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    Default What does walking mean for baby?

    My bub is 14.5 mths old n she's started taking steps. She'll take a few steps before she falls on her bum. Then she'll crawl/shuffle on her knees to move to her toys before trying to walk again. This repeats itself.

    The thing is, ppl are asking me if she can walk or has started walking.what does it mean when you are asked if she can walk or has started waking?
    As you read above, she is trying to walk but primarily gets around through a mixture of crawling and shuffling on her knees.

    My BIL 'walked' at 8 mths n my MIL assumed she'd be waking before 12 mths. Hence I felt just a teeny bit anxious but now I wonder what MIL meant by BIL walking at 8 mths... Maybe he just took some steps like my little girl. I can't imagine him walking everywhere at that age!

    Can anyone enlighten me?

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    Every baby is different. My kids varied between 9 months and 15 months. My second did properly walk at 9 months. As in take between 10 and 20 steps all the time, sit, get back up and do it again. My son (who followed her) didn't walk til 15 months. No sign or interest any earlier.

    I wouldn't worry. Some babies don't really walk til closer to 20 months. Ignore your MIL.

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    I say walking is when it's their primary mode of getting around, but I count the milestone from when they took their first steps. My son took his first steps at 10 months, but wasn't walking full time until 11.5 months.

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    Dd and ds1 both walked around 13 months, as in walked to get around and would only occasionally crawl. Ds2 was up and virtually running at 9.5 months, and ds3 who is 14 months, will stand and bop up and down. and can take steps, but still won't walk. We've seen him take around 5 steps a few times but I guess he's just not interested and crawling is faster atm.
    In your case I'd be answering with she CAN walk, but isn't doing it all the time.


 

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