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About how old do you think they should be when they start to walk?

My son is only 4 months and he's already wanting to walk. Not crawl just walk, and he gets mad when he' not sitting up straight.

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Asked by myangel0207 at 2:21 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my mom said i started pulling up and holding onto things around that age too. my dd started walking walking with out holding on to anything by 7 months, i think all kids are different, most that i know started around 8 or 9 months and were walking with out holding onto things around 12 months

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • oh and my daughter crawled for like a day then was pulling up and walking around that way

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • From working in daycare I have seen kids start walking anywhere from 9 months to 17 months. They are all different. Maybe yours will be one of the early ones.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Ariane was walking at 14 months; Clio walked about 13 months.

    Answer by Suzi at 2:25 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • if he is stable let him stand holding something. if not you can put him in an exersaucer or walker that way he still gets to stand, my daughter started to use her walker around that age, i just stopped letting her use it around 6 months when she could hold the couch and stand w/o help.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 2:25 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • My kids both walked around 10 months. 4 months is very impressive! :)

    Answer by goldenfox at 2:34 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • My eldest stood up by herself at 4 months, however she did not walk at that age. There's no set age at when a child/baby learns to do things, I wouldn't hold any child back but would make them feel secure and also watch them like a hawk as they progress. There are children that are well over a year old when they learn to walk, and then there are those that are 3-4 months old, just monitor and if your little one becomes mobile make sure your place is well baby proofed and you're prepared for their movements. Also don't be surprised if they start out a little wobbly and off-balanced or even clumsy enough to fall a lot, corner guards for sharp edges of furniture may be needed if you have a lot.

    Answer by Knightquester at 3:08 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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