mos, and s4 @ 15mos.
This proves that they walk when they want to and never when you expect them to!
P.S. I was a nervous wreck about my oldest not walking, I even took him to the pediatrician about it and then he finally walked at 15mos. No worries!
I've heard of babies walking at 9 months, and I can say that having twins DS walked earlier than DD however, DD could walk before she actually let us know she could. She would sit down when we'd walk in the room. It's done on their own time when they want to do it. He's so beautiful! I will say that having the twins walk was the beginning of easier days for us.
I'm totally not worried, my friend's DD started walking at 14 mos and she and Jimmy started crawling at the same age, both butterballs. It just took me by surprise that so many ppl at work had babies starting at 6 months, 8 months, etc. I consider myself lucky! I love my cuddlebug!
He's so beautiful! I will say that having the twins walk was the beginning of easier days for us.
Thanks! Though he's not walking yet, the day he mastered crawling was a big change around here. We thought it would be scary (and sometimes it can be) but as long as we corral him in the livingroom, he's able to entertain himself so much better, which makes it way easier, especially for daddy.
Erin walked at about 10 months.
Shannon walked at 8 months (she did everything too fast she climbed out of the crib when she was 15 months old before some kids are even really walking )
Katie was about 10 months
Molly was 11 months.
Every kid is different. My girls all walked fairly early. I don't think Shannon ever really crawled. She went from rolling to briefly crawling (like for a week ) cruising around the furniture and then one day got to the end of the couch and walked off into the dining room and that was the end of life as I knew it That's funny you said maybe jimmy is all brains but not a jock. Shannon was my earliest walker and she is also my jock :grin: so maybe there is something to that.
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Macy started walking at close to 8 months but she was very light as far a weight goes and I really think that contributed to her being able to just stand up and start moving. My niece will be 1 on May 1 and she has just started walking within the last couple of weeks. I know of a couple of babies who did not walk until closer to 16 months - they were a bit heavier and perfectly content to crawl everywhere they wanted to go. I am sure Jimmy will surprise you one of these days and start walking. It normally happens when you least expect it!!
Adam took his first few steps all alone at exactly the age of 12 mos and 1 day. (funny how I remember this stuff!)
Zachary took his first few steps all alone at the age of 12 mos and 1 week.
Nate (the youngest) liked being attached to mama's hip! He was in no hurry to walk, he waited until 13 mos 1 week. And even then, he preferred my hip!
I am sure that little Jimmy will be walking before you know it! And once they walk, life is never the same!
Jaden was 16 months, Camille was 10 months, Wyatt was 13 months. They all go at their own pace and all do their own thing. I think that's the best part of being a parent is watching how they change, and discovering who they are over the years. And how silly it is to compare to other peoples' kids, let alone their own brothers and sisters!!! Everybody is different in their own way and that's what makes it so much fun!!!
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My niece started taking steps with help when she was 11 months old, but finally took off on her own about 14 months. My cousin's little bruiser (seriously, he's huge) just got up and started walking a couple of days ago and he is 10 months old . . . her daughter was right about the same age when she walked (she walked at 9 mo. I believe).
Ths thing with the kids in our family, that I have noticed, is that the bigger the baby was, the sooner they walked. Emilie and my niece were both VERY small and didn't walk until late . . . my cousins kids were both pretty large and they walked a bit earlier.
Sometimes I think we wish their lives away. I couldn't wait for my eldest DS to walk and talk now I can't wait for him to ....you know the deal!
My three were all different - DS 9mths, DD 14mths and DS 13mths.