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

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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.

CMOTDibbler Wed 05-Dec-12 15:51:43

My ds didn't crawl till the week before he was one, walked at 14 months. But had started cruising at 10 months. Of course, once he did walk, he ran, and hasn't stopped since.

And I never crawled, and have the highest reading speed of anyone I have ever met.

snowtunesgirl Wed 05-Dec-12 20:17:29

I'm finding this thread reasurring as DD is now a year old but only pulls herself up onto her knees. She does commando crawling as well and her fine motor skills are great.

I actually started another thread on this a little while ago as I was a bit worried. But it seems as though she's just a talker as opposed to a walker and her brain is concentrating on that at the mo.

DiddyDragon crawled at 5mo & walked at 9mo.
DiddyCakes crawled at 9mo & walked at 15mo.

Proves nothing - they're both normal.

Tell them to feck off. smile

amothersplaceisinthewrong Wed 05-Dec-12 21:05:17

My Ds crawled at six months, walked at 10 months, climbed everywher at 10.5 months and drove us mad. Didn't talk until he was about 2 and a half!

DD crawled at 10 months, walked at 16 months, but spoke at 12 months

You just can't win. My DS walked very early and people told me to stop him, that he'd 'go bow-legged' that he'd 'damage his legs', 'oh you shouldn't let him walk like that at his age, he's not strong enough to bear his own weight, it'll bend his bones'. I don't know what they wanted me to do... Rugby tackle maybe? grin

So if it was the other way round, you'd still be in the wrong. And your DS isn't even late - ten months is still early!

lola88 Wed 05-Dec-12 21:41:21

snowtunesgirl all kids are so different DS may be good physically but he never bloody sleeps they are just the same as adults they have somethings they are better at or like better so thats what they do.

I know my friend with the 18mo non walker was frantic insisting there was something wrong because her DS1 walked at 13mo but the doctors kept telling her he will walk and they won't look into it until he's 2 even then it might just be they are not ready yet.

Tell them to keep their judgey arses out of your business.
To walk at 10m is classed as early, if he walks that early great, if he doesn't it does not matter one bit as it isn't a milestone he has to reach just yet.
My dd1, dd2 & dd3 all walked at 14m and dd4 at 23m.
People made me worry so much that dd4 wasn't walking, when is was none of their business!

It's not a race, it's a shame that some judgey pantie people make it into one.
Childhood shouldn't be rushed!

PropertyNightmare Wed 05-Dec-12 21:47:31

Yanbu. 10 months is really early to walk. These people are idiots to badger you. Ignore them!

Bunnyjo Wed 05-Dec-12 21:55:56

Ignore them!

DD walked at 10.5mth - she has always been more 'accident prone' than most, constantly bashing into things and spatially very unaware.

DS walked at 14mth - now, at 18mth, he already seems much more sturdy and stable, when upwardly mobile, than his bigger sister.

DD is always bumping into DS and it's HER than ends up falling over!

bedmonster Wed 05-Dec-12 22:45:38

This makes me grin so much! My DS was running around by 10 months <proud> but still can't say anything other than 'bah' - not mum, not dad at 13 months hmm.
My friend has a DD 15 months and she sits (not mobile in any way, not even a bum shuffle!) and reels off a list of about 10 recognisable words.
We both find it fascinating that they are both so good at their own thing, and that they are learning skills all the time. It's also really lovely to see them developing in different ways.
YANBU, they all do it at some point, it's not a race.

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