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post #41 of 56
Ds wasn't an early walker--he was 14 months---but he was just a tiny little guy, under 16 lbs. and maybe 27-28 inches, so he looked like a much younger walker.
post #42 of 56

What exactly do people class as walking? Is it completely supporting their own weight and walking unaided, or does taking steps while being partly supported count?
 

post #43 of 56

My oldest started walking somewhere between 12-18 months and my youngest, who never crawled, took off at 7-1/2 months.  He had places to go in a hurry!  He was actually climbing before that too....and I have the gray hairs to prove it!

post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by Katrina Lee View Post

What exactly do people class as walking? Is it completely supporting their own weight and walking unaided, or does taking steps while being partly supported count?
 

 I consider it the day that they walk without holding onto anything. 

post #45 of 56

My first walked, unsupported, at 11 months after a few months of crawling and pulling up. 

 

My second, a daughter, walked at 7 months- no joke! I have photographic proof (no one believed me)- after never having crawled or pulled up on anything. She just learned to squat in the middle of the floor and one day she stood up and walked away. Poor little thing had bruises all over her body from falling. But there was no stopping it. I never put stock in the crawl first/walk second developmental stuff, but it is worth noting that my daughter has dyslexia and audio processing disorder and at 9, she is still struggling to learn to read. 

 

My two youngest sons both walked at around 8 months. We lived on a farm and they had a lot of free time, barely ever rode in cars. I think their older siblings helped things along!

post #46 of 56

The walking/reading thing wasn't true for us.  My son that crawled and walked late has mild dyslexia and my non-crawler, early walker took to reading like breathing.  He was reading at a 7th grade level in first grade.  They are 3 years apart in age, but the youngest reads and spells better.

post #47 of 56

My son started crawling at approx 4 1/2 - 5 months and began taking his first steps at 6 1/2 months and by seven months in full bloom. He has been cruising every since and he is now 9 months old.

post #48 of 56
My daughter was sitting unsupported at three months, and crawled at five and a half months after pulling herself up to stand for a week before. Now she's six and a half months, and standing occasionally unsupported and cruising on furniture.

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post #49 of 56

Ha, sgsnyder! 

 

My cousin (earliest I know of) was another one of these 7-month walkers.  He didn't even roll over until almost 6 months.  FWIW, he is highly intelligent and verbally-gifted, but did have a raging case of ADHD, emphasis on the H. 

post #50 of 56

Most of my life has been spent around children and babies. The youngest baby I have ever seen walk was a 5 month old girl. At least that is what I was told her age was. She had a weird, stiff legged gait and seemed to not even realize she was doing it. After that, the youngest were a few babies at around 8 or 9 months.

 

My kids are late walkers, 14 to 15 months plus 3 weeks for my pre term baby. She was pulling herself around the floor at 4 months, (she was so tiny, she was able to pull her body with no problem) and she "knee walked" for months starting at 11 or 12 months, but wouldn't get up and walk on her own until she was almost 16 months old.

post #51 of 56
Neat old thread. My DS was 7.5 months when he began walking. It blew us away. My dad has always said that my brother walked at 7 months, and I thought he was exaggerating, but after seeing DS, maybe he wasn't. My DDs were 10.5 & 10 months.
post #52 of 56
A friend's daughter walked at 8 months. My son walked at 9.
post #53 of 56

I had bumped this up to mention my cousin, but also because I thought my baby was going to walk a bit on the "early" side.  Well, she did take her first steps at 8.5 months and is now walking (not extremely proficiently, but for many steps at a time, all day) as of a day before she turned 9 months.  So not very early by this thread, but I guess early-ish!  I know @sgsnyder has a little walker on her hands, too, as of definitely less than 9 months!  :)

post #54 of 56
Ha, Buko! That's right - 8.5 months here, too. Now she's racing around the apartment (at 9.5 months). It's still so strange to see my tiny baby walking around like a fully growed-up little person. Congrats - er - and sorry. wink1.gif
post #55 of 56

Same here, LOL!

 

Did you see this?

 

http://theuglyvolvo.com/2013/12/10/a-ten-month-olds-letter-to-santa/

 

NUMBER 8 ALL DAY

post #56 of 56

My nephew started walking when he was 1 year old ...

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