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what age did your dd/ds start walking?

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lilsmum Wed 29-Dec-04 17:53:41

dd is 11 mth and has been cruising for ages!!!! she will walk when you hold both or one hand but not very steadily, and walks with her push walker but seems to walk on tiptoes when pushing that. how can i "help" her conquer her fear of letting go?!?! and what age did yours start walking? and how did they 1st "set" off?

Frizbe Wed 29-Dec-04 17:55:43

dd has properly kicked in at 13mths! (and having been walking properly for 3 days she is now trying to run....) but one of her mates has only just started to crawl, whilst another one has been walking since 10mths! so I wouldn't worry, they all do it in their own time

MarsLady Wed 29-Dec-04 17:56:38

DS1 walked at 1y and 9days. Walked without a wobble. Convinced he practised in secret.
DD1 at 10months
DD2 at 10months
DTs currently cruising aged 10 months (and also walking with a push walker)

Not sleeping brilliantly again. Teeth appearing though so perhaps I'll forgive them. Then again................

joashiningstar Wed 29-Dec-04 17:59:22

DD1 & DD1, DS all walking confidently by 11-12 months. However, GS cruised for months and months - finally walked unaided at 13 months then refused for weeks, started walking properly at around 15 to 16 months (from what I remember... brain fogging up in old age) .

blossomhill Wed 29-Dec-04 18:03:36

ds - 12 months
dd - 13 months

rouge Wed 29-Dec-04 18:04:24

lilsmum, see this thread

KBear Wed 29-Dec-04 18:04:44

DD - 10 months
DS - 15 months

Kittypickle Wed 29-Dec-04 18:05:21

DD started walking at 12.5 months having spent several weeks cruising. DS started cruising at 11 months and finally graduated into his first pair of shoes this afternoon at 15.5 months. DD "set off" in the park one day when she thought I was holding onto her snow suit and I wasn't.

coppertop Wed 29-Dec-04 18:14:36

Ds2 was 12 months old exactly. He has no fear whatsoever and just set off for the middle of the room not long after he first started pulling up and cruising.

Ds1 got the hang of pulling up and cruising much earlier but didn't take any independent steps until 14mths. He had no interest in pushalong toys then either.

A lot seems to depend on personality as much as physical strength IME.

kinderbobsleigh Wed 29-Dec-04 18:26:47

11 months is very early to be worried. The best way to get them to let go is to put away the push walker and don't hold her hands. Then she will do it when she wants to. Which could still be some time away.

Gwenick Wed 29-Dec-04 18:29:25

DS1 - 17 1/2 months - after crusing furniture since 11 months old

DS2 - 10 months after crusing furniture for 3 weeks LOL

lockets Wed 29-Dec-04 18:30:31

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JanH Wed 29-Dec-04 18:36:49

I have 4 and their walking age ranged between 13 months and 19 months.

Hulababy Wed 29-Dec-04 18:43:32

DD walked at 10 months, after quite a few months of cruising and getting steadily more confident. Then she just took a step - at PILs so with everyone watching her. She stopped, looked around, laughed and did it again. And never stopped since!

Donbean Wed 29-Dec-04 18:52:21

11months, God help me!!!

heavenlyghost Wed 29-Dec-04 19:12:00

DS walked at 14 months ...
DD is 11 months and only started bumshuffling 4 weeks ago ... no sign of even cruising ... but I am not worried at all, they all develop at different rates and to be honest I am pleased I have 'late' developers physically as it gives me a bit more time ... EG at 10 months I could leave the room safe in the knowledge that DD wasn't going anywhere whereas my friend was chasing her 6 month old crawler all over the place ...

ItllBeLonelymumThisChristmas Wed 29-Dec-04 19:12:47

Ds1 - 11 months
Ds2 - 12 months
Dd - 13 months
Ds3 - 14 months
I kid you not.

I think they just will walk when they are ready to and there isn't much you can do to get them started except sit in front of them with your arms held out and hope!

It sounds to me like your dd is very close to doing the deed lilsmum.

Posey Wed 29-Dec-04 20:14:42

Dd was 15m. She waited til she could do it perfectly before letting go of the furniture. So when she went she did it without a wobble.
Ds was just about a year old, tried on and off for a while before confidently walking at about 13m.

mishiclaus Wed 29-Dec-04 21:07:37

my ds walked at 9mths but was cruising for about 4 weeks before then he just let go and walked across room to his dad.....
good luck

Gobbledigook Wed 29-Dec-04 21:20:17

DS1 and DS2 - 9-10 months but most of my friends' children walked around 13-14 months and one not till gone 18 months. All of these are normal so I don't think you should be worried at all.

kid Wed 29-Dec-04 21:26:58

Can I go for a record here then?

DD started walking at 21 months and 3 days! (not that I was counting or anything! )
She bumshuffled from 12 months so stuck to that method for ages!

DS started crawling at 7 months, cruising at 7.5 months and walked at 11 months.

Linnet Wed 29-Dec-04 21:44:12

dd1 cruised round the furniture from 8 months and walked on her own at 13 months.

janeybops Wed 29-Dec-04 22:18:22

dd crawled at 8 and half months and walked at 13 months.

ds crawled at 5 months, cruised at 6 and half months, walked at 10 months

TwasTheNightBeforeXmasOwl Wed 29-Dec-04 22:59:47

ds never crawled, never walked round furniture, just stood up a bit, and then suddenly started walking when he was 18mnths. strangely he had just started to spend time at a house where there was a toddler. i think he saw her and thought "ooh id like to do that". dd started "crawling" (by that i mean with her belly on the floor but she still gets everywhere she wants to) a couple of months ago (she's nearly one) has about two weeks ago started to stand up and im thinking she will be walking soon.

SofiaAmes Thu 30-Dec-04 04:40:31

ds crawled at 6 months (eeek) and walked at 12 months. dd crawled at 8 months but didn't start walking until 18. However she was speaking in full sentences at 12 months...a very odd sight.

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