A friend of mine was a foster mom to a little girl that walked at 7 months old. The really incredible thing about that was, the baby was VERY neglected, and left most of the time in her carseat, and couldn't even sit up when she got her in her home only 4 weeks before that! So in 4 weeks, that baby went from not hardly being able to hold up her head to walking. It was an amazing transformation.
My dd was 7 months old when she started walking. She was my first so I didn't know that was early. The problem I had was with my son. He was 13 months when he started...NOW I know that was completely in the 'normal' range but at the time I had no clue and thought something was wrong with him! I thought that my dd was the one in the 'normal' age and so I thought my son was an extremely late walker.
my oldest DD walked at 7&1/2mo. she started pulling herself up at 6mo and was soon able to stand unassisted... then she started to cruise the furniture... and well, then she walked. she rolled over, sat, and crawled "early" too.
i tell you, as first time mom it freaked me out!
My DH walked alone at 7 months & 1 day. My SIL also walked somewhere around that time. Our dd pulled up for the first time & started walking along stuff 3 days shy of 7 months. Actually she was pulling up and cruising WAY before she was crawling -- that didn't start until over a month later. Now, 10 days shy of 9 months, she's crusing & crawling all over. I'm totally expecting her to start trying to walk on her own any day now. You can see she's thinking about it sometimes when she's trying to get from one thing to the next, but so far she chickens out, drops and crawls. :LOL
LOL! My ds2, the earliest walker, is also my fattest baby, and that's saying something! Also, surprisingly, in the 6 weeks or so since he started walking, he hasn't slimmed down, either. All breastmilk, too.
The little baby my mom used to do daycare for took her first steps either right on or right after her 7 mo. b-day.......child could run, climb, everything by 9 months old!! That's the youngest I have ever seen.