Another vote for "depends on the kid"....my oldest was cruising furniture at 7 months, first solo step at 8 months then took off on his own at 10 months.
My second...barely cruised furniture. He couldn't be bothered apparently. He took his first step at 9 months (the day he turned!) and was off an walking at 9 months 1 week! lol
My youngest....he kind of did his own thing, too. He started cruising furniture at about 8-9 months then started walking all over the place at 11 months. He never did try that first solo step!! LOL
at 5:51 PM on Feb. 3, 2009