When do kids start standing up?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
August 26, 2007 2:54am CST
My kid is seven months old and is already beginning to stand up. People around me are scaring that it is too early for him to stand up. This would leave his back weak. When did your kid stand up and what is opinion on this? Cheers! Ram
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@cotruelove (1038)
• Denver, Colorado
26 Aug 07
My daughter was standing and walking at a little over six months old. She stayed within reach of tables, chairs, etc. It didn't appear to hurt her. I doubt anyone could stop a child who wants to do it. By seven months she walked without touching anything, however, it wasn't for long periods of time, just short bursts. My son was doing the same thing at nine months of age, except because one of his legs turned inward a little, it took longer before he would walk alone. How did these people who think it is to early propose you should keep him from doing it? My son used to play Tarzan out of his crib before he walked. Scared me bad to find him sitting in the middle of the floor when I went into his room in the mornings.
• United States
26 Aug 07
cotruelove, Your kids sound adorable! Good for them for walking so early! I honestly think that once a kid decides they want to be mobile there's no stopping them. Ya just gotta face it and put up all the baby proof gear as fast as possible! LoL!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Aug 07
Yep.. that seems true. My son used to be very happy in his walker and used to zip around the house at great speed. Then people advised against walkers, so I stopped that and put him down. He would cry his lungs out if left down, but if you put your hands up to him, he will catch it and stand up and try to walk. He seems to enjoy the challenge of balancing himself!! Good to hear that your daughter was up and running at 6 months old!! Cheers! Ram
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
27 Aug 07
Well my daughter was attempting standing around 6 months or so & she's fine :) I think they just do it when they're ready & in order for them to be ready they need to know what they can do - if they're not strong enough then they wont have any luck doing it but if they ARE strang enough then they will do it with ease & do it younger than normal. I wouldn't worry about it though, i am pretty sure the weak back thing is another of those old wives tales because i haven't heard it before & my little girl was an early crawler, talker & walker - she's fine!
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
27 Aug 07
Hmm... yes, I agree with you... most of these things really don't have any scientific reasoning, it is just what has been passed over generations. Cheers! Ram
• United States
26 Aug 07
I really don't think you have anything to worry about. Kids start to do things at all different ages I'm sure even this early in some cases. One thing you have to remember is that they (the little ones) actually do know better than we do about when they can and can't learn new things. Your little one feels ready to start standing...that's really what matters. I think forcing him not to would be as bad as someone forcing a child to grasp something they are not yet ready to (like a child who takes a little longer than the norm to walk to talk). However I sadly don't have my son to have gone through this situation and I'm no doctor...but I don't believe they really know everything. You should obviously do whatever you think is best for your child in your heart and no one can tell you you're right or wrong either way...that's just my opinion though.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Aug 07
Hmm... that is true. I guess I would leave him to go ahead with his struggle to walk then :) Cheers! Ram