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when did your baby walk? I need inspirational stories!


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#26 ejdonn

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

We're in the same boat.  DS is 16mth and only cruising.  He has low muscle tone and we've been seeing a paediatric physio since 4mths.  Challenge for me is that DS is a big boy and is really heavy to carry around.  I can't wait till he's walking so that my back can have a break!



#27 IsolaBella

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

I should then add that DD's first steps were on Mother's Day.... that was the day she decided to walk.



#28 Elizabethandfriend

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

Like ejdonn, we are seeing a physio for low muscle tone.   DS is finally taking some steps at 18.5 months.  He is a way off walking well though.  I doubt he will ever be an elite athlete, but with a bit of help late walkers catch up.

#29 Mrs Lost Wanderer

Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

My DD1 crawled at 13 months and was walking with the furniture at 15 months but not walking unaided until 22 months. I asked our GP about it (our GP use to be a paediatrician in  London before moving to Australia and working part time as a GP so she could spend more time with her kids). She said that one of her daughters was a late walker but because she had had so much practice, once she let go of the furniture, she hardly ever fell over or stumbled. This seems true for my daughter because now she is 26 months and can walk and run on uneven surfaces, gravel, etc and can jump with two feet down a step and catch and throw and ball and kick a ball. She started other skills early for her age but was just a late started with physical motor skills.

#30 seepi

Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:23 PM

My first DD was cruising the furniture for about 5 months before she finally walked at 17 months. For ages people would say 'oh she is about to walk'. She was an early crawler too.

In hindsight I wonder if the fact we had hard tile floors through the whole house made her worried to let go and fall over.

Once she started she hardly stumbled at all, as she had practised for so long while holding on.

#31 bella_75

Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

DD walked at about 16months.  I thought that was late as she was cruising at 10months.

However DS was born when she was 14.5months, so we think she regressed as she was ready to walk.  I think it took her a while to get used to another baby.

My DH didn't walk until 18 months, so late walking is in the family.

#32 kabailz13

Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

DD1 walked at 9mths
DS1 walked at 12mths
DD2 walked at 15mths

DS2 is not walking @ 15.5mths - will be at least a month or two or more for him
DD3 is just starting to take 2-4 steps @ 15.5mths

Our twins have been so interesting to watch. Our boy is known as 'Lumpy'. For so long, he was happy to just lay about and be a lump whereas his sister has never been content for that. She crawled months earlier than him and has been on the verge of walking for 2mths or so now. She is the sort of kid who won't do something until she is supremely confident in her ability - her brother doesn't care so much and I'm sort of expecting him to beat her to walking properly if she doesn't hurry up lol.

On the early/late walking - speech link.....

DD1 walked early and had a lot of speech issues
DS1 walked "on time" and had speech issues
DD2 walked a little late and only has speech issues due to hearing loss (fixed with grommets)

I have found the same trend with friends' children. I'd much rather my kids walk late and have well formed speech - I am so sick of the speech therapy ride!

#33 Penguin78

Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

Read Post 1 for the update!!

#34 ~chiquita~

Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

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