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Old 06-13-2005, 02:10 AM - Thread Starter
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My mom and I were wondering the earliest a baby can walk. I looked it up on the guinness world records site, but they don't have a record for it. We know 3 babies that walked WAY before schedule. My sister walked at 8 months. My mom still can't believe her fattest baby was her earliest walker. :LOL The rest of us walked between 10 and 12 months.

The other 2 we know walked at 7 months. One was my second cousin. I was only 7 when she was a baby, so I didn't realize that walking at 7 months was incredible, but now I look at pictures and she was just this tiny little baby, just running around. She didn't even look old enough to crawl, let alone walk.

The other is my neice. When she was 6 months old, she would push this laundry basket filled with toys around the house. Then, my brother said, one day she just dumped the toys out and started carrying the basket over her head instead. The first time I saw my neice, she was 10 months old. She was soooo little, but MAN, that kid was fast. She could run, jump, do somersaults-you name it, she did it.

Sooo....have you heard of a baby walking earlier? Early walking seems to run in our family. I'm worried my DS is just going to take off at 6 months old. So please tell me that it's not possible. :LOL
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I have heard that "normal" for walking is 8 to 18 months.

My dd walked at 15.5 months but said her first clear word at 7.5 months old. She had full sentences at 12 months. Language is her thing!

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My Cousins little girl was 6months old. She never Crawled just pulled herself up one day and started walking.
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OT-what's up with the "records" clickable link in my OP? I didn't put it there...

Is it just showing up on my computer?
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We're a family of late walkers-- my brother was over 18 mos old before he decided to get moving. You wouldn't know it now, though.

The earliest I know is a baby from my LLL group who walked at 9 months, which TOTALLY freaked me out, since my family has lazy, giggling little fat babies.
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One of my good friends walked at seven months also. She is an amputee (left arm) and so crawling just wasn't in the cards when she gave it a try! She is brilliant

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OT-what's up with the "records" clickable link in my OP? I didn't put it there...

Is it just showing up on my computer?
its just you cause I don't see it
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Wow. Six months. And everyone was telling me dd was walking early at 9 months.
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Both of my boys walked ebtween 9 and 10 months.

I met a little girl who started walking at 6 months. Never crawled, just walked.

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its just you cause I don't see it
Good, because I clicked on it and it's one of those pop-up search engine thingies and it's top searches are all dirty things.
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:LOL :LOL
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OT-what's up with the "records" clickable link in my OP? I didn't put it there...

Is it just showing up on my computer?

You have adware/spyware
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my son started walking at 8 mos and walked on his own by 9 mos. by 10 mos he was all over the place. by 11 he was in the climbing stage... 6 mos sounds INSANE! and oh he was a giant baby, as in being very chubby, lol so i dont think chub has much to do with keepin them down! :LOL
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Good, because I clicked on it and it's one of those pop-up search engine thingies and it's top searches are all dirty things.
Try downloading adaware or spybot. They both work pretty well at dumping such things off your scomputer.


My cousin walked at six months. He had older brothers he was trying to keep up with.

My dd walked at eight months.

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my son crawled at 4 months and was taking little steps at 6 and 7 months and was a pro walker at 8 mos. its funny to see his pics where hes standing around lol. my daughter on the other hand is 9 mos old and just started crawling this week(whats up with that?)
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my father is the youngest walker I 'know' of. Gramma said he was 9 mos old to the day

My children walked at 11 mos & 12 mos respectivly My oldest, Kayleigh now she was advanced in everything else though & She could speak full sentences by a year. And she is the one with Learning disorders go figure.
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9 months, my friends child. Mine didn't walk until 14 months
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MY DS sat alone, crawled and pulled up all the same week- the week before her turned 6 mths. He was walking holding onto stuff from that minute on. Walking a few steps at a time between me and DH,table to chair, couch to table, etc.. etc.. then at 9 mths 3 weeks he finally let go of the furniture and kept going. :LOL

it has been crazy ever since. :LOL

A friend of mine walked when he was about 7 mths.


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Ds walked at 9 months but his friend, she was crawling at 4 months and walking at 7! She could speak full sentences by a year. It freaked me out. She is three months older than him.

Of course, not they are both at the same level of everything, although her speech is a bit clearer than his

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oh wait, I just thought of another one. my MIL swears up and down that my dh walked the day he was born
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7 months, my niece and the little boy I used to babysit both walked at 7 months and were steady by 8

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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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.
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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.
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My daughter walked on her own (now holding onto anything) at 8 months. I had several walk at 9 months.)

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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!

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I had a friend who walked at 6 months, I have heard Tiger Woods walked at 6 months... dd took her first steps at 10 and that was early enough

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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
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Dd took her first unassisted step at 8 months 1 week. DS #1 took his 1 day shy of 9 months. They were both running before they were 10 months old.
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I had a little boy in my daycare class who walked at 7 months.
Then we had another little boy who didn't walk until 16 months.

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I saw a baby walking around at 7 months. It was really weird to me because my then 5 month old was bigger than that baby.
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