How fast do babies start to walk after crusing?

United States
June 20, 2007 6:35pm CST
My baby is crusing confidently all over the place. She tries to stand for about 20 seconds at a time or less. She is very good on her feet. How long does it usually take before they start walking? I have to prepare myself!!
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@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
21 Jun 07
My son was cruising for a LONG time before he started to actually walk. I think about four months. He thought about trying it earlier, but he was a scaredy cat. You think this is nerve-wracking, wait till she starts heading down the street on her own! My son is 18 months old and we have a big step in front of our door because our house isnĀ“t finished. He has never been able to get down it, although he can climb into the house from outside and has fallen out twice. Well, today, he grabbed the wall and confidently walked down the step! ALONE! Great. Now he can escape whenever he wants to.
• Guam
21 Jun 07
I used to ask and wonder that same question. Funny part is, I watch my daughter, who is 10 month old now, and she is freaking me out everyday. Actually, I have an extensive family and I get pointers form many relatives about the baby's growth. What is funny is that, baby learn as they grow. Babies have to learn each muscle on their body and grasp the control for each muscle. If you leave the child on the floor most of the time, the baby has the chance of learning his or her muscle control and that may speed up your child's ability to walk. I don't usually carry my baby since birth. The only time I carry her was to stroll around for less than an hour...or only do it when necessary. Now, she is independent, and already taking her first steps at 10 months.
• Australia
21 Jun 07
fidilari8 - i don't agree with not holding a baby at all - a baby needs comfort, support & to know the mother is right there. Although it is good to give them independence, they do need to be held, it comforts them & makes them feel safe. I don't think your daughter taking her first steps at 10 months had anything to do with the fact you didn't hold her much & wanted her to be independent - my daughter, i held all the time - she's 12 months old now & i still love to hold her :) She's been walking since just after 8 months so the independence thing that you tried really doesn't make a difference in their development. It all depends on the child & how confident they feel when it comes to moving around, taking steps etc!
• United States
24 Jun 07
My baby NEVER wants to be held! I try to cuddle with her and hold her, but she just wants to be active and play with everything in sight! So, I can't hold my baby most of the day. I TRY!!!
@Azita888 (318)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Thanks for asking this, my baby started cruising a little too so it's helpful to read about other people's expiriences and be prepared ahead of time.
• United States
21 Jun 07
It so much fun to see them grow!! I am excited and nervous about this!!
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
My baby started crusing at 71/2 months and walking without any help at 10 months. But varies from children to children.
@tuscon (48)
• United States
21 Jun 07
It may be at anytime! As soon as she sees something she really wants to get her hands on she will go towards it. My son first pulled himself up and started dancing to an old Elvis Pressley song then next thing I knew he was walking towards the TV the song was playing on!
@nudshanie (360)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 07
My second baby starts to walk when she is 10 months old. But it takes around 2 months for her to stand still without holding anything. Once she got her first step, she start to walk but after a few steps she will fall. You must give your baby sometimes before she start walking and try to encourage her.
• Canada
21 Jun 07
Hi First they walk around the furiture and once that is mastered then comes the first steps. My daughter took around 2 months to realy try to walk on her own without funiture. One day the child sees something they want and without realizing start the first steps. For my daughter it was a pink sippy cup. Good luck keep the camera handy to capture the moment.