What age did your child start talking/walking?

(31 Posts)
MummyV18 Tue 13-Aug-13 22:28:57

I'm particularly interested in boys development (I heard there was a difference in male/female development) as I'm wondering when my son might start.

ds started walking at about 11 months but was a bit more delayed with talking compared to dd (who was also walking by 11 months)

itsnothingoriginal Tue 13-Aug-13 22:34:38

My DS was 15 months when he started walking. Both my kids walked late but so did I because we are all quite hypermobile in our family!

DS was an early talker though - still has good speech for his age.

BrianTheMole Tue 13-Aug-13 22:36:20

Dd walking 14 months / talking 14 months
Ds walking 15 months / talking 2.5 yrs

Walked at 10 month but didn't talk til he was 3

Pascha Tue 13-Aug-13 22:38:26

Walking 11 months, Talking 2.4

DS1: walked at 8.5 months, talked at around 12/13 months (single words, was stringing words together by 2)

DS2: walked at 10 months, didn't really talk until he was 2ish but that's because he had glue ear

DS3: walked at 9.5 months, talked around 18 months

BabiesAreLikeBuses Tue 13-Aug-13 22:44:19

I have boy/girl twins and don't buy into the general boy/girl stereotypes although many are determined to keep them going, it's just different personalities.
Ds walked at 14 months (he looked ready to go at 10 months but likes to be ultra confident before doing things, this trait has continued), he said first few words at 18 months and was talking in short sentences by 2.
Dd walked at 14 months (she didn't seem ready but copied ds, has a tendency to be more risky with physical stuff). Talked at 12 months, sentences 18 months (didn't realise at the time this was unusual).
They've obviously had the same environment and adults which makes it an interesting study!

Both DSs walked at 11 months.

They started speaking at around 19m.

Mobile but silent is dangerous grin

working9while5 Tue 13-Aug-13 23:10:11

Ds 1 spoke 11months (milk, car, bye, no, fish, mama, Dada, ball). Walked week before 15 months.

Ds 2 walked 11 months, talking at 13 months = hiya, look, car, ball, mama, dadda, his brother's name, cat, no, uh oh with a where gesture when he drops something, ah ah plus waggly finger as stop, toesies. He has glue ear with moderate bilateral loss which I think ups his gesture use.

LazyMonkeyButler Tue 13-Aug-13 23:11:31

DS1 - walked at 15 months, started talking at about 20 months
DS2 - walked at 12 months, started talking well after 24 months
DD - walked at 10 months, started talking at about 18 months

RandomMess Tue 13-Aug-13 23:15:48

Only have girls but they were all different...

#1 = walked 13 months, fluent long complicated sentences crystal clear speech by 16 months (very unusual!)
#2 = walked 14 months, had speech delay due to glue ear
#3 = couldn't sit unaided until 11 months, can't remember when she walked, earlyish talker so fluent sentances by about 2
#4 = walked at 17 months, severe speech delay was very difficult to understand anything she said until she had turned 4 and had treatment for auditory processing issues and speech therapy.

so same family, very different results!!!

crazzzzycat Tue 13-Aug-13 23:22:41

DS - walked 9m, first words 8m and talking very very well by 2
DD - walked 10m

DD is 11m old tomorrow and only says dada at the moment grin

Goatshavestrangeeyes Tue 13-Aug-13 23:28:44

Ds didn't walk til 17 months but was talking from 12 months. He still has advanced speech now at 3.

DD2 walked at 12 months but now at 19 months is only starting to say words, she is getting better every day though.

MiaowTheCat Wed 14-Aug-13 12:27:26

Not walking at very early 16 months - cruising and standing letting go so she's frustratingly near.

Talking - odd words and she could babble for England.

mejon Wed 14-Aug-13 12:54:28

DD1 walked at 12/13m and had single words at around 18m but took until nearer 3 to start speaking in sentences.

DD2 walked at 10 months and it is awful to admit that I can't remember when she started talking - she's only 2.5 poor thing - but she's been stringing words together since around 18m and now speaks in sentences.

Belmo Wed 14-Aug-13 13:00:32

DD talking at 9 months, walking 16 months.

crumpeteater Wed 14-Aug-13 13:14:29

DD first talked at 18 months (she's deaf so there was a delay), She was signing at 8 months though, walked at 13 months.
DS talked at 9 months and walked at 12/13 months. He's always had an excellent vocabulary and was putting 3/4 words together by 12 months - I think this is because of the focus on developing DD's spoken language, rather than him being some sort of genius.

sillymillyb Wed 14-Aug-13 13:22:40

Oh I'm glad I found this thread as I have been really worrying about DS speach.

He walked at 10mo, is 17mo now and can say, "yeah" and that's about it. I need to stop asking him yes/ no questions I think!

MummyV18 Wed 14-Aug-13 20:07:18

The response to this has been great. My son is 14 months so from the answers given I feel better about the fact he isn't walking or talking yet. He's close to doing both but other children I know are walking. I know they all do it in there own time so I shall try not to worry smile

Figgygal Wed 14-Aug-13 20:09:17

DS walked 11 months taking has been a bit slower he's 19mo now and seems to have finally had that explosion they talk about but he understands almost too much grin

barnet Wed 14-Aug-13 20:12:11

Dd walked 10months, talked a bit at 20 months.
Ds walked 11months, talked around 26 months.

Purplelooby Wed 14-Aug-13 20:14:38

DS will be 12 month in 1 weeks time. Says Mama, Daddy, hiya, cat and has said kick (future ballet dancer) and hat in context but doesn't use them regularly. Also those daft not-words like uh oh when being naughty, ah ah when about to be naughty and mmm when hungry.

He's been cruising for a few months but seems quite a way off actually walking.

BubbleBoy Wed 14-Aug-13 20:37:12

DS1: Walked at 11 months. Talked a few words at 15 months, sentences by 23 months.

DS2: 19 months now and still not walking sad crawling everywhere and pulling up and cruising round furniture (he's very frustrated about it!) He's been diagnosed with hypermobility so has got some orthopedic boots and has physiotherapy once a week. Talked at 14 months, few words. Has about 40 words now at 19 months.

BoysRule Wed 14-Aug-13 20:43:10

DS1 - walked a week before his first birthday. Talked in sentences by 2, but very few words by 18 months.

DS2 - walked a week before his birthday. Around 5/6 words at 14 months. So far, very similar to DS1. Although I can already tell he has a very different personality.

Agree that walking without talking is dangerous. I get A LOT of frustrated shouting.

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