How old did your baby start walking?

Philippines
September 9, 2008 7:35am CST
I have a 9-month old daughter and she's been taking a few steps while holding on to something or being held with support. I was just wondering, how old do other babies start walking?
9 responses
@kavinsh (78)
• India
11 Sep 08
hi rakittera generally children start walking after or in tenth month. it differ from child to child. some take more time.it also depend on baby massage, diet of mother as well as child. ur baby will start soon independently. take care of child.
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• Philippines
11 Sep 08
thanks! I didn't know my diet could affect the physical development of my baby. How is that?
• India
12 Sep 08
as babies are taking mother feed . so, diet of mother also effect. whether u had taken nutrisious diet at that time.
• United States
10 Sep 08
my daughter started walking around everything when she was young i want to say between 7-8 months because she was pulling up around six months,but she walked with out support a about 11 months old she was scared to let go but my son took forever i think he was like 14 months before he walked. your daughter is doing good she'll be running around before you know it.good luck=)
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
I guess it's really different for every baby. thanks for sharing this!
@coolblu (54)
• United States
10 Sep 08
all babies are different but my daughter started walk at 7 months old holding on by the time she was 8 months she was on her own..
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• Philippines
10 Sep 08
wow! that's quite early for a baby girl. :-)
• United States
9 Sep 08
My son started pulling himself up on furniture at about 7-1/2 months. He started crusing along on the furniture shortly after that. He is now 10 months old and for the past week he has been standing up on his own, without furniture. He has been able to take one or two steps but then sits down or falls down. I can't wait until he can really do it on his own!
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• Philippines
10 Sep 08
that will be anytime soon... can't wait for my daughter to start walking too. thanks!
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
9 Sep 08
My son started cruising- walking while holding on to something- around 10 months. But he didn't start walking unsupported until he was 13 months. I think about 1 year is the average.
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• Philippines
10 Sep 08
thanks for sharing! It seems like an exciting time for us moms when we see this milestones.
@Beaver72 (446)
9 Sep 08
The average is about 15 months of age for a baby to start walking but many walk sooner an equally many walk later. There is no real 'average' babies will walk when they're good and ready and when they walk is no indication of health or anything else related
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• Philippines
9 Sep 08
I think this is why my I just have to wait. My daughter surprises me sometimes. Just when I think she's not ready for a milestone, she starts doing it. Thanks!
@SangsTurks (1446)
• India
9 Sep 08
Your baby seems to have started young cause my son too started walking when he was 9 months old and people said that he was an early walker! I think by 11 months most of the kids start to walk. Wait and watch some more to come, you would have to remove everything from the ground level as they will pick up everything and put it in their mouth when they start to walk aroung the house. And you would have to be on your toes at times running after them, but believe me its fun to see children grow and progress.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Thanks for the tip! I'll have to think about child-proofing our home then. Great reminder. :-)
• India
21 Sep 08
hey! thank you fro selecting my response as the best. I too have tried child proofing the house but he always finds something or the other to put in his mouth But anyways all the best to you.
@jmhall (143)
• United States
9 Sep 08
My twins who are the eldest started walking about 10 months. My youngest started walking a 9 months. They like your daughter started off by pulling up on the furniture and walking along it. It did not take them long at all to start moving away and taking a few. Especially my youngest. She was in a hurring to get mobile as she really hated when her sisters would leave her and go to another part of the house to play. So she has be really motivated at doing things that the other two were not.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Thanks for sharing! My imagination was running while reading your post. So cute, you have twins! :-)
• United States
9 Sep 08
My son was two weeks before his first birthday when he started walking independently. His actual "first step" was about a month prior to that. I had a niece that was walkign at 9 months but other than her most of the kids in my family started at about 11 months old.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
really? wow, seems like my baby will be walking soon. thanks for the response!