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How long does "cruising" last before baby starts to walk for real?

My baby just turned 1. He started crawling around 10 months, pulling up and cruising about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Is there a usual amount of time for these things? How long before he walks?

Our 1 yr doctor apointment is tomorrow but they never give me a straight answer. They always say something like if he isn't walking by 16 months....... whatever, I want to know how long cruising lasts before he will learn to walk alone.

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Asked by OwensMama824 at 10:28 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My son started crawling at 11 months and then started pulling himself up and holding onto/walking around furniture around 13 months. He is 16 months and just started taking a couple steps away from the cough at one time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Each kid is different. My son cruised for about two months before he actually walked. He would take a step here and there... He was almost 11 months old when he started to walk. If your LO is cruising, that's a good sign. Before 16 months, the main concern is they are getting around somehow. Whether it be scooting, crawling, etc. So, cruising is great! Late walkers tend to grasp the concept and become experts quick! Watch out. I bet it will be a week or two, give or take, before it happens. Is your LO hitting all of the other developmental milestones? Babbling? Thriving? If so... enjoy this time. Pretty soon you'll be going bonkers, running after him.

    Answer by ShadesofGrey at 11:12 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • kids are all different. my daughter cruised for about 4 months before walking, my son maybe 2 weeks.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 1:02 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

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