to be fed up of people commenting on how DS isn't walking yet...

(60 Posts)
lola88 Tue 04-Dec-12 21:11:16

...because he's only just turned 10mo, he crawled quite early at 7mo and is good on his feet but he's just not ready to let go i just let him go at his own pace but people seem dissapointed that he's not running marathons!

If one more person tells me i should be trying to make him let go and walk i will be forced to scream 10 MONTHS in their face until they get it.

Cantheyreportme Tue 04-Dec-12 21:15:27

oh my LO is ten months and has just started crawling, I'm not expecting her to walk for a while either.

they are forgetting he's still early, v early as he has crawled so early.

just sa plainly he will way when he is ready and to before.

nocake Tue 04-Dec-12 21:15:37

Is he big for his age? DD is tiny so we constantly had people saying they were surprised to see such a young baby walking... she walked at 14 months!

KnittingChristmas Tue 04-Dec-12 21:16:33

DS2 crawled at 5 1/2 mths and didn't walk til 14 mths shock! Just ignore them smile.

BionicEmu Tue 04-Dec-12 21:17:08

YANBU! Jeez, I thought you were going to say he was nearly 2 years old or similar.

He's 10 months old, not even a year yet. I applaud your ability to resist screaming in people's faces!

featherbag Tue 04-Dec-12 21:17:46

DS didn't crawl until the day before his 1st birthday, he's now 14mo and cruising around the furniture but totally uninterested in walking when crawling gets him where he needs to be fast enough!

McChristmasPants2012 Tue 04-Dec-12 21:18:01

i thought you was going to say 18 months+ he is still a baby

littlewhitebag Tue 04-Dec-12 21:19:46

My youngest DD didn't walk until 15 months. She will be age 15 years soon and i find she walks, runs, plays hockey and golf and dances - all just fine! Just ignore these silly people!

10 months? my ds wasn't even crawling at that age, didn't walk until he was almost 15 months- i'd laugh at them to be honest (while gritting my teeth & screaming inside)

Pontouf Tue 04-Dec-12 21:20:49

My son didn't crawl till he was 11 months (well not forward anyway!) and didn't walk till he was 15 months. They do it when they're ready and ten months is still so young. Ignore ignore ignore smile

BabylonElf Tue 04-Dec-12 21:22:05

Ds is 7 months off and only just rolling over.

Dd1 walked on her first birthday, but dd2 not until she was 16 months - just another example of how every baby is different smile

LDNmummy Tue 04-Dec-12 21:22:32

Oh yes I hate this!

DD is 14 months and only started trying to walk at 12 months.

DH and I both walked at 7 months but I had no expectations for DD as every child is different.

The worst comment was DH's father asking us if we had taken her to the GP or a specialist and that maybe we should as all of his kids had walked at 7 months. DH was angry for about a week!

Just yesterday and today DD seems to have decided she prefers walking more than crawling. It has been a gradual transition and not something where she has just gotten up one day and started walking.

Just ignore them, its sad the way some people think rearing children is a competitive sport.

EarnestDullard Tue 04-Dec-12 21:23:25

YANBU, 10 months would be very early to be walking.

DD was crawling by 6mo but didn't walk till about 15mo. I've heard it said that early crawlers are often late walkers, as they can get around fine by crawling so don't need to start walking. That could be rubbish though grin

imustbepatient Tue 04-Dec-12 21:28:25

YANBU at all! DD1 crawled at 8.5 months and walked at 15 months having shown no interest in it until not long before that. But because she was that little bit older she sussed it very quickly and went from tentative walking to haring round the place at great speed within a couple of weeks!

All the toddlers in my NCT group walked at completely different ages but now (aged 2) you couldn't tell who walked first vs who walked last. Tell any rude people to sod off!

PowerPants Tue 04-Dec-12 22:10:26

Mine is 15 months and not walking and yes I am very very very sick of it.

My daughter never crawled only bum shuffled and didn't walk until she was 18 months!

Ignore x

AndABigBirdInaPearTree Tue 04-Dec-12 22:13:50

DS1 didn't walk until 15 months. He has been an elite level athlete. Let it be water off a duck's back.

Theicingontop Tue 04-Dec-12 22:14:23

YADNBU. My son wasn't even crawling at 10mo. Tell them to mind their own business!

AndABigBirdInaPearTree Tue 04-Dec-12 22:14:38

Besides, they get into more trouble when they start to walk and then run. DS2 learned to run within a week of starting to walk.

thebody Tue 04-Dec-12 22:14:51

WHAT!!!!!! My third child never crawled. She bum shuffled till 18 months and then walked across the room.

Who is telling you this?? What utter crap.

My 4,, ds I walked at 10 months, ds2 walked at 15 months. Dd3 18 months, dd4 13 months.

Ignore and laugh.

HildaOgden Tue 04-Dec-12 22:15:26

Do they know he's only ten months,does he look older?

Ignore them.

another bum shuffler who didn't walk til 21 months. Thing is, she's tiny for her age and I'd get " she looks too little to be walking!" I'd be going, but she's 2 next month! Can't win, I think!

AllYoursJingleBellbooshka Tue 04-Dec-12 22:21:54

God I dread having all this again when DC2 comes along.

Just chuckle, roll your eyes and say "Don't be so silly, he's only 10 months! you twat "

Whatdoiknowanyway Tue 04-Dec-12 22:23:13

My DD crawled and walked earlyish.(6 and 10 months). Which was kind of an embarrassment as our really good friends had a daughter 8 months older who just shuffled on her bottom for a long time so it was really noticeable when our baby started crawling and walking first.
However. Their DD stood for the first time on our DDs 1st birthday. By the end of the next week she was practically running. Theywere then pretty much level pegging all through their childhood. Ignore, ignore, ignore. Babies all develop at different rates.

PS 20 years on the two girls are still very good friends.

I love it when people say stuff like this - like it is actually possible to make a baby walk!

Just shake your head and laugh. Or ask them.how they think you could make ds walk any sooner.

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